2014 Elections: Poll shows incumbents in trouble

by NATALIE VILLACORTA - Politico

alt

Nearly seven in 10 said they were leaning toward voting for a fresh face this fall.


While an anti-incumbent attitude is prevalent among Americans, Republicans have the upper-hand in the midterm Senate elections, according to a new poll.

In the 34 states with Senate elections this fall, 50 percent of voters favor Republicans while 42 favor Democrats, according to a Washington Post-ABC poll released Tuesday.

In the House, voters were split, with 46 percent saying they would support a Democrat and 45 percent saying they would support a Republican. Those percentages were reversed in the January poll.

The poll also found widespread dissatisfaction with current Washington lawmakers. Less than a quarter — 22 percent — of Americans say they are inclined to vote for their current representatives. Nearly seven in 10 percent say they are leaning toward voting for a fresh face this fall, the highest percentage recorded in the history of the Post-ABC poll.

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating remains the same as in January at 46 percent, with 50 percent disapproving.

The poll surveyed 1, 002 adults nationwide Feb. 27 through March 2. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.



More Local

Looking back

Katrina brought outpouring of generosity from Cowetans

It was Labor Day weekend 2005. I was walking through downtown Newnan, as I usually do sometime that weekend, looking at the bargains being o ... Read More


Lots of Labor Day Weekend events in Coweta

There’s a full calendar of Coweta events for Labor Day weekend. There won’t be a Powers’ Crossroads festival this year &nd ... Read More


Turin celebrates 125 years

The town of Turin, located in eastern Coweta County, celebrated its 125th birthday Saturday with many of the town’s residents, family ... Read More


city council

Municipal qualifying starts Monday

Qualifying for municipal races starts Monday. City Council seats in Newnan, Senoia, Moreland, Turin, Sharpsburg and Haralson are up for elec ... Read More


NTH Turns 150

Open house, magazine to mark milestone

Birthdays are fun! The Newnan Times-Herald is celebrating its 150th birthday soon. The first issue of The Newnan Herald was read by Cowetans ... Read More

First artist-in-residence arrives on Tuesday

Scottish painter Peter Tudhope arrives in Newnan on Tuesday – the first artist-in-residence to use the live-in studio space at Gray Co ... Read More