Over at the Hill, they’ve posted about a passel of new polls, pretty much providing proof of the perils of passing power to the president’s party — perils about which conservatives pundits warned us.
We never believed Obama would change the way things were done in the nation’s capital. And now neither do the American people:
Almost two years after Obama declared on election night that “change has come to America,” only 26 percent believe he’s delivered on his promise to end business-as-usual in the capital.
Strikingly, 63 percent of voters under the age of 34 said the president either has not changed Washington or has made it worse.
Meanwhile, again in line with conservative critiques, a “majority of likely voters across 10 key congressional districts say the media have become more partisan in the past five years, according to a new poll from The Hill.”
The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll found that 61 percent of likely independent voters in 10 battleground House districts — a critical swing demographic — think the leadership under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is more liberal than they are.
Only 16 percent of independents say Pelosi and Reid — both of whom have been vilified by Republicans on the campaign stump — hold political views similar to their own.