A president’s job approval rating is one of the best indicators for assessing his chances of reelection. Typically, the president’s job approval rating on Election Day will be close to the share of the vote he receives. Currently, 48% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president’s job performance. Fifty-one percent (51%) at least somewhat disapprove.
Most voters continue to favor repeal of the president’s health care law.
The New Mexico Senate race is moving more firmly in the Democrats’ direction. Overall, state polling shows Democrats are now expected to retain control of the Senate. The Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power projections indicate that the Democrats are likely to win or hold 48 seats, while the GOP can probably count on 45. That leaves seven toss-ups. Republicans would need to win six of the seven to win control (or five of the seven if Romney wins and Vice President Paul Ryan can cast a tie-breaking vote).
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