It’s true that Democrats tend to blow Midterm elections — for some goofy reason. It’s historically true, anyway, particularly in the last 15 years.
However, that having been said, with this being an early poll, I don’t think it really *matters,* because polls are a flash in the pan, of “that moment,” just like even elections are.
The CNN/ORC poll also shows that Republicans seem to be more enthusiastic about the upcoming elections than Democrats — however, I think this is also a sign of the historical Democratic midterm malaise that’s become true in recent history.
Could a balance of power tip be coming soon? Sure, things go in cycles, like anything else. However, I think the Government Shutdown and the blunders of the cronyism of the Bush Administration will still weigh on the minds of the voters when they go to the polls. Sure, Obamacare’s roll out was lackluster — but it’s working now; and people are getting insured. Overall, while the Obama Administration’s approval rating has taken a beating, overall, he’s still getting the job done, and young people still respect him as the Commander-in-Chief, regardless of what SuperPAC attack ads say.
What do you think?