President Obama's reelection effort is in "remarkably good shape," the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) asserted on Sunday.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), the DNC chief, said that she doesn't think the president's bid for a second term is in trouble.
"The president is in actually remarkably good shape, given that he is still struggling to help pull our economy out of the Republican — the Republican recession that he inherited. His numbers are still strong. He still has widespread support. If anyone is in trouble, it's the Republican Party," she said.
Obama's numbers aren't stellar on their own, but they improve somewhat when he's matched against Republicans. He reversed a two-month slide in the generic ballot, taking the lead in Gallup's monthly test of the president's strength against a nameless Republican.
Democrats are betting that the conservative strand that's dominating the GOP right now will advantage the president in 2012.
"Right now, they have a collection of candidates for president who are busy trying to out-right-wing each other," Wasserman Schultz argued. "Essentially, they are all so similar that they might as well be Legos; they're that interchangeable."
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