Collapse of the emoprogs?

Barack Obama in trouble with Democrats? Um, no.

Two statistics tucked into the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll should not be missed, if you’ve been following the sturm und drang between “Obama Democrats” and “emoprogs.”

The first number is 2. That’s the percentage of poll respondents who intend to vote for “someone else,” besides either President Obama or his (as yet unnamed) GOP opponent. In the poll, 44 percent of respondents said they would “probably vote for Obama,” 42 percent said “probably vote for the Republican,” 7 percent said it would depend on who the opponent is, 5 percent were not sure, and 2 percent said “someone else,” which seems to indicate support for a third party candidate. That doesn’t bode well for a Ralph Nader 2012.

The second statistic: President Obama enjoys more support for his re-election among Democrats than Bill Clinton did at this point in his quest for a second term.  Here’s the relevant table:

Would you like the Democratic Party to nominate Barack Obama again in 2012 as its presidential candidate, or would you prefer that the Democratic Party nominate someone else?
——————————————————–All Democrats / Democratic Primary Voters
Like the Democratic Party to nominate Barack Obama …. 73  / 78
Prefer the Democratic Party nominate someone else ……. 20 / 14
Too early to say (VOL) ……………………………………………… 4 /5
Not sure ………………………………………………………………….. 3  /4

Now compare those stats to Bill Clinton’s in 1995. His split was 67/19 renominate vs nominate someone else, with 6 percent saying “too early” and 8 percent not sure. George Bush I was in even worse shape: with a 60/16 split, a whopping 18 percent saying “it depends” and 6 percent “not sure.”

So what does that mean? It means that the Smiley/West/Sirota/Greenwald/PCCC/FDL crowd is failing at its prime directive: peeling Democrats away from Obama, so they can steer them to a third party candidate, or generate a primary challenge. So for at least, a solid majority of Democrats are sticking with the president.

Read the full poll here.

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7 Responses to Collapse of the emoprogs?

  1. rikyrah says:

    thanks for crunching those numbers

  2. Flo says:

    So firedoglake’s snark isn’t as cool as it thinks it is.
    The more Eric Cantor speaks (and Cain, Gingrich, Santorum) the easier it is for everyone to the left of Mitt Romney to get together in self-defense. Also Occupy Wall Street is energizing in some respect.

  3. majii says:

    Well, you know how effective your “movement” is when you have to go crawling to Fox News to get on TV to spread your message.

  4. Ronbo says:

    Where is there a real Democrat? Obama signed the Republican/Bush tax cut extension – keeping war alive – targeting Americans for assassination – not investigating Wallstreet crimes.

    I guess if you choose between crazy republican and trojan-horse republican, you go with what you know – Obama the trojan-horse republican.

  5. LDS says:

    “trojan-horse republican”? Yeah, right. It is better than eight years of a donkey/ass Bush. The real Democrat is your momma benefiting from medical care that she never had, secure social security for you and her. Osama bin Laden in the bottom of the ocean and taking out his elite army to protect you and your family.

    Oh, did I forget to add making sure the men and women who are brave enough to enlist and protect you in the armed services are treated with respect while serving and when they return. The list goes on.
    The trojan-horse is looking more like Hannibal to me riding in on that big elephant making Cantor (cry baby), Tan Man (who is the speaker in name only), Rush(fathead) The Turtle, Grover, and the Koch brothers look real pathetic even with all the money and lies.

    And while we are at it, “targeting Americans for assassination”? Tell that to bush/cheyney. They are reaping all of the rewards with their “weapons of mass destruction”.

  6. EnoughIsEnough says:

    #4 The REAL Democrat is the White House. He’s just not white. Yeah, I went there. I’ve been a Democrat for over 40 years and President Obama has done more for the middle class and the poor people than any President since LBJ. Compare their records. It’s astounding that people still say President Obama – oh wait- they never say “President” – extended Bush tax cuts – PERIOD. FULL STOP. Why is that? Why don’t they say by extending those tax cuts (which was the gun Republicans had to his head) he was able to EXTEND unemployment compensation; REPEAL DADT; PASS the START Treaty; CUT taxes for the MIDDLE CLASS and small businesses. These people would rather have people and their children STARVING rather than extend those darn tax cuts for the rich. I don’t know about anyone else, but I would have done the same time. Make sure people can keep a roof over their heads and some food in the stomachs of their children – takes precedence over tax cuts. Tell us how the DoJ was going to prosecute the bankers and CEO’s on Wall Street, when in fact they hadn’t broken any laws. Yeah that’s right. Bush and company deregulated (that means they had very few LAWS AND REGULATIONS) Wall Street. Why do you think there was a need for financial reform? Wall Street was allowed to do whatever they pleased. As for the wars…..please. Iraq is all but over and the President said he was going to increase our commitment in Afghanistan. And just so you know, the FBI has a most wanted list for armed and dangerous, which don’t hesitate to take ‘em down. Now if you have a problem with combatants who have constructed plans to kill Americans, then it’s you who have the problem.

    Now get some new talking points.

  7. L3 says:

    Amen, Enoughisenough!!! There is nothing left to say.

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