Out of touch
To use a phrase that used to be popular with media analysts, a Republican president who almost comically overstated the level of public support for his policies would be described as "out of touch." Especially when a major poll came along that revealed only 19% support for his position on the issue that 70% of respondents said was their primary concern. You'd be hearing a lot about that poll. And the stories would be written in more general language: "But polls say the vast majority of Americans disagree with the President about our national priorities..."
Has anyone seen a single mainstream media piece that described Obama as "out of touch?" Ever?