Respected pollster Stuart Rothenberg is predicting a “Republican Wave” in the 2014 Congressional midterm elections.
Rothenberg is predicting that come Wednesday November 5, the day after the election, the Republicans will have regained control of the United States Senate. Should that happen, much of it can be attributed, or blamed depending on your outlook, on the impact of The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, on the American people. While it may have strong support in Hollywood and in the media, that is not translating into support among those have to deal with its provisions.
That is why ObamaCare supporters have lost in every election in 2014.
In predicting for what will happen come the first Tuesday in November, Rothenberg stated that, ““I am now expecting a substantial Republican Senate wave in November, with a net gain of at least seven seats. But I wouldn’t be shocked by a larger gain.” He furthered that,“I’ve witnessed 17 general elections from my perch in D.C., including eight midterms, and I sometimes develop a sense of where the cycle is going before survey data lead me there. The combination of an unpopular president and a midterm election (indeed, a second midterm) can produce disastrous results for the president’s party.”
An article in Politico by Jonathan Topaz, “Rothenberg: ‘Substantial GOP Wave’,” reported that, “In particular, Rothenberg said it will be difficult for vulnerable incumbent Senate Democrats Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana to hold onto their seats in the two red states. He suggested that at least two and possibly all four of Pryor, Landrieu and Democrats Mark Begich of Alaska and Kay Hagan of North Carolina will lose in November.”
No one will know for sure until Wednesday November 5, 2014 what the impact of ObamaCare will be on the Congressional midterm election.
But Stuart Rothenberg is a well-respected pollster. If not, his predictions would not be getting so much media attention. Moreover, it is very easy to see why the American voter would be upset about The Affordable Care Act! There has certainly been no shortage of articles detailing the adverse effects of ObamaCare!