Voters across the country are deeply unhappy with the performance of the Democratic Congress and as dissatisfied with how Washington works as they were in 1994, when Republicans took control of both chambers, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.[...]
Among those most likely to cast ballots in their congressional districts, 49 percent say they side with the Republican candidate, 45 percent with the Democratic one. This four-point GOP edge puts Republicans in an even stronger position than they were heading into the final days of the 1994 election.
A narrow majority of likely voters, 52 percent, also disapproves of the way Obama is handling his job as president. That's the same as the percentage of Election Day 1994 voters who said they disapproved of President Clinton's performance, according to that year's exit polling.
One big but quickly dwindling opportunity for Democrats is that Obama and his party have significantly better ratings among all registered voters than they do among those now considered most likely to participate. Among all voters, Democrats hold a narrow five-point lead on the congressional vote question: 49 to 44 percent.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Are we looking at a repeat of 1994?
After looking at what history has shown us what happens when the GOP is in charge, are we seriously looking at a repeat of 1994?!? Do Americans not remember that is was the failed Republican policies that led to the recession?