Poll claims independent voters 'disappointed' and 'angry' with Obama administration

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Washington, July 8 (ANI): A poll has revealed that a majority of independent voters are unhappy with the Obama administration and just over half intend to use their vote in November to put a check on him and the Democratic dominant Congress.

According to Fox News, the poll has found that six percent of the independents are "extremely happy" with the Obama administration, a third (33 percent) are "satisfied, but not extremely happy." Some 40 percent of these critical voting blocs are "disappointed, but not angry" and 21 percent are "angry" with the White House.

The poll revealed that if the congressional election were held today, Republicans would have a slim two percentage-point edge over the Democrats, 42-40 percent. Earlier this month Democrats held a 3-point advantage (41-38 percent). In both cases the advantage is too small to be statistically significant.

Eighty-seven percent of the Democratic voters said that they would vote for their party's candidate while almost all Republican voters, 90 percent, would vote for their candidates.

"Fifty-five percent of the independents are extremely or somewhat likely to vote for a Republican Congressional candidate this year with the specific intention of providing a check on Democratic control of Congress and the president," the report said.

The poll found that these swing voters are more likely to vote for the Republican candidate in their district by a 32-25 percent margin, with 14 percent saying 'other' and another 29 percent undecided.

Moreover, every time the generic vote question has been asked since March, self-identified independent voters have given the edge to the Republican candidate by a range of 6-13 points.

Overall, a 59 percent majority of voters who are at least very interested in the elections feel disappointed or angry about the Obama administration. about 35-51 percent of these interested voters would back the Republican candidate in their district if they were heading to the voting booth today. (ANI)

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