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Republicans likely to gain control of Senate this November

GOP stands to win the Senate as Obama's approval drops
GOP stands to win the Senate as Obama's approval drops
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Republicans and some Libertarians will be pleased to know that registered voters currently have a strong preference for Republican candidates and the party overall. According to numerous polls, if midterm elections took place this week, the result would be the strongest gain for the GOP in over 20 years.

According to the new Pew Research Center/USA Today Poll completed in April, 2014, 47 percent of the 3100 participants stated that they would support the Republican candidate in their congressional district, compared to 43 percent who would vote for the Democrat. These latest poll results indicate that Republicans could Potentially sweep midterms this year similar to the way the Tea Party rose to dominance in 2010.

Although a four point advantage may appear at first to be insignificant, in reality it is notable, as Democrats traditionally fare better with registered voters than with those who actually make it to the polls on voting day. This is particularly true with regard to midterms, where liberals are much less inclined to vote than their conservative counterparts.

If these statistics are maintained until November, the GOP could significantly bolster its majority in the House and gain the six seats required to reclaim the Senate: many experts now predict that double-digit gains in that chamber are possible for the Republican Party.

The Republican Party's lead in the generic congressional ballot is at its highest peak in two decades. The opinions of voters on various key issues appear to be hurting the left, according to another Pew survey. They are dissatisfied with the direction of the country, the economy, and many are unhappy with the disaster known as Obamacare.

In addition, and perhaps the most disturbing news for Democrats, 43 percent of Americans prefer Republican economic policies, as opposed to 39 percent who prefer liberal policies in this arena.

In yet another survey, 65 percent of American citizens state that they want the president who is elected in 2016 to implement vastly different, rather than similar, programs and policies than the current Commander-in-Chief. Only 30 percent of Americans view Mr. Obama's policies favorably.