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25 October, 2014 at 1:55 am in Real Estate
WASHINGTON (AP) Only four people have been diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S but the fearsome disease has become a dominant issue in midterm elections less than two weeks away.
Air Jordan 13 Retro Sale Republicans, who are hoping to win back the Senate majority, have seized on public worries that the virus could spread in the United States to slam the Obama administration's response. Democrats have accused the Republicans of fear-mongering, but a few have joined in the criticism as a way to distance themselves from President Barack Obama, whose approval ratings are just a tick over their lowest ever for his six years in the White House.
An Associated Press-GfK poll found the disease is at the top of voters' minds as Election Day approaches, with 74 percent saying it is a very or extremely important. And likely voters aren't happy with the administration's response, as 56 percent expressing disapproval. Concerns deepened with the news this week that a fourth person had been diagnosed with the virus in the country a doctor who had recently returned to New York City from Guinea, where he had been treating Ebola victims.
"Fear is a powerful, powerful instinct and to the degree it can be manipulated, both parties are going to do it," said James Riddlesperger, a political scientist at Texas Christian University.
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Sen. Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat facing a tough battle to keep her seat, recently broke ranks with her party to join her Republican challenger in calling on Obama to temporarily ban the travel of non-U.S. citizens from affected countries in West Africa. That switch came just days after Hagan said such a tactic "is not going to help" unless it is part of a broader strategy.
The government has refused to consider such a ban, though authorities limited entrance by travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to five American airports.
Air Jordan 11 Retro Hagan's North Carolina seat is one of six the Republicans need to take to assume the Senate majority, the biggest prize in the Nov. 4 elections. If the Republicans take the Senate, they would have control of both houses of Congress, crushing Obama's chances of advancing his legislative agenda in the final two years of his term.
Air Jordan 10 Retro Other vulnerable Democratic senators have lashed out at Republicans.
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, whose bid for a fourth term is endangered in the heavily Republican state, called on her opponent and other Republicans to stop whipping up fear and to "spend a little more time trying to fashion solutions."