United States

Democrats lose two special Congressional elections


Barak Obama’s Democrats lost in two special Congressional elections yesterday.

In the Nevada 2nd Congressional district the strongly Republican area voted in Mark Amodei with 57% of the vote to his Democrat rival Kate Marshall on 32%.

In New York’s 9th Congressional district the Republicans defeated the Democrats in their home territory. Republican Bob Turner took 53% of the vote to Democrat David Weprin’s 46%.

The second of the two elections is more significant because it demonstrates the dissatisfaction with the Democrats about a year away from a presidential election. In 2008 Obama won 55% of the vote in the district. Currently the opinion polls show that around 56% of the American population disapprove of his policies.

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