WaPo's Jennifer Rubin: Midterms Will Be a Vote Against Obama

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:17 PM

By Courtney Coren

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A substantial number of voters see the November midterm elections as a vote against President Barack Obama, says Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin.

"The American people have essentially given up on President Obama," Rubin told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV. "They don't like the economy, they don't like Obamacare, they don't like what's happening in the world, and this is a way of registering their complaints," she said Wednesday.

Rubin cited the USA Today/Pew Research Center Poll released Monday that showed voters have a strong preference for the Republican Party in the coming midterms.

The survey also showed 26 percent of voters see the election as a vote against Obama and 16 percent see the midterms as a vote for him.

"So, you have many more people who are going to turn out, who have a lot of intensity to register their disapproval and to stop him from doing more stuff that they don't like," she explained.

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Rubin said poll numbers for the midterms are "extraordinary," especially compared with those of previous elections.

"Usually Republicans trail in these sorts of generic congressional polls, just because there's more Democrats," she explained.

"Pretty late in 2010, as you know, Republicans trailed in the generic poll, and yet they went ahead and won it. So, yes, I think the numbers right now are tremendous," Rubin added.

The columnist, however, warned GOP candidates not to get too confident because there is "much [that] can go wrong, and particularly at the Senate level."

"A lot of the elections are going to turn on how good campaigns are, how good the candidates are, what the challenger is saying, how effectively they are able to chain some of these red-state Democrats to President Obama," she added.

The lesson learned from the North Carolina primary Tuesday night, Rubin argued, is that "if you have a good conservative, solid performer, which Thom Tillis was . . . then those people are going to do well."


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