As long as we're going to be reading thinly-sourced articles about the "rumblings" of Barack Obama primary challenges, is it worth checking what's happened to Obama's poll numbers in the month since his party lost the House of Representatives? I plugged that into TPM's Polltracker . The results:
And what about his poll numbers since January 2010?
One can only come to one conclusion after reading this data: Barack Obama's presidency is on the verge of collapse, and only a primary challenger supported by Tikkun magazine can save the Democrats.
Well, sure, the "rumblings" of an Obama challenge mean more than that. They are coming from liberals who want to pressure Obama into cutting fewer deals with Republicans, and in many case they are coming from liberals who really, really want Obama out of the White House. But they are not
actually a response to political danger
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