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Major Factor In Obama's WaPo Poll Slide: Drop Among Dems, Liberals

The Plum Line's Greg Sargent reports:

A major factor in President Obama's slide in today's big Washington Post/ABC News poll, which is preoccupying the political classes today, is his surprisingly sharp drops among Democrats and even liberals, according to crosstabs that were sent my way.

Much talk today has focused on Obama's difficulties with independents. But the drop among Dems and liberals is also a key driving factor in the President's skid, according to WaPo polling analyst Jennifer Agiesta, who graciously provided the additional data.

This suggests Obama's conciliatory approach to the GOP, and his lack of clarity around the public option -- both of which are presumably alienating Dems and liberals -- could be key factors driving his dip.

The numbers tell the story: In three key cases where Obama has dropped significantly, he's also dropped by sizable margins among Dems and liberals. Let's take the major findings driving the discussion today, and compare them with his drop among Dems and libs:

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By Web Politics Editor  |  August 21, 2009; 5:27 PM ET
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Who is this Greg Sargant the author of this column??

Must be an amateur in politics because of his blaming the the relationship between OBAMA and the GOP for the failures of his administration and the decline in support from Democrats and Independants!!

OBAMA does not have a good relationship with the GOP because after 9 months he is still blaming his failures on GEORGE BUSH!!

The reason that Democrats and Independants are leaving the OMBAMA FOLD is because they have finally awoken to the fact that OBAMA and his cronies want BIG GOVERNMENT!!!

BIG GOVERNMENT, in my opinion, is the start of the decline in Democracy and the start of the downfall of our great Country!!

Posted by: yojoe | August 23, 2009 10:39 AM | Report abuse


Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, current Speaker of the House. The Pentagon provides the House speaker with an Air Force plane large enough to accommodate her staff, family, supporters, and members of the California delegation when she travels around the country. But, Pelosi wanted routine access to a larger plane. It includes 42 business class seats, a fully-enclosed state room, an entertainment center, a private bed, state-of-the-art communications system, and a crew of 16. Pelosi wanted "carte blanche for an aircraft any time," including weekend trips home to San Francisco . Pretty nice but very expensive perk! Her Air Force C-32 costs approximately $15,000 an hour or approximately $300,000 per trip home.


And she has the guts to confront the Big Three CEOs for flying their corporate jets to Washington ! YOU WOULD THINK SHE, ALONG WITH A HUSBAND WORTH AN ESTIMATED BILLION DOLLARS, WOULD LEASE OR BUY AND FLY THEIR OWN PLANE, OR FLY FIRST CLASS ON COMMERCIAL AIRLINES LIKE OTHER RICH PEOPLE. NANCY PELOSI FACTS:


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San Francisco . Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi's home district. Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi. Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan workforce.


Paul Pelosi, Nancy 's husband, owns $17 million dollars of Star-Kist stock. In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition's.

Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an 'economic development credit in American Samoa .'


Pelosi has called the Bush Administration "CORRUPT" !!


How do you spell "HYPOCRISY" ??

Posted by: lucygirl1 | August 22, 2009 12:45 PM | Report abuse

PRESIDENT OBAMA MUST STOP ALLOWING HIMSELF TO BE CO-OPTED BY INTERNAL FORCES THAT ARE SUBVERTING HIS PRESIDENCY AND THE RULE OF LAW.

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AN AMERICAN POLITICIDE HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT...

...ENABLED BY THE NAIVETE OF ITS VICTIMS -- AMONG THEM, TEAM OBAMA


President Obama has been co-opted into becoming an enabler of a secretive, federally overseen "multi-agency coordinated action" program of extrajudicial targeting and inhumane high-tech punishment...

...misusing federally-funded volunteer organizations and secret weapons programs to subvert the rule of law.

This nationwide, federal-local apparatus has deployed a civilian vigilante army fronted by federally-funded community policing units that covertly places GPS tracking devices to stalk, persecute, vandalize and harass many thousands of unjustly targeted citizens and their families...

...reportedly, even when they seek medical treatment at health care facilities.

"The program" also misuses government surveillance operations to censor, and maliciously tamper with, the telecommunications of many thousands of the unjustly targeted -- and, victims maintain, funnels surveillance data to citizen "community stalker" harassers.

An array of "programs of personal financial destruction" decimates the finances of "target" families.

And microwave / laser "directed energy weapons" are deployed to degrade their health, inducing illness, even "slow-kill" death -- a gross violation of human rights, government-enabled crimes against humanity.

And no authorities will investigate -- invoking the "Gulag" tactic of dismissing those who seek justice as "delusional."

Team Obama: Wake up and smell the police state that is co-opting your administration and destroying democracy and the rule of law at the grassroots.

http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america

OR (if link is corrupted / disabled):

http://My.NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA"

Posted by: scrivener50 | August 22, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

"Good, it seems like the libs are finally waking up.

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yeah, obama is another corporate president just like bush, bush and reagan.

Posted by: newagent99 | August 22, 2009 8:27 AM | Report abuse

The nation's largest teachers union sharply attacked pRresident Obama's most significant school improvement initiative on Friday evening ...

Posted by: JakeD | August 21, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | August 21, 2009 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Good, it seems like the libs are finally waking up.

Posted by: JakeD | August 21, 2009 5:59 PM | Report abuse

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