Gallup: R-49%, D-43%
by esconded, Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 08:50:13 PM EDT
Barely completed my first week in Dallas, when in the middle of bank recs, I saw a link to this:
A seven-point swing in one week. Obama's Katrina? Check. Deficit worries? Check. Job worries? Check. Stock market decline? Check. A perfect storm, and that's the only reason the generic ballot swings that much in one week. Rasmussen doesn't come up with swings like that on the generic ballot.
Watching Hardball at the gym (why does LA Fitness in Dallas doesn't show Fox News and their clubs in CA do?) the Jimmy Carter comparisons were brought out. I do agree that he let BP control the narrative and BP's incompetence has become Obama's incompetence. When the media puts day counts on the oil spill crisis, you know Obama is in trouble.
Just like with the health care debate, Obama let others take charge instead of leading himself. But unlike health care reform, there's no one around to bail him out. The biggest beneficiary is Bobby Jindal, who despite all of his faults at least is fighting for his state.