Democracy Corps senior adviser, Karl Agne, who participated in a conference call with reporters on Friday to announce the findings, also said conservatives were deeply skeptical of Obama’s political rise. In the Atlanta sessions, Agne said, participants routinely asked: “Who got him here? He couldn’t possibly have done it on his own. There has to be money, there has to be power behind him.”

“That’s one of the things they desperately want to uncover about him,” he said…

Despite their vehement opposition to Obama and the Democratic agenda, Carville noted that conservatives were also unhappy with their own party primarily because they believed Republican leaders are abandoning core party principles.