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The Democratic Strategist

Political Strategy for a Permanent Democratic Majority

Democrats: calm down and regain some perspective. Yes, we’ll suffer losses this fall, but there’s actually not any profound Anti-Obama or pro-Republican attitude shift going on. This may sound wildly at variance with the polls you’ve seen, but it’s true.

by Andrew Levison
In recent days, as increasingly negative projections regarding the November election have appeared, a substantial number of Democrats have been seized with a genuine sense of panic. Many political commentaries have tended to suggest that what is happening may not be just the result of structural factors like the lower participation of pro-Obama groups in off-year elections or the deep recession. Rather, they suggest that a major shift in basic attitudes is occurring – that many Americans are now shifting their allegiance to the Republicans and abandoning Obama and the Democrats. Many Democrats have a sinking fear that support for Obama and the Dems is somehow collapsing.
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