(MSNBC) President Obama expressed concern Thursday about his party’s prospects in midterm elections, when traditionally Democratic voting blocs are less likely to head to the polls than during presidential contests.
“In midterms we get clobbered – either because we don’t think it’s important or we’ve become so discouraged about what’s happening in Washington that we think it’s not worth our while,” Obama said at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraising dinner in Miami, according to a White House transcript of his remarks.
“The challenge is that our politics in Washington have become so toxic that people just lose faith and finally they just say: ‘You know what? I’m not interested, I’m not going to bother, I’m not going to vote,’” Obama added.
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