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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August 21, 2009; 5:27 PM ET
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