President Obama’s approval rating has hit the lowest point of his tenure, with only 40% happy with the job he’s doing running the country:

NEW: President Obama hits a career-low 40 percent job approval rating in today's new ABC/WaPo poll.

— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) October 15, 2014

Nor are Americans happy with the president’s handling of ISIS:

.@ABC News poll: Pres. Obama's approval rating on ISIS fell from 50% to 35% in 14 days:

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 15, 2014

And Democrats, in general, are polling at 30-year lows:

Damn RT @AaronBlakeWP: The Democratic Party hits a 30-year low: 39% favorable rating

— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) October 15, 2014

All of this is affecting the 2014 midterms:

scary times = anxious voters. and that means a tough backdrop for Dems this fall.

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) October 15, 2014

Make no mistake – Dem Gov candidates now own President Obama's sinking approval ratings & failed policies:

— Jon Thompson (@JonThompsonDC) October 15, 2014 Gardner leads Udall in Colorado Senate race BB PIN: 2ab2cc5b

— PB PLUS OIL AND GAS (@GeorgeBasa) October 15, 2014

Gardner hits 50 – rare threshold in key Senate races this fall – in new #COSEN poll. h/t @benyc

— Rick Klein (@rickklein) October 15, 2014

Chuck Todd: Obama’s Dismal Approval Result Of ‘Weak’ Foreign Policy via @FreeBeacon

— Chris (@Chris_1791) October 15, 2014

NEW Post-ABC poll: Republicans hold sizable turnout edge, helped by weaker Democratic brand

— Post Polls (@PostPolls) October 15, 2014

Democrats find themselves at their lowest approval since 1984. Obsess a little more about climate change, you clowns

— JWF (@JammieWF) October 15, 2014

Dear Louisiania: you give Obama horrible approval ratings, so why are you even THINKING about re-electing a Senator who supports his agenda?

— Kevin Eder (@keder) October 15, 2014

Obama approval in new Des Moines Register poll: 39%. Wow.

— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) October 11, 2014

But this poll says voter apathy is quite high this cycle, suggesting anything can still happen come election day.

Biggest takeaway from our poll: America is TUNING OUT upcoming elections, which could produce surprising results

— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) October 15, 2014

Stay tuned. It’s going to be a fun November 4th!


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