Taylor Griffin, a former economic spokesman for John McCain who is now a partner in Hamilton Place Strategies, agrees. “Right now, the polling doesn’t represent a swing towards Republicans; it’s more a rejection of Democratic policies. It’s more ‘a plague on both your houses.’”

With their majorities in the House and possibly the Senate under threat, Democrats are sharpening their efforts to highlight the contrast between the two parties. The president has argued repeatedly in recent speeches that a vote to hand control of Congress back to the Republicans will mean a return to the Bush-era economic policies…

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