Midterm Election 2010

President Barack Obama's popularity rating after one year of his coming to power has dipped at this juncture compared to any other US President since Eisenhower. According to US Voters, the economy overshadowing has toppled the economy compared to any other problems. Nevertheless voters have disparaged the Obama Govt. severely telling that are friction with his colleagues which is why he chooses to work with the Republicans (Weisman, 46).

The vast majority of the voting public was frustrated with the functioning style of the federal government and almost everybody rejected the Republican and Democratic parties as per an Associated Press analysis of first round of exit polls and pre-election polls. Roughly, one third stated job losses have happened in their families during the last two years, but that was never a pointer to their voting decisions, they were at a loss as to which party they must align themselves with in Tuesday's House voting. But Obama, on Wednesday, stated that the weak economy is responsible for the 'shellacking' which his colleague Democrats suffered in the current week's midterm elections, admitting his policies have not progressed to lower extreme levels of joblessness. Roughly 40% disclose that their financial condition have deteriorated compared to what was two years back (Jeffey, 64).

Over 80% told that they had no clue about where the economy is headed over the next year. The disillusionment non-withstanding, just about 25% of the voters in the house polls held on Tuesday held Obama responsible for the country's economic problems but roughly 50% think that the policies administered by him will harm the country in a far big manner. Besides, the results and the view of the voters never made any significant profits for the Republicans. This is due to the fact that GOP gains this year surpassed the Republican flow of 1994.

The President in his answer stated that his administration has put the economy back to normalcy and resorted to recruitment in the private sector, nevertheless this is not the situation with the people throughout USA. The Govt's claim of progress is yet to be felt (Grier & Mc Garrity, 123). Apart from Obama's ruling there are many separate factors responsible for election results. The democrats had a tough time in the senate competition this year; a lot of democrats had retired or demitted office after their elections in 2004. This resulted in a lot of seats remaining vacant for Democrats to defend themselves without the advantage of an in-office (Hibbing, 78). In this year, every member in the House was in the face for re-election following their election in 2008, signifying a grand year for the Democrats. Democrats were capable of emerging victorious in comparatively conservative districts during the preceding year, but discovered themselves on a more fragile standing in the absence of a huge Democratic support to carry them this year (Fair, 56)

Although the senate is appearing better for the Democrats, but in the House all is not well for the Democrats and delight for the GOP. Based on the news flashes, the Republicans are emerging victorious in a greater chunk of Democratic seats and are set to perform well in regions such as Virginia and Ohio and Indiana where the counting of votes is progressing. The outcomes of the midterm elections have a distinct outcome for the future of the nation, however the precise incident on Election Day merit some analysis over and above the rumor among the supporter community. However, the breaking news of the night was indeed the winning of the Republicans in the House (Fiorina, 90).

President Barack Obama after his loss of control of the House of Representatives as also several Senate seats, the CNN forecast admits his policies have done precious little to garner the confidence of the voters. The President states that he will endeavor to cooperate with the Republicans. "I need to make myself responsible for the fact that we have failed to make the just needed progress which we are supposed to make". The President met the reporters the following day and 60 Democrats seats were replaced in the House of Representatives giving the reins of the Chamber to the Republicans which were unprecedented since 2006. (Alesina & Rosenthal 89). It appears that the ideal approach would be to tread along the wishes of the voters, "This measure would tilt the scales in favour of Obama and have a powerful point towards the Republicans as they are treading the nation into a affirmative position. The President vividly focused their statement regarding the things they would prefer seeing in case the President was on their side (Lewis-Beck and Rice, 25). Naturally, the democrats desired to make greater development for the nation during the rest of the term.

The President is exploring every concept available before him to catapult economic growth following the acute recession since the 1930s and greets any suggestions from the Democrat as well as Republicans. He also stresses that it would be a mistake if anyone regarded that the US citizens are desirous of spending the forthcoming two years attempting to remedy his Govt.'s solution of healthcare or other important laws of his initial two years in Office (Campbell, 34).

Nevertheless, such a setback against a new administrator (Obama Administrator) has occurred several times in the past and it is quite normal for a new President's party to lose seats in the midterm elections. There is nothing to look beyond the mid-term elections of 1994 or 1990. This would indicate that a gap is there very much which one would hope and corroborates that Obama himself continues to be comparatively popular, regardless of what the Tea Parties might consider or at least not so seriously disliked (Erikson, 44).


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Jeffrey M. Jones. Americans Give GOP Edge on Most Election Issues; Greatest Republican advantages on terrorism, immigration, federal spending: New York, Gullup Publishers, 2010.



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