New Polling Data Shows Not Just Obama In Trouble: Senate Democrats Also Losing Ground

By Joseph R. Carducci on November 21, 2013 Subscribe to Joseph R. Carducci's Feed

I am quite sure that by now you have already heard just how much of a beating Obama and his approval ratings are taking in the polls. Just the other day we saw that his overall approval rating has dipped to an all-time Obama low of just 37 percent. That is actually quite amazing considering just how well his polling has been all throughout both terms.
But now we are beginning to see that this is extending to other Democrats on the national level. Let’s take a quick look at Michigan for starters. There is a new Lambert, Edwards & Associates and Denno Research poll out. This shows that Democratic Senator Gary Peters is no holding a very narrow one-point lead over his Republican challenger, former two-term Michigan secretary of state Terri Lynn Land. What makes this sort of remarkable is that just last month another poll showed Peters leading by a full 5 percent. It would seem that the 14-year stranglehold the Democrats have had over both the Michigan senate seats could be in jeopardy.
There are also some dramatic changes going on in Colorado right now. Democrat Senator Mark Udall had been leading his challenger, Republican District Attorney Ken Buck, by 15 points last month. Now, a new Quinnipiac University poll is showing the race has narrowed just just a 3 point lead. And Udall has high negatives, with voters saying that he does not deserve re-election by a 47 to 41 percent margin.
You of course know that the Republicans only need to pick up six senate seats in order to take control of the upper chamber of Congress in 2014. We already have some strong—and widening—leads in currently Democratic-held states of Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Even before the troubles with the ObamaCare roll out were the but of national jokes and leading to real outrage among typical voters, the GOP had planned to focus on four additional seats in states that were won by Romney in 2012. These seats include: Mark Begich in Alaska, Mark Pryor in Arkansas, Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, and Kay Hagan in North Carolina. Of course, these are still poised to be some of the most vulnerable Senators so it is no surprise that the focus will continue on these seats.
With this new polling data, it looks like the trend in flowing more and more to the GOP side of the aisle. This means that in addition to these states, we are also thinking about some serious possibilities of gaining seats in Oregon and New Hampshire.
Of course, a lot can change in a year, so hopefully people continue realizing the truth about Obama not keeping his promises and all of his Democratic flunkies helping him. We need to keep pounding the fact that ObamaCare was passed entirely on the backs of the Democrats in Congress; not a single Republican member broke ranks on this one.
So, what do YOU think? How are things looking for the Senate elections in 2014? Do you think the GOP can take control? Will we maintain or even expand our lead in the House as well? If so, what will that do to the last 2 years of the Obama presidency?