We figured the internal polling for Democrats was so dreadful they’d go with a Hail Mary like blaming the GOP for Ebola, and now that suspicion is confirmed as these dreadful poll numbers come out 20 days before the midterms. Just imagine the nonsense they’ll be pulling from here until November 4.
Less than three weeks before the midterm elections, President Obama’s approval rating is at an all-time low, according to a new survey released Wednesday by ABC News and The Washington Post.
Just four in 10 Americans say they approve of the way the president is handling his job, while a majority – 51 percent – disapproves. And just 39 percent of voters see the Democrats favorably — the worst showing for Obama’s party since 1984.
Half of all voters say they expect to vote for a Republican candidate in the midterm elections, versus just 43 percent who plan to back Democrats. And the public is widely skeptical of the president’s approach on hot-button issues from the economy to terrorism to Ebola.
More than three-quarters — 77 percent — say they are worried about the direction of the economy, while a nearly identical number say their finances have stayed the same or gotten worse during the Obama presidency.
Voters are more likely to back the GOP approach on immigration by a 4-point margin, while Republicans hold an 8-point advantage on the economy and a 19-point advantage on the conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Two-thirds of voters say they’re worried about an Ebola outbreak.
Have a look at the numbers and see if you can find climate change on there, which apparently is the primary focus of Team Obama these days. You’ll also notice the minimum wage and gay marriage also aren’t a concern of Americans, but it’s all the Democrats obsess over. Maybe they’ll wake up and start focusing on real issues, but we doubt it. They’ll just blame the incoming tsunami on racism.
By the way, another poll released today pretty much says the same thing about what to expect in 20 days.