Pew: Liberal support for Obama at all-time low, worse than George W. Bush and conservatives
BY PAUL BEDARD
DECEMBER 17, 2013
Following on the heels of other political groups, President Obama’s liberal base is abandoning him, giving him an even lower level of support from his base than George W. Bush had from conservatives five years into his presidency, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
Just 54 percent of liberal Democrats strongly approve of Obama in their new poll. For Bush at this stage of his presidency, 65 percent of conservatives strongly supported the Republican.
Worse for Obama: Younger liberals have lost their thrill for Obama more than older liberals. Of those aged 18-49, just 46 percent strongly approve of the president, 39 percent “not so strongly,” said Pew.
Some 65 percent of older liberals approve of Obama “very strongly,” compared to 20 percent who chose “not so strongly.”