Midterm Election 2010

One year after his election, Barack Obama's approval rating is lower at this stage than for any US president since Eisenhower. The US Voters say that, the economy eclipses has overturned the economy than any other issue. However, the voters have criticized Obama administration in a hardship manner suggesting that he is not working well with his colleagues and that is the reason he opts to work with the Republicans (Weisman, 46).

 Voters in overwhelming numbers were dissatisfied with the way the federal government is working and majorities disapproved of both the Republican and Democratic parties, according to an Associated Press analysis of preliminary exit poll results and pre-election polls. About a third says their household suffered a job loss in the past two years, but that didn't give a clear direction to their voting, they divided over which party to support in Tuesday's House races. However, President Obama on Wednesday blamed the anemic economy for the “shellacking” his fellow Democrats experienced in this week's midterm elections, acknowledging his policies hadn't done enough to bring down high unemployment. About four in 10 say they are worse off financially than they were two years ago (Jeffrey, 64). More than 80 percent said they were worried about the direction of the economy over the next year. Despite the disappointment  Only about a quarter of voters in Tuesday's House races blamed Obama for the nation's economic troubles but about half think Obama's policies will hurt the country more. However, the results and voter’s views did not make the Republican gains any more remarkable. This is because the GOP gains this year outdo even the Republican flow of 1994.   

  In his defense, the president said his administration has stabilized the economy and prompted private-sector hiring, but this is not the case with the people all across America. The progress claimed is not felt yet (Grier & Mc Garrity, 123).  Other than President Obama's administration several other factors could have influenced election outcomes. The democrats had a difficult time in the Senate races this year; many democrats had retired or left office since they were elected in 2004, leaving many seats open for Democrats to defend without the benefit of an in-office (Hibbing, 78). This year, all the members of the House were running for re-election after being elected in 2008, a great year for the Democrats. Democrats were able to win in relatively conservative districts the past year, but found themselves on far weaker footing without a large Democratic support to carry them this year (Fair, 56).
 While the Senate is looking better for the Democrats, in the House there's a world of pain for the Democrats and joy for the GOP. From the news feed the Republicans are winning a bunch of Democratic seats and are looking good in places like Virgina and Ohio and Indiana where the vote counting is advanced. The results of the midterm elections have clear consequence for the future of the country, but what exactly happened on Election Day deserves some analysis beyond supporter speculation. The big story of the night was, of course, the Republican takeover of the House (Fiorina, 90).

 President Obama after losing control of the House of Representatives as well as a number of Senate seats, the CNN projectionsacknowledges his policies haven't done enough to earn voters' confidence. The president says that he will try to work with Republicans “I’ve got to take direct responsibility for the fact that we have not made as much progress as we need to make," The president faced reporters a day after at least 60 Democrats seats were replaced in the House of Representatives, handing control of the chamber to the Republicans for the first time since 2006 (Alesina & Rosenthal, 89).It seems that the best strategy to adopt would be to listen to the voters views,” this way Obama would have a strong point towards the republican for they are keeping the country into a positive stand. The president clearly pointed out their statement about what they'd like to see done if the president was on their direction (Lewis-Beck and Rice, 25). Obviously the democrats want to make a big progress for the country during the remaining term. The president is also looking at all ideas on the table to boost economic growth after the deepest recession since the 1930s and welcomes any proposal from both the Democrat and Republican. He also emphasizes that it will be wrong if anyone believed that the American people want to spend the next two years trying to rectify his administration's fix of health care or other major legislation of his first two years in office (Campbell, 34).

However, such a backswing against an incumbent administration (Obama Administration) is nothing new to American politics, and it is fairly typical for a new president's party to lose seats in the midterm elections. One need not look further than the midterm elections of 1994 or 1990.This would suggest that there's a split way there, much as you'd expect and confirms that Obama himself remains relatively popular, despite what the Tea Partiers may think or at least not fatally unpopular (Erikson, 44).

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