Now you see them, now you don’t. They are voters in Iowa, who were instrumental in catapulting an unknown, untested candidate named Barack Obama to the highest office in the land in 2008. In the six years since, voters in the Hawkeye State have gotten a whiff of Obama’s failed leadership and policies on so many fronts and are now running in the opposite direction.
A similar trend is happening for the Democratic Party as a whole, which according to recent Washington Post and ABC News polls, has lost 10 points since August. Party favorability now stands at 39% — the lowest point in the last 30 years. Most remarkably of all, approval among blacks and women – two of the Democrats’ most important constituencies – fell double digits.
From The Washington Post:
The last time the Washington Post and ABC polled the Democratic Party, in August, 49 percent had a positive image of the party. Since then, its image his declined by 17 points among African Americans (from 82 percent favorable to 65 percent) and by 13 points among women (from 54 percent to 41 percent). As it happens, these are two of the most valuable Democratic-leaning constituencies that the party hopes will vote in high numbers in the Nov. 4 midterms.