Shock Poll?

That is how Drudge is headlining this McClatchy-Marist survey which finds support for President Obama evaporating, so that “even” Sarah Palin trails him by only five points, 49-44. I would say that if there is a shock, it is that Obama–an awful president who acts as though he barely cares–can lead any Republican contender.

More significant is that, by a margin of 49 percent to 36 percent, respondents said they definitely plan to vote against Obama. What is more, by 52 percent to 38 percent, voters think Obama will lose, no matter who the GOP nominee turns out to be. Under normal circumstances those results really would be shocking, but, given what a disaster the Obama administration has proved to be, the marvel is that they aren’t worse.