Politico's Manu Raju: Obama 'Putting the Senate at Risk'

Politico's Manu Raju: Obama 'Putting the Senate at Risk'

On Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Inside Politics,” host John King pointed to an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll giving President Barack Obama low marks for his administration’s handling of the various international crises including the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Syrian civil war, the Israel-Hamas conflict, ISIS’s uprising in Iraq and the issues at the U.S.-Mexican border.

According to Politico’s Manu Raju, Obama’s low marks are problematic for Democrats in this fall’s midterm elections, particularly for Democrats hoping to maintain control of the U.S. Senate.

“I mean that was his calling card taking care of Osama bin Laden, ending these two wars,” Raju said. “But we’ve seen, I mean the second term has been dictated by events outside of his control. In a lot of ways the White House seems powerless to deal with this and that’s hurting his credibility at home, it’s hurting his approval ratings and that’s what is putting the Senate at risk this fall. He’s just not nearly as popular as he has been, almost unpopular in his presidency — 40 percent in that latest poll.”

(h/t RNC Research)

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