Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Triangulation Man: Independent Voters



President Barack Obama is using the political strategy of triangulation to court independent voters for the 2012 election. The strategy means ignore the progressive base and support policies such as extending the Bush tax cuts. Let's see how Obama is doing with independent voters in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll.


Obama's approval among independent voters who he will need for his 2012 re-election drive took a sharp dive, to 37 percent from 47 percent, the poll found.


It is going to get worse when Republican presidential candidates hit the campaign trail and hammer Obama's economic policies.

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3 Comments:

At March 10, 2011 9:28 PM , Blogger Benjamin J. Kirby said...

Yep. That dive in indy voters is bad news, because it means the triangulation could get worse, unless Plouffe and others can change course.

Still, it's not all bad news -- we'll have to see who the GOP nominates, don't you think?

 
At March 10, 2011 11:03 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

Still, it's not all bad news -- we'll have to see who the GOP nominates, don't you think?

Look at the current crop of Republicans that won elected offices in 2010. People may take Obama up on change if the economy doesn't get better. And it won't anytime soon.

 
At March 16, 2011 11:44 PM , Blogger tas said...

In 2012, I'm predicting that about 9.45 people will feel excited enough to fucking vote. It'll be a perfect time to have my dick run for president.

"And I have two running mates -- my left and right one. They run with me all the time, actually!"

 

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