Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Obama Albatross

Gary L. Bauer
Campaign for Working Families

There is even more bad news for Democrats. Barack Obama has fallen to a record low in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 41% of Americans approve of his job performance. Other key findings in the poll go a long way toward explaining why Alex Sink lost last night:

  • 47% of registered voters said they were more likely to vote for a candidate who favored repealing Obamacare, while just 32% were less likely to vote for such a candidate.

  • By a nine-point margin, more voters said they will vote for Congress this November "to send a signal of opposition to Obama" than one of support for Obama.

  • Even worse, 48% said they were less likely to support a candidate identified as a "strong supporter of the Obama Administration," while just 26% were more likely to support such a candidate. That's a whopping 22-point negative!

  • And Obama's personal endorsement is toxic -- 42% of voters were less likely to support a candidate Obama endorsed, while only 22% were more likely to vote for a candidate he endorsed.

    As one reporter suggested, for all the Democrats' recent talk about climate change, this poll suggests the political climate in 2014 could be worse for Democrats than it was in 2010!