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August 12, 2014


Obama Drags Party Down

A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds President Obama "is dragging down his party and hurting the prospects of fellow Democrats as they head into midterm elections that will determine who controls Congress."

Key findings: "Just 40% 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% approve of the way he's dealing with the economy and only 33% approve of how he's dealing with foreign policy, the worst of his years in office."

By 42% to 32%, 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% to 38%.












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