View Full Version : General Politics Obama's Coattails? Grim outlook for Dems in Congress...

09-22-2011, 05:20 PM
Gotta wonder how incumbent dems will deal with this especially with Obama sucking a billion out of donors hands. Won't that impact Senate and Congressional seat holders donations as well?


(National Journal) — One of the Democratic party’s leading pollsters released a survey of 60 Republican-held battleground districts today painting an ominous picture for Congressional Democrats in 2012. The poll shows Democratic House candidates faring worse than they did in the 2010 midterms, being dragged down by an unpopular president who would lose to both Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney.

Pollster Stan Greenberg released the poll with some sugary spin for Democrats, downplaying the results by arguing that the president’s jobs plan will improve the party’s fortunes.

“This is obviously not the best moment to judge the Democrats’ eventual fortunes — with fewer voters identifying as Democrats, with Democrats themselves less enthusiastic about the president, and with his overall approval rating down 7 points and losing independents in these districts,” Greenberg wrote in his memo. “We do not yet know the public’s reaction to the president’s latest initiatives, but there is reason to believe they can help him and the Democrats here.”

But the numbers — at least right now — are troubling for Democrats, and echoed some of the takeaways from the GOP special election upset in New York City last week. Instead of an overall anti-incumbent sentiment impacting members of both parties, voters are taking more of their anger out on Democrats. When voters were asked whether they’re supporting the Republican incumbent or a Democratic candidate, 50 percent preferred the Republican and just 41 percent backed the Democrat.

Voters in these districts said they were more supportive of Republicans than they were during the 2010 midterms, when 48 percent said they backed the Republican candidate and 42 percent said they backed the Democrat. (Republicans won 55 percent of the overall vote in these 60 battleground districts, while Democrats took 43 percent.) In 2010, Republicans netted 63 House seats — their best showing since 1948.

09-22-2011, 05:42 PM
He's not liberal enough. That's the problem.

09-22-2011, 06:22 PM
He's not liberal enough. That's the problem.

His conservatism has really cost him. LMAO

09-22-2011, 06:52 PM
He who, his who? You mean him?

09-22-2011, 07:05 PM

09-22-2011, 08:15 PM
“We do not yet know the public’s reaction to the president’s latest initiatives, but there is reason to believe they can help him and the Democrats here.”

I'm trying to remember the last "initiative" of Obama's that fared him well and the other Dems?

09-24-2011, 06:26 AM

09-24-2011, 10:49 AM
Those aren't coattails...that's a piece of toilet paper stuck to his shoe...