The news service says it explicitly after today’s poll release:
American voters unhappy at high unemployment are poised to oust President Barack Obama’s Democrats from control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2 elections, a new Reuters-Ipsos poll found on Wednesday.
The national poll found that Americans by a margin of 48 percent to 44 percent plan to vote for Republicans over Democratic candidates, an edge that is likely to allow Republicans to pick up dozens of seats in the House and make big gains in the U.S. Senate.
Ipsos pollster Cliff Young said the poll numbers show Republicans would win around 227 seats in the House to 208 for the Democrats.
Good thing for the Democrats it’s not 2012:
In a punctuation mark to a tough political year for the Democrats, Obama’s approval ratings dropped to 43 percent from 47 percent last month, with 53 percent disapproving of the way he is handling his job, according to the poll.
Those were the worst approval numbers for Obama in an Ipsos poll since Obama took office in January 2009.
It appeared that much of this drop came from Obama’s own Democrats. The poll found Democrats’ ratings of Obama have dropped from 78 percent approval last month to 70 percent this month.
And President Clinton said (1:40 in) about a year ago that there’s no way Republicans can make it as bad for Democrats as 1994 was: