USA Today and Pew are out with a new poll assessing the 2014 midterm landscape – and Democrats should start heading for the exits.
According to the poll, Republicans hold a 47%-43% advantage on the generic congressional ballot, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. ObamaCare, the economy, and President Obama’s reckless policies and broken promises are wreaking havoc on the Democrat Party.
55% of Americans continue to oppose ObamaCare, despite the President’s recent victory lap. By 4-points, voters trust Republican leaders in Congress to fix the economy more than President Obama.
In fact, a whopping 65% of Americans say they want the new president in 2016 to pursue different policies than the Obama White House, instead of similar ones. Obama’s liberal agenda has already failed, and the voters are looking for a return to pro-growth, common sense ideas.
Further, 26% of Americans say their vote in 2014 will be a vote against the President, while just 16% say they will be voting to support him. That’s a 10-point gap for the Democrats, and a reversal from 2010, when the Democrats held a 4-point edge on that question.
When will House Democrats begin to realize that their support for ObamaCare and the President’s reckless economic policies is going to sink them in November?
From USA Today:
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.
A nationwide USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows the strongest tilt to Republican candidates at this point in a midterm year in at least two decades, including before partisan “waves” in 1994 and 2010 that swept the GOP into power. Though Election Day is six months away — a lifetime in politics — at the moment, Democrats are saddled by angst over the economy, skepticism about the health care law and tepid approval of the president.