Domenico Montanaro (MSNBC): President Obama’s base has abandoned him – so goes the conventional Beltway wisdom.
The problem with this accepted narrative: There’s no data to back this up, according to the most recent NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll.
The survey included these numbers:
- By an 81%-14% margin, Democrats approved of his job performance, essentially unchanged from his 82%-14% score in July.
- Among liberals, it was 74%-21% – exactly the same numbers from July.
- 92% of black respondents said they approved of Obama’s job with 5% disapproving. That’s actually up from July, when his approval with the group stood at 83%-13%.
- And among Hispanics, his approval stands at 57%-38%, up from his 45%-48% score in July…..