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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Obama and Independents: Cracks beneath the surface

His base is crumbling fast because despite his pretensions, he did a lousy job with his spending package. He believed that the economy would rebound by itself and he could spend a few trillion on pet Liberal projects. It's not working out that way.
Pres. Obama poll numbers are continuing to slip, particularly among independents, as state polls are beginning to show:

A Quinnipiac University poll of voters in economically troubled Ohio, released Tuesday, showed Obama’s approval rating slipping 8 points, to below 50 percent, from a poll two months earlier, with a plurality of 48 percent of independent voters disapproving of his job performance. A Public Policy Polling [PPP] survey in Virginia found Obama’s approval and disapproval numbers effectively tied, with independents disapproving of the president’s job performance, 52 percent to 38 percent

I live in Virginia. The state is a swing state. A drop by independents from 52 to 38% is huge.

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