DEMO­CRATIC DOL­DRUMS

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From our That’s a Shame Desk comes this re­port from the Pew Re­search Center on the nu­mer­i­cal woes of Pres­i­dent Obama:

“Barack Obama has had a dif­fi­cult year since his re-elec­tion vic­tory. A new na­tional sur­vey from the Pew Re­search Center finds his over­all job rat­ing stands at 41 per­cent, down 14 points since last De­cem­ber. A ma­jor­ity (53 per­cent) now dis­ap­proves of the way he is han­dling his job as pres­i­dent,” the poll­ster says.

There are pre­dictable di­vides: 88 per­cent of Repub­li­cans and 17 per­cent of Democrats agree with this.

The low­est dis­ap­proval rat­ings of all among the 68 de­mo­graphic groups that were mea­sured was 10 per­cent among “lib­eral Democrats” and 12 per­cent among “non-His­panic blacks,” Pew re­ports.

And what’s this? Mr. Obama’s drop in ap­proval is even a lit­tle worse than what for­mer Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush ex­pe­ri­enced back in the day. “A year af­ter Bush’s re-elec­tion, 36 per­cent ap­proved of his job per­for­mance, down from 48 per­cent in De­cem­ber 2004,” Pew Re­ports.

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