Early count shows swing to liberals, but big gains in the black population

Early count shows swing to liberals, but big gains in the black population

FALLING COLLARS: The Obama campaign is struggling to find any Democrat with which to talk about what it calls the “disaster” of Barack Obama’s 2008 landslide defeat. The campaign has been on a constant warpath to discredit anyone who does anything like suggest a third term for the former president. One of its favorite tactics is to compare him to George W. Bush’s predecessor, Bill Clinton. And a recent poll shows that Obama’s campaign has a much more open-minded attitude about Republicans than Clinton. Just 25 percent of all likely voters have an unfavorable view of the GOP. But among Democrats, Obama is viewed far more positively – a record high. The share of Democrats with a favorable view of Obama has risen from 43 percent to 58 percent. Among Democrats who say they have a favorable opinion of Clinton, who ran a successful presidential campaign but lost to John McCain, Obama is viewed much more positively, from 30 to 33 percent. It was just 24 percent for Bush, a record high. There are many Democrats who feel Obama is uniquely qualified to become commander-in-chief, saying he embodies the kind of qualities Bush lacked. And some say he could also pull the party along more easily than Clinton and Bill Clinton did. “What I see in these numbers is a real sign that he is gaining ground and can win a re-election in 2012,” said Tony Romm, a political science professor at the University of Southern California who studie우리카지노s politics. “So he’s doing well in the Democrats’ base.” Clinton lost the presidency by almost 40 points in 2004 – the last year for which poll data is available. And it’s worth remembering that Clinton had a much bigger, more diverse coalition of voters than Obama does today. Bush was running against an image that included millions of whites who strongly supported the Iraq war at the time. Those voters may not hjarvees.comave been drawn to Obama any differently – they’ve been more inclined to vote for Republicans since 2008, as they have become more socially liberal. Some Democrats have argued that Obama’s success is tied to his message of economic justice and that Democrats should embrace his politics. But some experts say that message doesn’t fit as well with voters today as it did in 200우리카지노4, particularly among young voters. According to a Pew Research Center poll last month, 56 percent of young people said they supported Obama, compared with 43 percent in 2004. “I see something going on here of not necessarily a strong Democratic base, but there was a very strong movement in Democrati