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Democrats Losing Faith in Obama, Congressional Democrats

By Matthew Yglesias on August 21, 2009 at 5:28 pm

"Democrats Losing Faith in Obama, Congressional Democrats"

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Nice poll breakdown by Greg Sargent:

Here are the net favorability ratings for Obama — i.e., the difference between the favorable and unfavorable ratings — broken down by party and compared with the previous week:

DEMOCRATS: +72 (+78)
REPUBLICANS: – 86 (- 84)
INDEPENDENTS: +35 (+39)

And here are the net favorability ratings for Congressional Dems, broken down by party and compared with the previous week:

DEMOCRATS: +55 (+65)
REPUBLICANS: – 90 (- 90)
INDEPENDENTS: – 20 (- 15)

The long hot summer of right-wing attacks on health reform has hurt Barack Obama’s standing among Republicans and Independents, but the esteem in which he’s held by fellow Democrats has declined further. And on the congressional side it appears that the preponderance of growing discontent with congressional Democrats is coming from their own supporters.

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