Weekly Tracking Poll: Republicans Remain Deeply Unpopular
It’s true, Pres. Obama’s poll numbers have dropped 7 points since June. The healthcare debate was bound to do that. If a decent version passes, his numbers will go back up again. The public respons to Getting Things Done positively. It responds to news dominated by Washington fighting negatively–no matter the content of the fight.
Obama’s numbers will also improve as the economy revives.
If I were a Republican elected official or strategist, I wouldn’t take too much delight in less popularity for Pres. Obama: He’s still at 62% popularity (well above W at this point in his first term and statistically even with Clinton at same point). Further, Congressional Republicans are at 10% popularity and, considering that the public wants the healthcare bill they are trying to kill, “success” could hurt them badly. Congressional Democrats are down to 40% popularity, but much of that is due to the “Blue Dogs” kissing up to the healthcare industry instead of doing what they were elected to do.
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