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  1. HD

    'President Barack Obama’s job approval slump and voters’ entrenched wariness of his health care law are dogging Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, and Republicans have captured a lead in the areas home to the year’s most competitive races, according to a new POLITICO poll.

    In the congressional districts and states where the 2014 elections will actually be decided, likely voters said they would prefer to vote for a Republican over a Democrat by 7 points, 41 percent to 34 percent. A quarter of voters said they were unsure of their preference.

    Among these critical voters, Obama’s job approval is a perilous 40 percent, and nearly half say they favor outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Sixty percent say they believe the debate over the law is not over, compared with 39 percent who echo the president’s position and say the ACA debate has effectively concluded.

    Both Obama’s job approval and the partisan ballot matchup are markedly more negative for Democrats in this poll than other national surveys — a reflection of the political reality that the midterm campaign is being fought on turf that is more challenging for Democrats than the nation as a whole.'

    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 08:46 PM #
  2. NoParty

    Still won't be worse than "DUH"bya or Nixon ever!

    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 08:52 PM #
  3. Andrew

    Wow, I'm really scared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG, I should have voted for Romney!

    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 08:52 PM #
  4. NoParty


    ROBme would have been great!


    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 08:53 PM #
  5. edselehr

    Herb, can you admit you've been wrong way more often than right in your trollish predictions of doom for Democrats?

    Because if you can't, then I have no reason to read the postings of an out of touch loon. Show a modicum of engagement with reality, and I'll maybe start to listen to what you have to say.

    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 09:56 PM #
  6. Vitalogy

    I'd like to ask Herb if he's EVER been right? Ever??

    I've been around a long time and I can't recall one prediction from Herb that proved to be right once reality has occurred.

    Posted on May 27, 2014 - 10:11 PM #
  7. HD

    Edselehr, with all due respect, that quote is from Politico. Not the Republican National Committee, nor even Ralph Nader.


    Kindly get a grip.

    Posted on May 28, 2014 - 03:45 PM #
  8. NoParty

    Herb, we've been asking that of you for well over 5 years.

    Don't YOU use extreme right Taliban garbage websites?


    Posted on May 28, 2014 - 05:26 PM #
  9. edselehr

    "Kindly get a grip."

    L. O. L.

    When have you, or the predictions of others that you agree with, ever been right?

    Posted on May 28, 2014 - 06:22 PM #
  10. skeptical

    1984. Re-election of Ronald Reagan.

    Posted on May 28, 2014 - 07:00 PM #