Dems Turn on Obama

Obama’s poor performance in today’s Washington Post/ABC News poll was caused partly by a sharp dip in support from Democrats. On the three questions where Obama fared the worst, he took a big hit from his core supporters, reports Greg Sargent after looking at additional polling data. For example, on the question of whether “Obama will make the right decisions for the country,” he dropped 12 points among liberals since the 100-day mark. His approval rating dropped 11 points overall in the same time period. A Washington Post polling analyst said independents were a greater factor in the overall drop in approval ratings, but pointed out that this might be the “first sign that something is going wrong with his base.”