Poof! The Democratic advantage from the 16-day government shutdown has completely evaporated following the disastrous Obamacare rollout.
A new CNN/ORC International poll shows an amazing shift in public sentiment over the last month. Democrats held a 50%-42% lead in the generic Congressional ballot a month ago. The new poll shows Republicans with a 49%-47% lead now.
“It looks like the biggest shifts toward the Republicans came among white voters, higher-income Americans, and people who live in rural areas, while Democrats have gained strength in the past month among some of their natural constituencies, such as non-white voters and lower-income Americans,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
“If those patterns persist into 2014, it may indicate that Obamacare is popular among those who it was designed to help the most, but unpopular among the larger group of voters who are personally less concerned about health insurance and health care,” Holland said.
Republicans currently have a 17-seat advantage in the U.S. House with the Democrats holding a 55-45 majority in the Senate.