How far has Barack Obama’s star fallen? KPIX reports on a new Survey USA poll in California, where Barack Obama beat John McCain by over 20 points and which anchors the liberal Left Coast. Since winning 61% of the vote in November 2008, California voters have cooled considerably on Hope and Change, with Obama dropping to a 46/49 approval rating. And that spells bad news for Barbara Boxer
As Ed Morrissey adds:
If Obama’s star is fading, Boxer’s will be descending even further, and for the same reasons — a lousy economy and too much spending. Voters can’t punish (or support) a President in a midterm election, but they can take out their frustrations on those who closely aligned themselves to him, which Boxer has certainly done over the last two years.
Remember, Boxer has consistently run behind Obama. So, if he’s below 50%, then she’s probably lucky to be scraping 40%