Bad jobs and economic numbers, the disaster of socialized medicine, a collapse of American power and prestige in the world, and scandals coming out of their ears. No wonder the Democrats are sucking salt heading into November’s midterm elections.
Forty-seven percent said they would vote for the GOP candidate in their district, while 43 percent said they would vote for the Democrat.
That 4-percentage-point edge is a big swing in favor of the GOP. Two months ago, Democrats held a 46 percent-44 percent edge in the Pew generic ballot. This shift is largely due to to the huge edge Republicans now have with independent voters: the GOP holds a 16-point edge among those voters, 49 percent to 33 percent.
Unsurprisingly, the poll also suggests that President Obama will likely be more of a liability for Democrats than he was in 2010—when there was a GOP landslide. Just 16 percent of voters said their midterm vote should be considered a vote for the president, while 26 percent of voters said their vote should be considered a vote against him. In the 2010 midterms, 24 percent said their congressional vote was a support vote for Obama, compared to just 20 percent who said theirs was a vote against him. This is a really bad sign for Obama and the Dems.
And if you’re Hillary Clinton, there’s even worse news: 65 percent of voters said they want the next president in 2016 to pursue different policies than the Obama White House.
That sound you hear? Democrats running for the hills. And Hillary Clinton beginning to distance herself from Obama and his destructive policies. But given that his policies ARE her policies, she may have more heavy-lifting to do than she thought.
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