29 July 2009

Trouble on the Horizon

Some troubling signs for President Obama as we roll into summer's final month...
1. From NPR: If congressional elections were held today, 43% of voters would cast a ballot for Republican candidates while 42% would vote Democratic.

2. Two longtime Democratic Senators are targets of an ethics investigation for allegedly receiving preferential mortgage treatment through Countrywide Financial. One Senator, Chris Dodd of Connecticut, is down by a large margin in polling for his 2010 reelection. The other, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, faces voters in a rather red state in 2012, when the President is expected to run for a second term.

3. The President is losing Sullivan. On two fronts.