Voters are just as dissatisfied with Washington now as they were before the 1994 elections when Republicans took control, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Highlights:
- More than seven out of 10 voters believe the country is off course.
- Fifty-two percent disapprove of how President Obama is doing his job.
- Half of all voters describe the economy as “poor.”
- Of those likeliest to vote, 49% side with their Republican congressional candidate; 45% side with their Democratic candidate. (Among all voters, 49% side with Democrats and 44% side with Republicans.)
- When it comes to dealing with the nation’s biggest issues in the next few years, 45% have more faith in Republicans and 41% have more faith in Democrats.
- A big problem for Democrats: voter motivation. Just slightly more than half of Dems see a Republican takeover of Congress as a “bad thing.”
for the full results of the poll. (Read more midterm elections