Skip to comments.Poll: Obama's 2008 Coalition Dispirited and Crumbling; Reps Stand to Benefit on Election Day
Posted on 10/17/2010 12:09:09 PM PDT by kristinn
President Barack Obama is taking his popular wife with him to three campaign stops in the pivotal swing state of Ohio Sunday, but a new Associated Press Poll shows that may be too little, too late with just over two weeks remaining before critical congressional elections.
The survey found that the coalition of voters that swept Obama into the White House just two years ago aching for change after the eight-year presidency of Republican George W. Bush has crumbled.
The Associated Press-Knowledge Networks survey found that one-fourth of those who voted for Obama two years ago are defecting to the Republicans or considering voting against the party in power in the Nov. 2 election. Many in that number say their switch is more a symbol of anger at the Democrats than a vote in support of the Republicans.
Significantly and in a sign of fundamental voter dissatisfaction with both parties, just as many people who backed Republican presidential nominee John McCain are either supporting Democrats now or still considering how to vote.
The problem for Democrats is that just half of Obama's supporters in the 2008 race say they definitely will show up to vote on Nov. 2, according to the poll. At the same time, the poll found that two-thirds of McCain supporters say they are certain to vote.
To find out how the electorate's political views have changed since the 2008 election, the AP and Knowledge Networks re-interviewed the same 1,254 people who were part of a random sample of Americans surveyed up to 11 times throughout the 2008 campaign by the two organizations and Yahoo News. The recent interviews occurred Sept. 17 to Oct. 7.
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I’m still baffled by all the claims of M.O.’s “popularity.” Despicable woman, hates her country, probably hates her husband, that is, except for him opening doors to wealth and power. Wish she’d take her boob-belt and just go away.
OH yeah. do not let them up. The BB’ers let these people escape political oblivion in the 70’s. NOW is the time to bury this sick ideology ONCE AND FOR ALL.( Yeah I know it always comes slithering back as history has shown)
The Axis of Hopey-Changey
So they think that repeating “the popular First Lady, Michelle Obama” line will somehow make it so? Popular in radical circles, amongst some blacks and die-hard Lefty Democrats perhaps. Everywhere else? Not so much. Does anyone here actually know someone who thinks Dear Leader and/or Moochelle are the bee’s knees?
Well, they got change.
Even morons eventually realize that there's bad change, worse change and OBama change.
It's like a jumbo jet where all the passengers elect to allow the pilot be the bozo with the best bullshit. The clown had never been in an airplane before...
“President Barack Obama is taking his popular wife with him to three campaign stops in the pivotal swing state of Ohio Sunday, but a new Associated Press Poll shows that may be too little, too late with just over two weeks remaining before critical congressional elections.”
Too little, too late? Everywhere obummer campaigns for RATs, it’s the kiss of death. Guess the OH and MA RATs want to help him keep that streak alive.
May I share quote of the week?
If I didnt know better, Id think that his idea of progressivism is less about helping those who need help, and more about finding ways to put money into their own pockets, so they can engage in their various feel-good hobbies without the bother of actually working for a living.
In sum, politics and the exercise of moral authority as a business opportunity.
its all about money
If Michelle is the popular one, what does that say about her husband?
thinking: "I hate you, your country, and and even your croissants"
‘In sum, politics and the exercise of moral authority as a business opportunity.’
Oh, that’s the corrupted Democrat party right there in a nutshell. Oh, and the purists in the party are socialists and communists. Nice bunch, huh?
Me too. I think they're trying to psych us out.
White House Insider: Obama Battling Severe Depression
Our political insider details reports originating from inside the White House regarding President Obama having become increasingly depressed and uncertain over how to proceed following the impending midterm elections in November elections that appear poised to sweep Democrats from power in Congress.
So you state that President Obama is depressed? How did you come by this information?
From a direct source still working within the White House on a daily basis. As I had stated previously, tensions at the White House have reached a critical stage. The infighting among staff is off the charts. More recently, the president has increasingly withdrawn emotionally from the day to day demands of his job he has become what was described to me as empty.
That is correct empty.
Do you mean to say the president is not doing his job?
Not exactly. He is there, he is getting briefed throughout the day, but President Obama appears to have emotionally shut down, not entirely mind you, but a great deal. It has worsened since I was last there. His natural detachment has become almost chronic to the point of being disconcerting to staff around him. It appears President Obama is suffering from severe depression.
Youre not a doctor, how are you qualified to make such a charge?
No, Im not a doctor, but from all the reports coming back to me, and from what I did see with my own eyes prior to leaving the White House myself, I think it is a very reasonable assumption to make. President Obama is emotionally shutting down. He is a terribly depressed man.
And why do you think this is happening?
Well for one, he was completely unprepared for the job of being President of the United States. The demands on ones time, the emotional and physical toll, are considerable. Second, the failure of the administration to effectively communicate to the American people. You have to understand that Obama believed that his ability to orate would be enough that is proving to have been a considerable mistake on Obamas part, and he is not dealing particularly well with that reality.
But you are no longer at the White House, correct?
That is correct.
So why then should your opinion on the condition of President Obama be viewed as legitimate?
I certainly understand a healthy dose of scepticism. I still wish to remain anonymous, and for those still supporting the president, I would understand how they would wish to dismiss any reports that diminish President Obama in any way. The fact remains though, I know what I know. And I know what I have been told by very reliable sources still at the White House. There are staff increasingly dissatisfied with this president. When that happens, word starts to get out.
But still (interrupting)
I would also add what you well know. I have been quite accurate on my previous discussions with you. I indicated there would be a mass exodus of staff from the White House days and even weeks prior to those leaving became public. Larry, David, Rahm, and more have or are in the process of leaving. Your readers need only check the dates of when you published with the public announcements of those departures to confirm that fact. I have been very truthful. I indicated Pelosi was under intense pressure and challenge from within her own party. That has also proven to be accurate. What I have told you to date has been the very thing that has developed surrounding the White House and what I am telling you now is also just as accurate.
But why share it with me and not others? (smiles)
Well, for one, we know each other, correct? There is that. You do your little blogging ventures, both great and small, and I do my thing. Second, I am using you just as much as you are using me. Lets not pretend that is not the case. If someone who could do me harm professionally for having shared this information with you attempts to do so, I have a certain degree of deniability based on your own near inconsequential standing no disrespect intended. I would also add that you are not the only one I am talking to. Lastly, call this process a test balloon, the kind that is often run up in politics. We are gauging the reaction by those within the party, as well as critical supporters outside the party. In essence can we count on Obama for 2012? We are conceding November 2010. We are about to get our asses kicked. Ok, so be it lets get our expletive- together for 2012. The most critical component of that of course, is Barack Obama. Will he hold up? Can he prove as effective a candidate for 2012 as he was in 2008?
But you indicated before you did not think another four years of an Obama administration would be good for the country. And now you are saying he is suffering from depression. Why would the Democratic Party want to run Obama again in 2012?
Well for one, hes the sitting president. To attempt to not have him as our nominee would be a significant disruption to the party, a disruption that may prove difficult to recover from in the near-term. Second, I stated that another four years, if they were like these first two years, would not be good for the country. I still believe that, but also I am still hopeful the president can realize his potential, reinvigorate himself to the job, and become the president I and others still believe he can in fact be.
So just how bad is the presidents depression?
It is my understanding it is pretty bad.
Is he being treated?
You will need to be more specific, do you mean by a doctor?
Well of course he is being treated. Hes the President of the United States.
What I mean specifically is medication. Is the president receiving medication for his depression? (Long pause)
I believe yes, I believe he is. I believe he has been for some time actually. As to something more specific, I do not know. Nor do I care to say.
Just to confirm then it is your belief that President Obama is on anti-depression medication?
Yes that is what I just told you.
And you are ok with my printing that?
Yeah, or I wouldnt have told you. I see no shame in being treated for such a condition. I think it much better someone dealing with that kind of thing by getting proper treatment. Its far better than the damn smoking.
Smoking? The president is still smoking then?
Yeah I thought that was pretty common knowledge. Yeah, the president is still smoking. The problem is, hes apparently smoking a great deal, and for a man approaching his 50th year, having smoked for so long, that cannot be a good thing. Ill put it this way the smoking is considerable enough that it has become an issue.
An issue? Who has the issue specifically?
I would assume his family. I know the White House his staff. Certainly his doctors. They have noted the increase in his smoking over the last year. It has apparently alarmed some of them considerably.
So what are we talking about here? More than a pack a day?
Oh yeah, more than that. The guy is under a lot of stress, that is no secret. I smoked for a long time myself. It is a very tough thing to quit successfully, so I certainly know about the struggle to try and do so.
So how would you describe the overall mood of the White House these days?
Troubled. Concerned. Uncertain. And angry. A lot of anger.
And what about the mood of the president himself?
You have been kind enough to leave our readers with a tidbit of information to further prove the validity of your claims. What can you leave us with this time regarding what is coming from the White House or the Democratic Party that has not yet been picked up by the mainstream media?
Just prior to the midterm elections, a significant figure within the party is going to break out and talk publicly to the media about much of what has and is going on both at the White House and Congress. We need to have a bit of a cleansing process as a party, and this individual is now willing to do just that. It may actually be more than one. From there we can start the process of rebuilding and recovery. It will be much the same as we did back in 1994. That playbook is still as legitimate today as it was then. Dont count out the Democratic Party we will be back, and back in a big way, and I still believe back in time for 2012.
Read more: http://newsflavor.com/politics/world...#ixzz12dfQP1uG
Like a husband facing his wife moving out on him, Obama is running around trying to remind people of how great it was to be seduced by him two years ago while warning about the guy the voters are about to take up with. (Cue 'You've Lost That Loving Feeling' by the Righteous Brothers.)
Nothing like blowing your credibility in the first sentence.
Quidam was much more fun and clever with the rumor-mongering.
Is this an adjective that has to be used every time his wife is mentioned? It reminds me of “billionaire-Ross Perot” or “bumbling-President Bush”?
I ran across a woman at the Local Market Basket and gave her one of my Che-Porter stickers. She had worked for Che's father and was totally Baffled how she had turned out. The term was LOW, in old fashioned woman talk not a good thing.
Interesting itinerary. What do Delaware, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, and Minnesota have in common? That's right: eight blue states, zero red states. And what does that tell us? Right again: the Dems are playing defense. It's always good to confront your enemy on your enemy's turf.
Perhaps I should apologize for calling some of these, most notably Ohio and Nevada, "blue states," but they were so in 2008. I don't think either will be in 2010 or 2012.
With this momentum, we need to start pushing for repeal of the 16th Amendment, 17th Amendment and of course term limits. Now and beyond election day.
Baraq’s Toxic Coattails
(love the sound of that phrase)
Her personality is even uglier than the jackass.
The strategy should be to set the bar as high as possible to reap the full benefit of this political momentum.
On the table should be a consideration of the repeal of 16th & 17th Amendments, eliminating the Department of Education, the EPA, and as many others as can be rationally discussed.
That's just it. They're only claims. MOchelle is only (marginally) popular among the hard-core left and liberal Democrat blacks.
She's graceless, tasteless, tactless, and mean. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then millions of horrifically damning 'words' have already been said about this awful woman.
What other First Lady have you ever seen with a permanent 10,000 kilowatt scowl? That alone, says everything about her.
That's the key right there.
It is my understanding it is pretty bad.
He has two wives?
There is complete, unedited, naked hatred in that glare.
How disgusting that this woman in the position of First Lady refuses to be polite when representing our country. Laura Bush always put our country first whether she felt like it or not. She had class. This woman has no class. She insulted the Queen too,when in Britain.
She is a disgrace to American black people. I'm sorry, our good black citizens must be dissappointed and embarassed by this behaviour of our first black First Lady.
Well, they are the only ones PBO has got left of his coaliton. Everyone else has either gone tea party conservative, planning to vote straight conservative GOP, indy, or are too discouraged to even bother to vote.
The media, aware that Obama is an abject failure, is grasping for any lifeline available. They think it is his wife; however, no matter how popular they try to make her, she is still damaged goods.
Yes, and I’m also sick of how the MSM is constantly swooning over how glamorous she is. Just like Venus Williams after a million dollar makeover, she still looks like something your hound dog dragged in.
Let us hope this trend continues
I am stunned by all the media outlets that treat the Wookie like she is fashionable and all that. How can they even choke out a lie like that?
It’s all politics of course.
Once they win they’ll be trying to kill each other
First ladies, on a very generic basis, are often “popular”, in that they’re not considered part of the political stuff going on with their presidential husbands.
If Moochelle were to be compared to other first ladies, I imagine, she’d be waaaaay down on the list.
Just a hunch.
Who are the BB’ers?
Looks like this weeks mantra fom central Communist News control will be...Extremeists...
Well you gave me a big laff for my day.
“...dispirited and crumbling...” Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Especially considering that they never raved about Laura Bush, nor do they rave about Sarah Palin. They both are classy and impeccable dressers. Even when Palin is hunting or fishing she still manages to emit class.
Did Google completely change the link after you posted this? The current link has nothing about a poll.
“Dispirited and crumbling”
Exactly how I like my libs. Turn ‘em on a spit until they’re all nice and crumbly. Yum...
Imagine that. They rewrote the headline and the article but kept the same URL. This is a good example of why FR wanted to be able to post full text versions of articles.
As upchuck noted, Google News and the Canadian Press (aka the AP) have rewritten the headline and article but have kept the same URL. At least we’ve got this excerpt of the original for the record.