A new McClatchy-Marist Poll finds 44% of American voters say they definitely plan to vote against President Obama in 2012, while 37% report they definitely plan to vote for him, and 18% are unsure.
If only progressives and union members would hold the president accountable by tying votes to policies, they might have him thinking twice about consistently screwing the liberal and union base of the party.
But that would mean progressives and unions would have to get over their co-dependency issues with the politicians they support and I just haven't seen any evidence that is going to happen - not on the left, at any rate.
That's why Dems take progressives and union members for granted and bash them again and again until GOTV time.
You'll note that ever since the right started to hold their politicians accountable for policy, Republicans FEAR their base.
Leave aside the policy stuff for a second - from a politics perspective, that is the best way to NOT get taken for granted and abused.