Hmm… I just saw this over at Ace’s place:
The Democratic polling firm PPP has released the results of a new survey showing pro-abortion President Barack Obama fares worse in terms of his approval rating in key presidential states than he did in 2008, when he was elected.
Obama’s approval rating there is now under water in Delaware at 46% happy with the job he’s doing and 48% disapproving.
“That’s a pretty amazing drop in a state where he won 62% of the vote,” the polling firm said.
“It’s just the most dramatic example of something plaguing Democratic candidates in all of this year’s most competitive Senate races though,” PPP’s Tom Jensen said. “There’s not much doubt that Barack Obama is the biggest reason why most of these blue state Senate races are looking so competitive and getting 15-20% of the vote from people who disapprove of Obama is going to be critical to the victory chances of many of these Democratic candidates.”
The argument from establishment Republicans in Delaware and Washington against Christine O’Donnell has been that she isn’t electable… and I’ll admit I still think she’s a long shot, but in an environment like with a large enthusiasm gap and the President whose approval ratings are underwater like this — even if it is by a narrow margin, Ms. O’Donnell looks like less of long shot than she did even a few days ago.
Anyway on a related note Rasmussen has few interesting polls out today… 56% of likely voters in President Obama’s home state of Illinois favor repeal of Obamacare as do 61% of likely voters nation wide and 52% of likely voters say their own views are closer to Sarah Palin’s than they are to President Obama’s.