The Los Angeles Times, in a post that was better than their usual style (talk about damning with faint praise) was talking about how Obama is now even driving away the white Democrats who were key to his election. This basically means he’s seen his support declined amongst every category in America other than African Americans.
Helpfully, the times lays out some theories for why this is happening, and as one would expect they blame much of it on Hannity, Beck and the Birthers. Eventually, they get to the root of the problem — people don’t like his policies. But check out their advice:
Strategists in both parties blame Obama’s decline on growing discontent with his policy agenda, particularly after a month of often-rowdy debate over his proposed healthcare overhaul, in which some conservatives accused him of socialism. Obama’s ratings seem likely to rise again if he wins passage of healthcare legislation this fall.
So you see, he’s losing support because he’s trying to do things that most Americans don’t want him to do. But if goes ahead and does those things in spite of their opposition, that’ll make them love him once again. This is the kind of logic that could only make sense to someone who’s been exposed to the sun their whole lives.