Little affection for Republicans or Democrats heading into midterms

Majorities have little confidence in either side’s leadership. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are at or near record lows in popularity, and President Obama has hit a new low in job approval. Republicans have the advantage in the final month before the midterm elections, with more of their partisans saying they are certain to vote. Read related article

SOURCE: This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 9-12, 2014, among a random sample of 1,006 adults. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish on land lines and cellphones. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for the full sample, 3.5 points for the sample of 871 registered voters and 4.5 points for 629 likely voters. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. | The Washington Post October 15, 2014
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