Congress's job approval
"The difference between a wave election and modest GOP gains is the unpopularity of Republicans in Congress."
"There is not a single decisive issue. All of the above will have small effects, but this is not a single-issue-themed election."
Q: What will be the most decisive issue in the November elections?
The Affordable Care Act: 5%The economy: 18%Events abroad (such as Ukraine, ISIS, or Gaza): 1%Immigration: 7%Obama's unpopularity: 61%Congress's job approval: 5%Other: 3%
"Sluggish economic growth worries voters more than global climate change and raising the minimum wage."
"Obama's run out the string on blaming others. He now owns this."
"The economy and the economic impact of virtually all the issues listed above will drive voters in November."
"The border fiasco has changed the dynamics of the immigration issue to the GOP's advantage, but it's still an emotional issue."
"Immigration has surpassed Obamacare as the sine qua non of the 2014 midterms."
"Title of Obama's second term: 'A Series of Unfortunate Events.' All self-inflicted."
"It is boiling down to the strength of the Obama undertow in red states compared with the strength of the candidate qualities of Senate Democrats in red states."
"Would your local Democratic candidate want President Obama to do a public, rally-styled, in-district event with him/her? Heck, no."
"Obama's unpopularity is a majority-maker for the GOP."
"A midterm about nothing in particular is instead a midterm about everything voters are unhappy about with Obama."
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