HOT BLAST: Bad news for Democrats in 2014?
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President Obama. (AP)
President Obama. (AP)
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It's never too early to start discussing upcoming elections. Pundits do it every day on cable news programs. So here's another viewpoint to consider.

According to The Washington Post's Reid Wilson, the current political climate in the United States resembles 2010 -- which, the author writes, should concern Democrats worried about losing seats in Congress or elsewhere.

Wilson writes, "Wave elections are rare. Only a handful of times in the previous century has one party racked up big wins. Democrats won big handfuls of House seats in 1930, 1932, 1948, 1958, 1974, 2006 and 2008. Republicans won back more than 40 seats in 1938, 1942, 1946, 1966, 1994 and 2010. And with nearly a year to go before Election Day, voters’ moods can change dramatically.

"But the rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act and President Obama’s crumbling support suggests another wave might be building. While voters usually punish a president’s party in at least one midterm election, they may be winding up to deliver another smack to President Obama’s allies on Capitol Hill."

-- Phillip Tutor

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