with the release of a new Washington Post/ABC News poll – conducted late last week and over the weekend, as the supposed liberal backlash against the deal was at its peak – that shows Obama’s approval rating with liberal Democrats sitting at 87 percent. That’s essentially where it’s been all year; it represents a statistically microscopic decline from where he stood with liberal Democrats in the last WaPo/ABC survey, taken about six weeks ago. Among all Democrats, Obama’s approval rating in the new survey sits at 79 percent – again, pretty much exactly where it’s been all year. As has been the case throughout his presidency, Obama’s problem among Democrats – to the extent he has one at all – is with self-described moderates and conservatives in the party.
There is a major disconnect between people claiming to be the liberal base, and actual liberals.