Trashing the mainstream narrative that “coveted” independent voters, those not identifying with either current political party, are unconditionally in love with Barack Obama, and that he’s leading them to victories in 2014, a new AP poll today reveals a eye-opening number, but under-reported. Only 16% of independent voters approve of Obama’s job performance, and this number has tanked by more than half since January of this year:
A bad sign for Democrats is that Obama has bled support among independents – 60 percent disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, while only 16 percent approve. As he began his second term in January, independents tilted positive, 48 percent approved and 39 percent disapproved.
Of course, democrats and republicans are not surprisingly still divided on Obama, as democrats have shown the ability to follow him, like lost sheep, off any cliff he chooses to lead them (see: Obamacare). The AP goes on to say that neither party could have won elections without independent voters,
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