President Obama made clear on Thursday that even though he isn't on the ballot on Nov. 4, his policies very much are.
Here's Bruce's chart.
Remember that to win the Senate majority in 32 days, Republicans need to net six seats -- right where history suggests they'll be if Obama's approval stays close to where it is today. And also remember that there are seven Democratic-held Senate seats in states that Obama lost in 2012 -- and where his numbers have only fallen since.
That sound you hear is Senate Democrats groaning.