January 17, 2010
More bad news for Democrats
Another Democrat in Congress in trouble. Politico's Scorecard points to an automated phone poll commissioned by liberal site Firedoglake, showing:
Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio), a freshman Democrat who represents the Cincinnati area, losing to former Republican congressman Steve Chabot, 56 to 39 percent.
Driehaus benefitted from Obama's coat tails in 2008:
Driehaus ousted Chabot from office in the 2008 election, 52 to 47 percent, aided by very high African-American turnout in the district. But like in other competitive districts across the country, public dissatisfaction with President Obama and the Democrat has grown markedly in Ohio's First District.
More proof that Obama's coat tails have morphed into banana peels.