Battleground Poll Says the Dems May Be All Right

A bipartisan Battleground Poll of 1,000 likely voters surveyed after the government shutdown and during the disastrous Obamacare rollout finds the pieces in place for a so-called “wave” election that could put control of the House of Representatives within reach for Democrats if President Obama can right the ship on his signature health care achievement, says Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. If the negative coverage persists, as he thinks it will, says Republican pollster Ed Goeas, “As has all too often happened to presidents in their second term, there are signs throughout this data that raise the very real prospect that Barack Obama has lost the ability to lead this country.”