Even the least painful resolution to the crisis — a plan backed by Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that is a cocktail of deep cuts in discretionary public spending and infrastructure improvements without a whiff of the tax-the-wealthy agenda that has been a staple Democratic demand — is poison to many progressives.50% approval amongst Black voters? All the enthusiasm from 2009 seeing the first Black President elected and it doesn't appear to be as strong as it was in either November 2008 or January 2009! Well I wasn't always interesting in polling but if only I can see if the numbers for Black voters continue to either shrink or stay consistent. Ultimately what will be the numbers by the time the 2012 Presidential race is concluded in November?
“Every policy outcome for liberals is a loss at this point,” a senior party operative said, reflecting the prevailing view among progressives that the alternatives mulled by Obama in the debt talks range from the awful to the unthinkable.
“We may win on the politics,” the operative said, “but the policy battle is lost. It’s just depressing.”
Several recent polls show unmistakable signs of Obama’s slippage with this core group. A Washington Post survey released last week found that the percentage of self-described liberals who “strongly” support the president’s performance on jobs has fallen 22 points over the past year, from 53 percent to 31 percent.
The percentage of African-American Democrats, Obama’s electoral core, who think he’s doing a good job on the economy, has plummeted from 77 percent last year to a little over 50 percent.
A CNN poll released last Friday showed Obama’s overall approval rating dropped from 48 percent to 45 percent in the past month, sapped, in part, by dampened liberal enthusiasm.
Via Marathon Pundit!