Tuesday, March 18, 2014

By the numbers: Vulnerable Senate Democrats “have Obama’s back” « Hot Air

By the numbers: Vulnerable Senate Democrats “have Obama’s back” « Hot Air: "In a recent DNC fundraising letter, President Obama asks a rhetorical question of hardcore Democratic partisans: “Do you still have my back?” As I argued on Fox News, of course they do. They always will — forever and ever, amen. The president and his party are in trouble due to the mass abandonment of independent voters, not because Obama sycophants are jumping ship.  More politically relevant than the passions of rank-and-file Democratic donors is the degree to which vulnerable 2014 Democrats “have Obama’s back” when the chips are down.  According to Congressional Quarterly’s comprehensive 2013 analysis, every single embattled Senate Democrat has voted the Obama line at least 90 percent of the time.  The numbers range from Sen. Mark “Obamacare’s an amazing success story” Pryor at 90 percent (his Senate colleague from Arkansas voted with Obama less than 40 percent of the time) to Colorado’s Mark Udall and New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen, who backed the president’s position in 99 percent of votes."

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