It’s only fair. After all, homeowners are underwater in record numbers. Why shouldn’t the architect of “Recovery Summer” be right there alongside them, so to speak. Obama’s personal popularity has gone underwater.
Just 47 percent of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably overall, down 7 percentage points from his recent peak in April, while 49 percent rate him unfavorably. He’s numerically underwater in this group for the first time since February.
The decline has occurred entirely among women registered voters – from 57-39 percent favorable-unfavorable in April to a numerically negative 46-50 percent now. That’s Obama’s lowest score among women voters – a focus of recent political positioning – in ABC/Post polls since he took office. Unusually, his rating among men, 50-47 percent favorable-unfavorable, is numerically better than it is among women, albeit not by a significant margin.
Gee, the ‘war on women’ meme isn’t working. Or rather, it’s working quite well – against the 0bamites. This ought to make the DNC’s planned theme really, really powerful.
Perhaps it’s fitting that the DNC is at this moment showing a tribute to Ted Kennedy. Someone else who left someone underwater.