Decoder Buzz Is Obama dragging Democratic Party down?

President Obama’s sagging job approval numbers are one big reason that forecasters say the odds are good the Senate will swing the GOP’s way. But other factors are weighing on Democratic chances, too.

By , Staff writer

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President Obama’s job approval rating isn’t great. It’s been underwater for over a year and currently stands at 41 percent favorable and 53 percent unfavorable, according to a three-day rolling average by Gallup. Is that an ominous sign for Democrats heading into the 2014 midterm elections?