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USA Today reports Democrats are going down

Obama is bombing. There is disappointment and uneasiness in the land and it comes from the management approach of President Obama. The results are in. Even when a law like the Affordable Care Act has good intentions, in the hands of green management, it will get bungled in implementation. The “fits and starts” presidency of Barack Obama has produced shaky and uneven results. While he is still the nation’s intellect in charge, his brainpower hasn’t budged a recalcitrant Congress that has become corrupted by wealth, power, and corporations. The Democrat Party has failed to surround its leader with competence that would have mitigated disasters. As for the economy, Obama revived the ailing patient, but then left the room with a nation overmedicated with hope that hasn’t cured it. Now, Republicans surely don’t have their hearts and minds with the middle class and poor, but enough people in the upper middle class may change their bet in Election 2014.

Polls show Obama is bombing.

“WASHINGTON — Democrats hoping improvements in the economy's course and the Affordable Care Act's implementation would level the playing field for November's elections should brace themselves.

A nationwide USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows the strongest tilt to Republican candidates at this point in a midterm year in at least two decades, including before partisan "waves" in 1994 and 2010 that swept the GOP into power. Though Election Day is six months away — a lifetime in politics — at the moment, Democrats are saddled by angst over the economy, skepticism about the health care law and tepid approval of the president.

"People should start opening their eyes and seeing we're not on track," says Brenna Collins, 32, a small-business owner from Kasson, Minn., who was among those surveyed. "Not exactly saying Republicans are right but that things need to change."
By more than 2-1, 65%-30%, Americans say they want the president elected in 2016 to pursue different policies and programs than the Obama administration, rather than similar ones.

In the 2014 elections, registered voters are inclined to support the Republican candidate over the Democrat in their congressional district by 47%-43%. That 4-percentage-point edge may seem small, but it's notable because Democrats traditionally fare better among registered voters than they do among those who actually cast ballots, especially in low-turnout midterms.”

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