Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Obama and Liberals

I feel like I write the 'most liberals still like Obama' blog post every few months but stuff keeps on happening to necessitate writing it again so I will:

On the national poll we'll release this week 85% of liberals approve of the job Obama is doing to 12% disapproving. 88% support his health care plan looking back with only 7% opposed.

Not only are those numbers good, but they're steady. Obama's favor with liberals hasn't been on the decline. In May his approval with liberals was 87/10. In February it was 81/15. In November it was 87/4. Even as his ratings have declined overall he's stayed in that sort of mid-80s range with liberal voters.

The volume of the voices of liberals who don't like Obama is much greater than the volume of their numbers, which probably means Robert Gibbs shouldn't let the select few get him so irritated.


Anonymous said...

Obama doesn't have a "like" problem, he has a "love" problem. That's why Republicans have an edge in all polls measuring party enthusiasm for the mid-term elections.

Chuck T said...

I think the left that Gibb is talking about is the blogosphere left--and they aren't necessarily democrats either but far left wingers who, in many cases, supported Ralph Nader. Anything the president does will not please them--because he had to compromise. They don't understand that in many cases the art of politics is compromise. Even though Obama has passed the biggest stimulus bill in history, appointed 2 women to the Supreme Court, Passed the biggest Financial Reform bill since FDR and passed Health Care Reform which has eluded other presidents--it's not good enough or pure enough for these far leftists.

Anonymous said...

So I suppose you are conceding that the reason why his approval ratings haven't declined isn't because he's hasn't moved enough to the left as some on your side claim?

Anonymous said...

Maybe liberals aren't enthusiastic about Obama becuase he hasn't fulfilled his campaign promises? You know, ending the wars, ending warantless wiretapping, ending Gitmo and Bagram illegal detention centers, etc.?

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