2014 Elections: Good News & Bad News

It is easy to predict that the Democrats are going to get crushed in the 2014 elections. But we need to be careful.


ABC News pointed to what I think is the good news and the bad news: “Trouble Looms for Obama, Democrats with Election Day 2014 Approaching.”

Barack Obama and his political party are heading into the midterm elections in trouble. The president’s 40 percent job approval rating in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll is the lowest of his career – and the Democratic Party’s popularity is its weakest in polling back 30 years, with more than half of Americans seeing the party unfavorably for the first time.

The Republican Party is even more unpopular. But benefitting from their supporters’ greater likelihood of voting, GOP candidates nonetheless hold a 50-43 percent lead among likely voters for U.S. House seats in the Nov. 4 election.

So as I see it, the good news is that Republicans might win big, but only if they show up and vote. The projected victory assumes a large turnout of Republican voters.

You can’t afford to be complacent about that. Show up and vote! Bring your conservative friends!

Notice that, if over half the people see the Democrat Party “unfavorably” and even more see the Republicans negatively, then that means there is a growing number who think both parties are deficient.

Almost two-thirds say the country is headed seriously off on the wrong track. Even more, three-quarters, are dissatisfied with the way the political system is working.

Scorn is widely cast: Among those who are dissatisfied with the political system, two-thirds say both sides are equally to blame, with the rest dividing evenly between Obama and his party, vs. the Republicans in Congress, as the chief culprits. But as a nearly six-year incumbent president, Obama – and by extension his party – are most at risk.

Hopefully this means that, after the election this year, the people will refuse to settle for a standard RINO as a candidate for President. We’ll see.