Much has been made of President Obama not showing up on the campaign trail, particularly for those Democratic candidates in tight races in Red States. The feeling being, that the president would hurt them more than help them, given his job approval ratings.
The latest job approval figure from an ABC News—Washington Post poll out this morning might add further credence to that rationale. Also in the poll, what folks think of both parties, as well as how Americans feel about the state and direction of the economy, which despite whatever else is going, most political scientists believe is the key driver of election results.
ABC’s Steven Portnoy joined us from Washington.
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