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Democratic Hold on Senate 'Increasingly Tenuous'

Mar 13, 2014

Several factors are playing key roles in the increasing likelihood that Republicans will win back the Senate in November:

  • Though it’s obvious the Republican “brand” is still problematic, the government shutdown appears to be fading from public memory.
  • the President’s approval ratings remain upside down by about ten points.
  • The Affordable Care Act is still wildly unpopular with about half of the country.
  • In general, midterm elections are also notoriously bad for the party that holds the White House.

Ashley Burch, IDFA assistant director of political programs, break downs a recent analysis by political prognosticator Charlie Cook and ponders whether Republicans will be able to capitalize on the current mood of the country.

Read her blog, "Democratic Hold On Senate “Increasingly Tenuous.”

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