Polling shows voters want to vote against somebody

by Ken Feltman

At this point, a little more than a year from the election, Democrats in competitive districts are hearing from constituents that President Obama and his policies are getting more unpopular all the time. The voters are anxious about the economy and foreign entanglements. Thus, Obama has made some questionable moves: His jobs bill is having trouble with Democrats in Congress, much less Republicans, and he is withdrawing from Iraq, another controversial move. Voters are concerned that Obama continues to play the blame-game instead of forging compromises to get things done. Democratic incumbents who have recent polls should be especially worried because independent voters are showing signs of blaming all Democrats, not just the president.

As the months pass and these forewarned Democrats separate themselves from President Obama, their numbers will improve. The improvement may come at the president’s expense, however, because the voters are upset and they want to vote against somebody. The question is which Democrats beside the president will be part of that “somebody.”

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About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is chairman of Radnor Inc., a political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Feltman founded the U.S. and European Conflict Indexes in 1988. The indexes have predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election beginning in 1988, plus the outcome of several European elections. In May of 2010, the Conflict Index was used by university students in Egypt. The Index predicted the fall of the Mubarak government within the next year.
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2 Responses to Polling shows voters want to vote against somebody

  1. Cheapo Fred says:

    Spot on with this write-up, I really think this deserves far more consideration, thanks.

  2. North Coast Lady says:

    What can WE do?

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