Keep in mind this poll samples a greater number of Democrats, showing how truly gloomy prospects are for the Democrats and President Stinkburger. It’s from a consortium of NPR, Resurgent Republic (whoever they are) and the Democrat poll outfit of Carville-Greenburg. But we’re calling it NPR since they have the biggest logo on the page.
With seven months to go before the election, the political environment looks remarkably promising for Republicans. Six factors create that environment: The midterm election in the sixth year of a president’s term has been bad news for the party controlling the White House for a century, and this year looks like no exception.
But wait, everyone loves Obama!
The demographics of midterm elections favor Republicans over Democrats.
All those angry old white people, or something .
Obamacare remains unpopular, especially among Independents who hold the balance of power in midterm elections.
Boy, that Obama/media “victory lap” sure seems a long time ago.
President Obama’s job approval remains stuck in the low to mid 40s.
Without his adoring press corps it would be half that, at best.
The generic ballot—a preference for a Republican versus a Democratic candidate for Congress—is essentially even, which has historically been good for Republicans.
We blame the Koch Brothers and the poisonous influence of Big Money.
The Senate seats up in 2014 strongly favor Republicans.
We wonder if there’ll be an orgy of hate for NPR as there was for Nate Silver last week. All sorts of goodies at the link, and bear in mind again the polling sample only included 31% Republican.
Via Free Beacon.