With a 40% approval rating, it’s no secret that President Obama is a liability in the 2014 midterm elections. Here are five ways Democrats are tripping up on the Obama—including Colorado’s Sen. Mark Udall attempting to navigate the waters on which of Obama’s agenda items he would support. WaPo,
Republicans quickly posted footage Wednesday night of Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) responding to a debate question about which Obama-proposed policies he would reject during the next two years. Udall repeatedly said what he would support, but did not offer specifics about what he wouldn’t back. The exchange illustrated the Democratic challenge: How to find distance from Obama without looking too hostile to him. It’s especially tough in a state like Colorado, where Udall needs strong support from Democratic base voters.