- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A new poll shows that independents are more likely to support candidates that oppose Obamacare in the 2014 midterm elections.

The Fox News poll showed that if the only difference between two candidates running for Congress this year was their position on the Affordable Care Act, then independents would support the candidate that fights against the health care law by a 54- to 29-percent margin.

This may not bode well for Democrats as they look to defend their Senate majority.

The poll also found that 42 percent approve of the job President Obama is doing and that 51 percent disapprove, while 15 percent approve of the job that Congress is doing and 76 percent disapprove.

It also showed that Republicans lead Democrats on a generic midterm ballot by 3 percent.

Looking toward the 2016 presidential election, the poll showed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a massive lead over her potential contenders for the Democratic nomination. On the Republican side, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are leading the pack.

The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.