Democrats aren’t going to like this poll. Not at all. President Obama is to 2014 what President Bush was to 2006. Period. And that isn’t going to change between now and November 4. In fact, it is likely to get worse.
Republican Joni Ernst has pulled ahead of Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley in the Iowa Senate race, according to a new poll that points to a heated battle for votes in the final stretch.
The Quinnipiac University survey showed Ernst, a state senator, leading Braley by 6 points, 50-44 percent among likely voters. The poll also showed her leading among independents, a key voting bloc.
Then there is major story out of Minnesota, with implications for the entire electoral map: The biggest provider of health insurance on the already deeply troubled Gopher State Obamacare “exchange” just announced it was pulling out and giving up the ghost. Costs ran away from it. This is a foreshadowing of “exchange failure” across the country and every consumer is soon going to be remembering President Obama’s promise about keeping your doctor and insurance as many find they can’t even keep their replacement doctor and their replacement insurance. They have entered the Obamacare House of Horrors, and every month brings a new unwelcome, expensive surprise.
Dismiss the happy talk from Democrats. The country is in an Obama-engineered downward spiral, and voters know it. Lame campaigns built on tired “war on women” rhetoric isn’t going to alter the course of this election season.