He’s short on popular support, ideas, and money and now Democrats across America are stuck with him at the top of their ticket. Everywhere we hear people, especially Democrats, sheepishly admit they made a mistake when they voted for Barack Obama. Yet we never seem to hear anyone say, “I voted Republican last time but if I had to do it again I’d vote for Obama.”
To produce a survey showing Obama at even a 50% approval rating, liberal pollsters have had to resort to double counting Democrats.
Nevertheless there is still more bad news for Barack Obama, which has so far been largely ignored: Because of him his Party is on track to lose control of the Senate.
Only very popular Presidents like Ronald Reagan could survive the kind of thrashing Senate Democrats are on their way to getting, and Obama is no Ronald Reagan.
By his latest surveys Rasmussen has Republicans headed toward taking current Democrat Senate seats in Florida, Missouri, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. With those victories, they will have 54 Senate seats, but the victories might not stop there. The races in Virginia New Mexico and Michigan could easily go GOP when the Democrat blood stops flowing on Election Night.
While the Democrats have a chance of taking the retiring Olympia Snowe’s seat in Maine, with Scott Brown’s current lead in Massachusetts, Maine might be the Democrats only Senate upset victory this cycle.
The Republican presidential primary surveys and liberal push polls are dominating the news so it is easier for the media to keep up their “whistling past the graveyard” management of the news. They can avoid talking about the Senate races, but that won’t change the truth.
In the absence of a sudden turn around it’s very possible that given the big leads Republicans have in Florida, Missouri and Wisconsin GOP efforts can be redirected to strengthen and produce leads in other states as well.
When the hopes of neither victory at the Presidential level nor Senate level fade, already low Democrat rank and file enthusiasm to actually go out and vote is likely to fade. This will endanger down ballot Democrats chances of victory in a trickle down of failure. Clearly it’s – so far so good.
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