GOP Gaining Voters Because of Obama


How many times have you heard people say that they were voting for the lesser of two evils?

Another newly released poll indicates that this very attitude of voting for the lesser of two evils may just help the GOP win more votes than the Democrats would like.

According to the latest McClatchy-Marist poll, Barack Obama is dragging down the Democratic Party. In so doing, he is hurting many of the Democrats running for office in this year’s midterm elections. Anita Kumar with the McClatchy Washington Bureau explains:

“Obama is beset by problems at home and abroad. Just 40 percent of voters approve of the way he’s doing his job, tying his worst mark in three years and the second worst of his presidency.”

“Just 39 percent approve of the way he’s dealing with the economy and only 33 percent approve of how he’s dealing with foreign policy, the worst of his years in office.”

“By 42-32 percent, voters say their opinions of Obama make them more likely to vote this fall for a Republican than for a Democrat.”

“And for the first time this election cycle, more people said they’d vote for a Republican than a Democrat for Congress, by 43 percent to 38 percent.”

“Republicans are making the campaign a referendum on Obama, hoping that discontent with the president will help them win control of the Senate and hold their majority in the House of Representatives.”

“Republicans need a net gain of six seats to gain control of the Senate, which many analysts see as within reach. The Republicans’ House majority, now 234 to 199, appears safe.”

Every week another poll comes out indicating that the Democrats are in trouble and may lose control of the Senate come November. I know polls have been wrong in the past, but hopefully they’re spot on this year.

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