Erika Johnsen

Since the Obama administration seems to do everything in its power to stonewall the domestic energy industry, including weak non-decisions like the Keystone pipeline, keeping up a virtual drilling moratorium, and creating-then-promptly-losing "green" jobs, it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that the President is starting to lose some traction among blue collar workers. From a new CNN/ORC poll:

Washington (CNN) - Although President Barack Obama's overall approval rating remains steady, his standing among Democrats, and in particular among blue-collar Democrats, appears to have dropped, according to a new national survey.

According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Wednesday, 44% of Americans say they approve of the job the president's doing in the White House, with 54% saying they disapprove of how Obama is handling his duties. The president's approval rating has hovered in the same mid-40's range since June in CNN surveys.

But the poll indicates that there has been some change when Democrats are asked whether they want to see their party renominate Obama, with 26% of Democrats saying that they would prefer the party to nominate another Democrat for president next year, up from 18% in October. ...

"The biggest change comes among white Democrats with no college education, a group typically considered the core of the party's blue-collar constituency," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Half of all white Democrats with no college education say they don't want President Obama heading their party's ticket next year."


Erika Johnsen

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