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The crosstabs of this poll are a little different. Some of the ratings for President Obama are not great but not terrible, if not a tad friendly compared to recent polls. Though, I gotta say it seems like a lot of dissatisfaction is from the left.
Okay, now for the numbers that matter in November. Democrats are up 7(!) in the generic ballot question over Republicans, 46%-39%. Though, sadly, when narrowed down to only interested voters, the Republicans have a +1 advantage, 45%-44% over Democrats.
This is such a wake up call to national Democrats like nothing else. People support the party and most of what it stands for and needs a reason to vote. For the record, I disagree that you should have to be encouraged to exercise your right, but that's another topic for another day. Democrats need to campaign like Democrats and inspire. Being Republican lite on the campaign trail will only guarantee Republican politicians.
It's time to inspire, convince and GOTV! It's within reach, we just have to grab it now.