Democrats Face Reality: Obama in Trouble
James Carville and Stan Greenberg have a polling company. It’s called Democracy Now or some such thing. It’s Democracy Corps. Or, as Obama would say, Democracy “Corpse.” And they’ve just issued a new report, James Carville and Stan Greenberg — and, actually, Erica Seifert. They’ve got a third member of the group now. They’ve gone out and done a bunch of focus groups.
A focus group is a little bit different than a poll. You actually assemble the people and you chat with ’em for hours sometimes. And you videotape it. And you run all kinds of ideas by ’em. This is the stuff Frank Luntz does sometimes on Fox that you see. Those are miniature focus groups. And Carville and his gang have been out there doing a bunch of them. And they say that the data from the focus groups shows that Barack Kardashian “is taking the wrong approach to the campaign by focusing on economic issues.”
In fact, Carville says that Obama, quote “will fail,” unquote if he talks about economic growth. They “claim that the Obama campaign must ‘move to a new narrative’ in order to be successful in November. … The current campaign is focused on success in the economic recovery, but Carville’s group says the strategy is ‘wrong’ and ‘will fail.’ The only reason Obama is keeping up in the campaign is because voters perceive Romney as ‘out of touch with ordinary people.'”