Monday, August 8, 2011
Obama Transforms from "Different Kind of Democrat" to "Generic Democrat", Still Vaguely Ahead in the General Election
According to the new state-by-state numbers from Gallup, most of that good will is now gone. Views of Barack Obama are now uniformly unfavorable between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Ocean. He does retain relatively good ratings in Indiana, compared to the drubbings that Democrats received in that state prior to his nomination. And the slight shift of the Atlantic Southeast is an impressive accomplishment if it endures for the next decade. But the dreams of a permanent rupture of the Presidential map seem to be over.