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January 18, 2014 5:00 PM

President Obama’s low poll numbers trouble Democrats

Even a popular president can usually expect disappointing midterm results for his party. What makes things particularly dire for Democrats is that a president’s approval rating has a significant effect on his party’s prospects. President Barack Obama’s approval rating is in the low 40s, and while things can change, few would bet it will improve all that much between now and November.

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