Screaming Panic

John Dickerson reveals Obama’s not the best salesman for his own policies. Who knew? His numbers are bad; congressional numbers are worse. All here know national generic ballot polls in July aren’t particularly meaningful for late 2010. We hear reports of Rightist focus group activity (statistically meaningless as we’ve all discussed here before) and internal race specific polling from a variety of geographic and socio-economic samples are popping. They are, if anything, possibly understating the situation. Several friends, some nationally (in)famous, are in the field now and confirm. Is it all just because of the unemployment rate?

Dana Milbank snarks thusly: “It would not be accurate to say that Democrats are worried about losing control of the House in November. It would be accurate to say that Democrats are in a screaming panic about losing control of the House in November.” That seems about right.