As Americans return to work after the Labor Day weekend, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll reveals that Democrats still appear to be in deep trouble, with Republicans opening up a 13-point lead on the generic ballot.
In addition, 92 percent of Americans think the economy is in bad shape, and now more Americans think President Obama's economic policies have hurt rather than helped the economy. Overall, a majority of 52 percent disapprove of his job performance.
The poll also found that 78 percent say they are disfatisfied with the way the federal government is working, which is the highest measure since October 1992, right before Bill Clinton beat George Bush in the presidential election.
The fundamentals, in other words, continue to be terrible for Democrats, and now that we're into September, there really isn't much time to turnaround these basic perceptions.
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