That’s in just over a month. Probably not enough help to salvage the special Senate election for the GOP Tuesday, but if Obama’s number are dropping this quickly in the bluest of blue states, he’s in some deep trouble.
The latest poll from Suffolk University shows Democratic Rep. Ed Markey leading Republican Gabriel Gomez 52%-42% in the special Senate election held tomorrow. That puts it roughly in the midpoint of the June special election polls as aggregated in realclearpolitics.com. So it’s not a very interesting result, given that we’ll know the actual election results in less than 48 hours.
But there is one interesting thing in the poll. Suffolk asks Massachusetts voters to rate Obama’s performance and to say whether they have favorable or unfavorable feelings about Barack Obama. As is often the case, his fav/unfav numbers are somewhat more positive than his job approval. But in both cases his numbers in Suffolk’s Massachusetts special Senate election voters have been plummeting.
So we can only guess what the reason is for this:
All his scandals, perhaps? Meanwhile, nationally Gallup has Obama at 45% approval, with 49% disapproval.