With less than 50 days until Election Day, American voters favor Republicans over Democrats by a six percentage-point margin (46-40), and that advantage widens among those voters most interested in the election. After the economy, the next most important issue to voters is the trustworthiness of candidates.
By a spread of 47-43 percent, more voters say it would be “good for the country” if all the current members of Congress were booted (including their own representative) and all new people were elected.
President Obama’s job approval hit a new low this week. Overall, 42 percent of voters approve of the job he is doing, down from 46 percent earlier in September, and 52 percent disapprove. Compare that to his 54 percent approval rating a year ago (15-16 Sept. 2009), and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s current 66 percent approval rating.
Hillary is out-polling Obama by 24 points? Ahem.