Daily Fix Poll: Would you campaign with President Obama?
By Aaron Blake
President Obama's disapproval is at an all-time high, 51 percent, in a new Gallup daily tracking poll.
The new poll comes as the President is hitting five states in three days -- campaigning for a slew of Senate and gubernatorial candidates. And, with every state he travels to, the chorus from Republicans rings: "Will (insert candidate name here) campaign with Obama?"
The situation in Colorado is instructive: Sen. Michael Bennet (D) was grateful after his recent primary victory for the support President Obama gave him but pivoted to make clear he wasn't sure about the president visiting the state again before November.
Colorado is one of many swing states where candidates seem to be balking at associating with Obama. Even as candidates say they are happy to have the president campaign with them, many of them have been scarce when he's been in town.
The Republican National Committee even out out a web video to highlight the distance Democrats are trying to put between themselves and the President using, you guessed it, former Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater as its muse.
So, in today's Daily Fix Poll, we want to know what you would do if you were in Bennet's situation (or that of any other targeted Democrat this fall).
August 17, 2010; 4:09 PM ET
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