A while ago, I noted that Obama only seems to visit blue states as he campaigns as President. It was either that or he refused to visit the red states. While I suspect he really doesn’t want to visit any of the red states, I wondered if it had to do with the internal poll numbers in those states. In that red states probably aren’t suddenly going to turn blue in 2010 or 2012, but the blue states could end up turning red. It seems like my reasoning was pretty much on the money. From Hot Air, poll numbers in battleground states are sinking.
From Real Clear Politics
But a look at Obama’s numbers on a state-by-state basis reflects the party’s precarious state in the midst of a critical string of primaries and special elections. RCP compiled state-specific public polling over the past three months, and found Obama’s net job approval rating is in negative territory in 28 of the 44 states where figures are available, including nearly all the battleground states critical to his and the Democrats’ future success….”He actually has been doing some campaigning,” deputy press secretary Bill Burton told reporters Thursday. “As we get closer to the midterms, you’ll see that increase. But as you can imagine, there’s more than a few things on his plate right now.”
Those events thus far include only fundraisers for incumbents like Barbara Boxer and Michael Bennet. It is Vice President Biden who has done more of the heavy lifting on the political front; he’ll help Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) formally kick off his campaign next week.