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Battleground Poll: Obama Continues To Be A Drag In Key Midterm States

- September 15, 2014

Midterm Voters Are Unhappy With The Economy, And Most Blame Obama’s Economic Leadership

Politico: “Midterm Voters Remain Frustrated And Unhappy With The State Of The Economy.” “Despite continued signs of a halting but persistent national comeback, midterm voters remain frustrated and unhappy with the state of the economy, according to the latest POLITICO poll of likely voters in 2014 battleground states.” (Alexander Burns, “POLITICO Poll: 2014 Voters Gloomy Over Economy,” Politico, 9/14/14)

  • “Many Appear To Blame President Barack Obama: 57 Percent Of These Voters Disapprove Of His Economic Leadership.” (Alexander Burns, “POLITICO Poll: 2014 Voters Gloomy Over Economy,” Politico, 9/14/14)

57 Percent Of Likely Voters Disapprove Of The Way Obama Is Handling The Economy, While Only 42 Percent Approve. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

92 Percent Of Likely Voters Said The Economy Was Important In Determining Which Candidate To Support In November, While A Mere 8 Percent Said It Was Not Important.(Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

Only 23 Percent Of Likely Voters Believe Their Personal Financial Situation Is Better Than It Was A Year Ago. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

  • 30 Percent Of Likely Voters Believe Their Personal Financial Situation Is Worse Than It Was A Year Ago And 47 Percent Said It Was The Same. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

Midterm Voters Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance

56 Percent Of Likely Voters Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance, While Only 44 Percent Approve. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

62 Percent Of Independents Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance, While Only 38 Percent Approve. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, Moe 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

Americans Disapprove Of Obama’s Handling Of Immigration, And Trust Republicans Over Democrats On The Issue

Politico Headline: “POLITICO Poll: GOP Has Edge On Immigration In Midterms” (Seung Min Kim, “POLITICO Poll: GOP Has Edge On Immigration In Midterms,” Politico, 9/14/14)

Politico: “Nearly Two-Thirds Of Likely Voters In Battleground Races This Fall Disapprove Of President Barack Obama’s Handling Of Immigration.” “Nearly two-thirds of likely voters in battleground races this fall disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of immigration, according to a new POLITICO poll – a public rebuke that comes after the White House grappled with the border crisis and reversed on a pledge to take executive action on deportations by the end of the summer.” (Seung Min Kim, “POLITICO Poll: GOP Has Edge On Immigration In Midterms,” Politico, 9/14/14)

  • 64 Percent Of Likely Voters Disapprove Of The Way Obama Is Handling Immigration, While Only 35 Percent Approve. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

Obama’s Low Rating Comes Just Days After The White House Decided To Postpone Executive Action, “Amid Pressure From Senate Democrats Running In Competitive Reelection Bids Who Feared The Controversial Move Could Be Used Against Them In Their Campaigns.” “The White House also announced on Sept. 6 that it will postpone any executive action on immigration until the end of the year. The decision came amid pressure from Senate Democrats running in competitive reelection bids who feared the controversial move could be used against them in their campaigns.” (Seung Min Kim, “POLITICO Poll: GOP Has Edge On Immigration In Midterms,” Politico, 9/14/14)

34 Percent Of Likely Voters Trust Republicans To Handle Immigration, While Only 31 Percent Trust Democrats. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

A Plurality Of Midterm Voters Want To Repeal ObamaCare

44 Percent Of Likely Voters Want To Repeal ObamaCare, 38 Percent Want To Keep It With Modifications And A Mere 17 Percent Want To Keep ObamaCare As Is. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

And Midterm Voters Are Generally Discouraged By The Direction And Outlook Of The Country Under Obama

54 Percent Of Likely Voters Believe The Country Is On The Wrong Track, While Only 19 Percent Believe It’s Headed In The Right Direction. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)

52 Percent Of Likely Voters Are Pessimistic About The Outlook Of The U.S., While Only 47 Percent Are Optimistic. (Politico Poll, 917 LV, MoE 3.7%, 8/29-9/7/14)


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