Why the Democrats Got Crushed 2014

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Four (4) pages essay about why the democrats lost the 2014 elections Style: APA References: 8

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The results of the latest elections gave the Republicans full control of the Senate. The overwhelming victory overturns the balance of power between the White House and Capitol Hill after six years when the Democrats rose to power and banished Republicans in a rush to reform health care, stock market and pass a huge stimulus package. As the election results unfold, it's time for the Democrats to take the back seat on Capitol Hill. (Collinson, 2014) After the elections and how the Democratic Party suffered substantial losses in Congress, 36% of Americans say they have a favorable opinion of the party, down six percentage points from before the elections. This is a low point on the favorability record of the Democrats while the Republican Party's favorable slightly rose from 40% to 42%. This is the first time since September 2011 that the Republican Party gained a higher favorability rating over the Democratic Party. (Dugan, 2014) The complete dominance of the Republican Party over the Democratic Party may be because the country has not yet recovered from the Great Recession, or the stagnant wages in spite of increasing employment rates. Overall, the midterm election turnout was a recipe of many factors.There is an existing trend of lower turnout of middle term elections compared to presidential years. However, turnout for the 2014 midterms (36.4%) was the lowest it has been in any election cycle since World War II. Both in 2010 and 2014, some of those the electorate that had

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