55 percent of Americans now say the Obama administration is incompetent - and warm towards the GOP

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Oh, the curse of those lousy polls: sinking job favorability numbers have become a given during President Obama’s second term, both for the White House and Congress. But here comes an interesting phenomenon: voters appear to be warming towards Republicans as the 2014 midterms approach.

Would they prefer the GOP in Senate and House now? Here’s a new Quinnipiac University survey that finds Republicans edging out Democrats in both cases.

Three fourths of U.S. voters are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the nation today; that includes 88 percent of Republicans and 50 percent of Democrats agree.

Another 55 percent say that the Obama administration has not been competent in running the government; 86 percent of Republicans and 17 percent of Democrat agree.

Half say President Obama is not “paying attention to what his administration is doing”; 74 percent of Republicans and 24 percent of Democrats agree.

And now hints of some possible GOP victories come November:

46 percent overall would like to see the Republican Party win control of the U.S. Senate; 92 percent of Republicans and 3 percent of Democrats agree.

42 percent overall would like to see the Democrats control the Senate; 1 percent of Republicans and 91 percent of Democrats agree.

46 percent overall would like to see the Republican Party win control of the U.S. House; 92 percent of Republicans and 4 percent of Democrats agree.

44 percent overall would like to see the Democrats control the House; 4 percent of Republicans and 93 percent of Democrats agree.

Source: A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,487 registered U.S. voters conducted Jan 4-7.

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