A little advice to Democrats running for re-election in November, don't let President Obama anywhere near your constituents, unless, of course, you secretly want to lose your seat.
Ask Harry Reid how beneficial it was to have Obama campaign with him in Nevada recently. Not only did Obama not help old "this war is lost" Harry Reid, but according to polls, he hurt Reid's chances of getting re-elected. Imagine that.
Read from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, via the Patriot Room:
POLL: Obama's visit just bounced off Reid
Poll shows senator gained little ground in re-election battle
WASHINGTON -- "During his whirlwind visit to Las Vegas two weeks ago, President Barack Obama mentioned U.S. Sen. Harry Reid by name four dozen times, gave him a big hug and talked him up as if he was a long-lost brother.
In remarks that could not have been more laudatory, Obama repeatedly characterized the veteran Democratic leader as a man 'made of very strong stuff' who was making the right decisions for the state back in the nation's capital.
But as Reid faces an uphill path to win re-election to a fifth Senate term, Obama's enthusiastic endorsement does not appear to have improved the Senate majority leader's standing among constituents, according to a new poll conducted for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Reid got no bounce from Obama's visit on Feb. 19, when the president spoke highly of him at Green Valley High School and to business leaders at CityCenter, polling indicates.
A larger percentage of voters surveyed (17 percent) said they would be less likely to vote for Reid following the president's visit than said they would be more likely to vote for him (7 percent). Seventy-five percent said Obama's visit would have no effect on how they vote.
'Reid was not helped, and Obama was not any more popular than he was before he came to the state,' said Brad Coker, managing director at Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.
Obama's day in Vegas 'did not have much of an effect' on Reid's re-election chances, notably among independent voters, Coker said."
Read it all.
Apparently, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is part of the American Pravda. The poll clearly showed that Obama's visit cost Reid ten points. Yet, the newspaper made the following statement: "Poll shows senator gained little ground in re-election battle"
Gained little ground? I'd say a ten point reduction is a loss.