Obama's Midterm Gift To Republicans

President Obama is finally right about something, and his own party cringes.

He was right when he told an audience at Northwestern University last week that, although he was "not on the ballot this fall," his "policies are on the ballot." The problem for the president's fellow Democrats is Americans indeed are taking a long look at many of his policies, and they are not liking what they see.

Nearly two-thirds think the nation is headed in the wrong direction. A third say they will use their vote to send a message of disapproval to the president. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Ebola virus top the headlines, and he's not doing well on either front. Republicans enjoy a 23-point edge on national security and terrorism, and any hope the president had of expanding immigration is over now thanks to the virus that has definitively arrived at our shores.

Read more from Ford O'Connell at The Hill

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