By Mary Anna Mancuso
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
Immigration, approval ratings, and voter turnout are just a few of the things Democrats will have to worry about in the midterm elections.
The race to control the Senate is beginning to look like an arms race with both sides scrambling to win. As it stands now, the Democrats are on track to lose in November. According to Gallup, Obama’s approval rating is hovering in the low 40′s and isn’t showing any signs of rebounding. While Obama’s approval ratings may be lagging it hasn’t deterred him from attending fundraisers for fellow party members and attempting to energize what’s left of his base.
However, some Democrats running for office are working diligently to distance themselves from the president and his failing policies. Based on a recent poll by Politico 45% of voters say an endorsement from Obama would make them less likely to support a candidate. Despite their best efforts, many Democratic candidates will have a difficult time separating themselves from the President and his failed policies.
As the administration continues to mishandle crisis after crisis, voters have taken notice and are looking for candidates who can turn things around by providing common sense solutions to the many problems plaguing our nation.
From immigration to Obamacare, Americans are unhappy with how the country is being run and believe all hope has been lost. These sentiments are echoed in a poll by NBC News-Wall Street Journal. 71% believe the country is heading down the wrong path, and with president Obama at the helm America’s future is bleak.
In the coming months, the Democratic Party candidates will have a to work diligently to convince voters they are not solely responsible for the direction the nation is headed. This will be tough even for the slickest of politicians since Democrats have controlled nearly every lever of power nationally since 2008.
For the past two years voters have watched a president make decisions fit for a king without the backing of the legislative branch and an ineffective senate unable to get out of it’s own way. It is apparent Democrats have their work cut out for them in 2014 as these issues and more will be on the minds of Americans as they step into the voting booth on November 4th.
Originally Published on Political Hype
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.
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