Originally Posted By jeepnstein:
I can see Obama's support falling into the mid 30% range, easily. You will have a core of voters who will believe in him no matter what. That's just the way it works in politics. But don't think for a second that huge chunks of the FSA can't be peeled off. Many of them don't view themselves as so reliant on government support that they must vote Democrat to keep the government cheese.
This spying thing has legs and if Obama doesn't put it away in another week or two he's cooked. Right now the media is still afraid of him. That won't last forever. And lots of people on the left are every bit as pissed off about the spying thing as people on the right are. If both those extremes ever get on the same page on this issue then Obama's support will crash. The only thing propping him up right now is his support for certain "culture war" items that are rallying his base. If he panders to the extreme left for too long the center will leave him. If he veers to the center the left will throw a hissy fit. And here he sits with a huge stinking pile of an issue that would have made a cool character like Richard Nixon blush.
He can hit 35% or so by the middle of July. At that point Washington will look like a gigantic purse fight. And really paralysis is better at this point than anything they have to offer anyway. Here's to nothing getting done for the next few years.
Unless Amnesty passes, then he'll be forgiven. That's what CNN says, anyway.