The 2014 congressional elections are only a year away. On Nov. 04, 2014, American voters will head to the polling places to vote for the new Congress.
Up for reelection is the entire Republican controlled Congress and roughly a third of the Democrat controlled Senate. According to a Feb. 20, 2013 New York Times piece by Nate Silver, 35 Senate seats are up for grabs in next year’s election.
A year away from the congressional election and roughly a week after the end of the government shutdown, the public’s view of Congress is dismal. The Huffington Post reported earlier this month on Oct. 9 that the Congress has an approval rating of only 5 percent.
Today CNN released the results of a recent poll of American voters on their view of the Republican controlled House of Representatives. They found that 54 percent of those polled said that it was a bad thing that Republicans controlled the house and 38 percent thought that it was good that they controlled the House.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a poll on Oct. 15 that showed that if the midterm elections were held today and not next year, the Democrats would have a slight lead over the Republicans in the individual races. The actual numbers were Democrats 49 percent, Republicans 43 percent and other eight percent.
If the numbers continue, Republicans could lose the House of Representatives and the Democrats could control both the House and the Senate.