Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fall Elections 2010 - #2007 - Polls: Carville Pollster Shows Democrats Stumbling Even Further - Hot Air

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: Read more, see other charts ......

Gallup Poll - Blacks and Whites Continue to Differ Sharply on Obama - President Obama's job approval rating averaged 88% among blacks and 38% among whites in July, a 50-percentage-point difference that has been consistent in recent months but is much larger than in the initial months of the Obama presidency. Obama's job approval ratings among blacks, whites, and Hispanics in July are all at their lowest levels to date, although the overwhelming majority of blacks still approve. Whites' approval of Obama is down 24 points from the high of 62% in January 2009. Hispanics' approval has dropped 28 points from its 82% peak in May 2009. Blacks' approval has been much more stable, falling seven points from the high of 95% in June 2009. Read more.......
President Barack Obama's Monthly Job Approval Averages, by Racial or Ethnic Group, January 2009-July 2010

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