Nearly half of Democratic voters do not think it would be a good idea for President Barack Obama to visit their state's this fall in support of their party's candidates, a new Rasmussen Reports poll
Overall, just 27 percent of the 1,000 voters polled, with plus or minus three percentage points and a 95 percent level of confidence, on Sept. 19-20 think it would help political candidates in their state for Obama to visit, including 46 percent of the Democrats answering the poll.
The numbers likely would not be considered a surprise, as just 22 percent of the voters described Obama's presidency as successful, while 42 percent believed it to be a failure and 33 percent ranked his presidency as somewhere in between.
And fewer than half of Democrats polled, or 43 percent, rated Obama's presidency as successful, while 12 percent called it a failure. But 73 percent of Republicans and 45 percent not affiliated with either party said in the current poll they think Obama's presidency has been a failure.
Meanwhile, overall, 39 percent of the voters said Obama's visit to their state would harm candidates, which included 21 percent of Democrats. Overall, 23 percent of the voters said a visit would have no impact, with 22 percent of Democrats agreeing.
Congress members who voted for the president's agenda could face difficulty this fall, the poll shows, as 42 percent of voters nationally said they are less likely to vote for a lawmaker who has supported Obama. Twenty-eight percent said they're more likely to vote for pro-Obama incumbents, and 27 percent said it would make no difference in their vote.
In addition, 51 percent of Democrats said they're more likely to vote for someone who supports Obama's agenda, and 15 percent less likely.
Meanwhile, just nine percent of Republican voters and 23 percent of those unaffiliated think an Obama visit would help his party's candidates, while 58 percent of Republicans and 40 percent of unaffiliated people say the visit would hurt.
Obama's major item, the Affordable Care Act
, does not appear to be making a difference in voters' opinions. As they said earlier this month, that while they don't favor the law, it's not going to make them either more or less likely to vote for an Obama supporter.
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