By Mary Anna Mancuso
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
Obama and his cronies are struggling to maintain a firm hold on DC.
With midterm elections months away, the looming fear for Democrats of losing big is shaping up to become a reality.
In the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll the president’s approval rating remains at an all-time low of 41%, and the low ratings in the White House are spilling over into Congress with an approval rating of 11%. No matter how you spin this, the numbers don’t lie and the voting public is fed up with Obama’s failed policies and poor leadership.
The Democrats have their hands full this election cycle trying to win a losing a battle. The best they can do is distance themselves from President Obama, but even then they won’t be able to run from their voting record or the failed implementation of Obamacare.
Over the course of the next few months we will see Obama campaign on everything under the sun to try and help his party maintain control of the Senate, but most analysts would agree the president is be better off focusing on leading our nation.
From extending the review period on the Keystone XL Pipeline indefinitely to imposing failed sanctions on Russia (again), Obama is giving all the warning signs of a leader wrought with fear of losing control of DC and America. But what the president has failed to realize is, he has already lost.
The truth of the matter is the direction our country is headed is worse than the president’s approval rating. The Heartland Poll also revealed 62% thought the country was headed in the wrong direction. These ominously weak numbers spell disaster for Democrats in November.
Turning out voters in an off year for Democrats has always been a challenge, but this year could prove to be an even more troublesome. An article in the NationalJournal points out, “More troubling for Democrats still may be his especially precarious position with constituencies that loom large for the seven Democratic candidates trying to hold Senate seats in states that voted for Mitt Romney in 2012.”
Obama’s ratings in these areas are feeble, and Democrats will have to work hard to encourage turnout on election day. Either way, the facts remain many Americans are suffering under the Obama administration, and Democrats can’t deny their failed liberal policies have hurt our country at home and abroad.
It comes as no surprise, 2014 is quickly proving to be the year for Republicans and it is easily their election to win.
After innovating several successful social media campaigns, she was named one of Florida’s up and coming conservatives by the top political blog in Florida, “The Shark Tank.” Today, Mancuso hosts a lecture series called “Politics 3.0” which focuses on how social media has changed the political landscape.
After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brockport College, Mancuso obtained a Master’s degree in Political Science with a dual concentration in American Politics and International Relations from Long Island University. Her background is in communications with a focus on online social media. Previously she has worked at the New York Bureau of Fox News, NBC-Universal, and as the Deputy Communications Director for the Republican Party of Virginia.