Poll: Democrats In Battle To Retain Senate Majority

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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)

A recent national voter poll conducted by USA Today and Pew Research indicates Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may lose his position after the 2014 mid-term elections. (MSNBC video image)

A recent national voter poll conducted by USA Today and Pew Research indicates the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act, and the undesirable views of President Obama, are hurting election odds for Democrat candidates. (MSNBC video image)

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.

Democratic Voters Less Likely to Say 2014 Ballot is a Vote “For Obama”

Despite Falling Unemployment Rate, 65% Think Jobs Are Difficult to Find

GOP Has 16-Point Lead among Independent Voters

More Say Midterm Vote is a Vote ‘Against’ than ‘For’ Obama

Views of the Health Care Law


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