The latest Gallup polling contains plenty of bad news for Democrats. First, Americans’ favorable rating of the Democratic Party has dropped to 41 percent, the lowest point in the 18-year history of this measure.
Second, only 28 percent of registered voters say that most members of Congress deserve to be re-elected. Similarly, 65 percent of registered voters say most members of Congress do not deserve re-election. These numbers are, respectively, a new low and a new high.
Third, only 49 percent of registered voters think their own member of Congress deserves to be re-elected. This approaches an all-time low, and is lower than the corresponding numbers in 2006 and 2008.
As Bill Otis says, “it has taken Obama less than 15 months to do for the Democrats what it took Bush eight years to do for the Republicans.”
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