Skip to comments.James Carville pollster shows Democrats stumbling even further with electorate
Posted on 08/04/2010 10:36:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
James Carville’s Democracy Corps commissioned a poll at the end of July to test the mood of the electorate, and Brian Faughnan of Liberty Central gleefully discovers that voters are furious at Democrats. Despite the “Recovery Summer” sales pitch by the White House, voters are growing increasingly pessimistic about the economy, and increasingly inclined to deliver a protest vote in November. Brian points to a few of the charts included in the analysis from Citizen Opinion, Carville’s pollster, and this one seems most relevant:
Until Joe Biden started pitching “Recovery Summer,” voters seemed reasonably split on whether to cast votes in protest of the administration’s policies, and may have even closed the gap a bit since the beginning of the year. In June, however, the drop in economic indicators began to be too big to ignore or jolly over with a sales pitch. The extension of bad news on employment also became so obvious that the media mainly stopped pretending to be surprised by it. The poll shows a wide margin of people planning protest votes.
This also goes along with a collapse in support for Democratic leadership on economics:
The most interesting part of this chart is that it shows little bounce for Democrats in March and April, when at least a few of the indicators looked more positive. Also note that Democrats have traditionally outpolled Republicans on the economy over the last couple of decades, and often on deficits as well. This is a big shift in American politics if this trend holds up; a -13 on economics is huge in these midterms especially. It could mean that the GOP has the opportunity to discredit Democrats for a long time to come, assuming that a win in the midterms means muscling the White House into a course correction.
It’s not just Democrats that voters have begun to reject, either. A majority have lost faith in President Hopeandchange, too:
The argument that Obama somehow rescued us from something worse than what we see now has worn very thin indeed. Only 41% buy that argument after eighteen months of Obama’s term of office. A majority in Carville’s poll sees the exploding deficit and the moribund economy as Obama’s fault, and a key cause of our current economic malaise.
These numbers are a disaster for Democrats, and an opportunity for Republicans to show real leadership on deficits, government spending, and economic development. This time around, it’s the GOP taking Carville’s mantra of “It’s the economy, stupid,” and hopefully putting it to good use.
ames Carvilles head to explode! Film at 11pm EST November 2nd. lol
James Carvilles head to explode! Film at 11pm EST November 2nd. lol
James is a friend of Bill and Hillary...perhaps the rumors of his head’s demise are premature.
I can’t wait for the “Run, Hillary, Run!” trial balloons to start in April 2011...after she steps down from the SOS (nice 2 year run to give her foreign affairs street cred.)...
There won’t be enough popcorn in the world.
James C. Setting it up for Hillary in 2012.
Great minds, Sir.
I’ve always wondered what James and Mary talk about at home.
I’d like to learn their secret for staying happily married this long.
How about Palin/Clinton 2012.
Say what you will about Carville, at least he’s a good sport ( or is he doing this to make his wife happy ?).
The numbers have a good chance to drop even more before 11/2.
How about Palin/Clinton 2012.
The population of our country would be dimished by 50%, from all the exploding heads on the right and left.
Who knows...I have seen them speak together, very entertaining...they have 2 lovely daughters...
The Clintons and Obama are both owned by Soros. She is just as bad. All the 5 TV networks and the 97% of cable tv channels they own and Hollywood support Democrats 100%. They control TV and America.
The NYC Mosque fund 100% by the Saudis shows we lost our country.
Could be fun to watch.
Hey James, "40 More Weeks" might have been a better title.
Were looking for an encore performance this November.
isn’t that the creature which is always whining about “My Precious”....??
I’d watch to see if those trends sustain over a second month or if it appears to be an outlier.
That's what I liked best about the Clinton era - that pat on the back was always somebody looking for a soft spot to stab.
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