Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Efforts Frantic to Reverse Obama's Re-Election Support Drought


According to a recent report by ABC, "a legion of 1,600 newly-recruited Democratic campaign volunteers, armed with Tweet-producing smart-phones and a contagious spirit of enthusiasm, are fanning out across 40 states today to begin laying the groundwork for the reelection of President Barack Obama."

Conversely, the latest Rasmussen national telephone survey, only 24 percent of likely U.S. voters believe their political views line up with those of the president.

The latest Gallup Daily tracking three-day average shows that only 41 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as president. Among members of the military Obama is given only a 37 percent approval on overall job performance . Regarding the deficit, Americans give Obama a dismal 27 percent approval.

By a margin of 2 to 1, as revealed by The Washington Post, Americans say the country is seriously on the wrong track while 9 out of 10 rate the economy in negative terms. Despite the administrations feverish attempts to convince Americans that Obama's policies have "brought us back from the brink", nearly 6 in 10 say the economy has not started to recover.

The most difficult pill for democrats to swallow is Obama's lost support among blacks, a decline of 7% in March said the Los Angeles Times. Equally ominous is Gallup's report that his approval among Hispanics, the nation's fastest-growing demographic where his approval levels have fallen 11 points to tie his term low of 54 percent.

Also according to Gallup, Obama's approval dropped to an all-time low of 48 percent among America's poorest in April, This now leaves the president with less-than-majority approval among all income brackets reported in Gallup's presidential approval surveys.

In a Gallup poll regarding party line approval numbers, Obama gets what one would expect; 85 percent approval from Democrats and 16 percent among republicans. The numbers that do not bode well for Obama's hope for re-election are his numbers among Independents which has slipped to 47% among moderates and 38 percent among "Pure Independents".

And it gets worse.

According to a recent CNN Opinion Research poll, half of all likely voters say they are likely to support an un-determined Tea Party candidate rather than Obama. Additionally, the poll reveals that President Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped to an all-time low of just 42 percent and 56 percent say Obama has fallen short of their expectations.

As for the May prediction by Newly appointed DNC Chair, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz to ABC News that Democrats will reclaim the House and that Obama will win re-election, American voters disagree.

According to a report in the Cypress Times, respondents of the CNN Opinion Research poll say Congressional Democrats come in 9 points under when likely voters consider which party they'll support in 2012, proving that the same pariah factor that caused democrats to flee Obama during the November midterms will be a factor in the 2012 primary elections. Only 37 percent of those polled by CNN say they would vote for an Obama backed candidate while half say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate supported by the Tea Party.

A more staggering revelation according to another CNN Opinion Research poll is that more than half of registered voters believe President Obama will lose a bid for a second term. A full 51 percent say they definitely or probably will not vote for Obama, while 47 percent say they're predisposed to vote for him.

Obama is also losing favor among his traditionally supportive members in the Jewish community.

In a previous article I wrote, "Obama Backpedals on Israel Support, Could Further Compromise Reelection", I predicted the real and potential political fallout to be expected from Obama's insulting demands to force Israel to reconfigure its border to their 1967 lines. Subsequently, The Wall Street Journal reported that Jewish donors and fundraisers threatened to pull their financial support prompting the DNC to launch a major pro-Obama pushback in the Jewish community. According to The Jewish Week, the White House even took the "unusual step of posting a lengthy defense of Obama's Israel record on its website".

According to the CBS story, Obama's "legion" of campaign volunteers were described as "college students, recent graduates, teachers, and retirees" who aim to "grow and re-energize" the Obama grassroots volunteer network. The problem is, where that may have worked in 2008, after almost 3 years of what Obama meant by "Hope and Change" the roots of his network grass appears to be infested with the grubs of disillusion, disappointment and utter apathy. With having little more than a detached toupe of nutrient starved astro-turf left, which threatens to be blown away in the oncoming winds of the 2012 election, Obama has some serious problems.

Behind the administration's denial and the volunteer "contagious spirit of enthusiasm", consider the DNC to be in official panic mode.

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