Is this even possible? I’m reading this press release from the pollsters at Quinnipiac.
“Alabama voters disapprove 49-45 percent of the job President Obama is doing.”
Wait a second.
That doesn’t say Alabama. That says New York!!
New York? Is Obama in trouble in New York?? I can’t believe dskdgns;orihaeif
Sorry, I passed out on the keyboard.
This has got to have everyone at Obama for America peeing voluminously in their pants. Obama better raise that $1 billion he’s gunning for, because it looks like he’s going to need to defend a lot of states he might have expected to be cakewalks.
He’s still up 15 points over an unnamed challenger in New York, but a good “named” candidate could give the president something to worry about with those kinds of approval numbers.
Remember, New York elected Republican George Pataki governor three times. And the conservatives upstate are going to be highly energized, like much of the Obama opposition.
From the press release:
New York State voters disapprove 49 – 45 percent of the job President Obama is doing, a huge drop from his 57 – 38 percent approval June 29 and the first time the president ever has had a negative score in New York, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Democrats approve 75 – 19 percent, down from 82 – 12 percent in June. Disapproval is 86 – 10 percent among Republicans, compared to a 74 – 23 percent disapproval in June, and 58 – 36 percent among independent voters, compared to a slightly positive 49 – 45 percent in June, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.
Voters split 48 – 46 percent on whether President Obama deserves reelection and say 49 – 34 percent they would vote for him over an unnamed Republican.
“The debt ceiling hullaballoo devastated President Barack Obama’s numbers even in true blue New York,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “He just misses that magic 50 percent mark against a no-name Republican challenger.”