There aren't many of them but less than 2 out three conservative Democrats - 63% - are now supporting Barack Obama for president according to Gallup, down from 68% last month and a high of 72% in mid-July:
Expect those numbers to rise significantly the closer we get to November. But will Obama get the 88% of Democrats that John Kerry received in 2004? He's got a long way to go and I don't think he will make it. This may cause problems in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and a couple of other midwestern toss up states where these conservative Democrats are concentrated.
As a result of this, support for Obama among all Democratic registered voters fell from 81% in early August (Aug. 4-10) to 78% last week (Aug. 18-24). Obama's support from Republicans over this period also dipped from 9% to 7%, while 42% to 43% of independents have consistently supported him.
The 78% of Democrats backing Obama from Aug. 18-24 ties for the lowest seen since early June. The 7% of Republicans for Obama is the lowest to date (since the start of Gallup Poll Daily tracking of the Obama-McCain race in March).
Obama has shown little interest in addressing the issues of these conservatives and it may cost him dearly on election day.