Poll: Democrats In Battle To Retain Senate Majority
By Space Coast Daily // May 6, 2014
USA Today / Pew Research
ABOVE VIDEO: Democrats hoping improvements in the economy’s course and the Affordable Care Act’s implementation would level the playing field for November’s elections should brace themselves. (Video courtesy of MSNBC)
With the 2014 midterm political election less than six months away, the latest poll results from USA Today / Pew Research indicate the Democratic Party faces a major uphill battle to retain its majority rule in the U.S. Senate.
According to the poll, the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act, and the undesirable views of President Barack Obama are hurting election odds for Democrat candidates. Highlights of the poll results are highlighted below.
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- Only 16% of voters polled say their vote will be “for” Obama.
- Only 31% of Democratic voters say their vote is “for” Obama. In 2010, that number was 47%.
- Obama’s approval rating sits at 44%, compared with 50% who disapprove.
- Among Independent voters, Democrats trail Republicans by 16%.
- 55% of voters disapprove of the Affordable Care Act (Commonly known as “Obamacare”), which is tied for the highest disapproval in the poll’s history.
- By more than a 2-to-1 margin, voters say they want the next president to pursue policies different from the Obama administration’s priorities.