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Republicans have the lead as midterm elections near: Polls

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Republicans are being favored as midterm elections approach across the country. A New York Times-CBS poll result released Wednesday as well as a CNN-ARC poll result from December assert that things are looking good for Republican candidates across the nation, according to a Huffington Post report on Thursday.

The New York Times-CBS poll reveals that 42 percent of eligible voters favor Republicans in the upcoming elections for congressional seats in Washington, D.C. Thirty-nine percent of those polled said they will support Democratic candidates.

The CNN-ORC poll results from a December polling of voters found basically the same results. In that poll, 49 percent said they preferred Republican candidates while only 44 percent were supporting Democratic candidates.

The new New York Times-CBS poll gave President Barack Obama low marks. In one of his worst ratings in the particular poll to date, the president received a 41 percent approval rating from the persons polled.

Obamacare has taken its toll on President Barack Obama’s approval rating as well as the Democratic candidates who continually support the unpopular legislation. Just yesterday, it was reported that 56 percent of Americans are now opposed to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), which is up significantly since October 1 when enrollment of the program began.