Poll: New Lows for Obama Could Spell Trouble for Democrats in 2014


The outlook for Democrats running for Congress in 2014 continues to fade as President Barack Obama’s approval rating plummets, according to a poll released Tuesday.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Obama approval rating dropping to a new low of 38 to 57 percent. The low rating could mean trouble for Democratic candidates in upcoming elections, according to Quinnipiac.

American voters say 41 – 38 percent that they would vote for a Republican over a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives, the first time this year the Democrats come up on the short end of this generic ballot. Independent voters back Republican candidates 41 – 28 percent. Voters also say 47 – 42 percent that they would like to see Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate and the House. Independent voters go Republican 50 – 35 percent for each.

“A rousing chorus of Bah! Humbug! for President Barack Obama as American voters head into the holidays with little charitable to say about the president,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

“President Obama could be pretty lonely during his last two years in office if voters decide they want Republican majorities in the House and Senate.”