Obama’s presence in the Oval Office has contributed to the most vibrant grassroots conservative movement in a generation. His party is about to get thumped at the polls and lose its majority in one or both houses of Congress. The number of self-identifying conservatives is on the upswing. And now this:
In September, 34.6% of American Adults identified themselves as Democrats. That’s down nearly half a percentage point from a month ago, a full percentage point from two months ago, and is the smallest percentage of Democrats ever recorded in nearly eight years of monthly tracking.
It would have taken decades for conservatives to have accomplished all this without Obama. Americans are getting a look at what it means to be a “Democrat” these days, for the president is the head of his party as well as the chief executive. And more and more voters are saying, “Well if that’s a Democrat, I’m not.”