Politics & Policy

Obama to Campaign for Coons

President Obama and vice president Joe Biden will head a fundraiser for Democrat senate candidate Chris Coons in Wilmington next week.

Announcing the fundraiser, Coons praised the accomplishments of the Obama administration. “Our nation has seen great progress these last two years,” he said. “Unemployment benefits have been extended for families in need. More Americans have or will soon have access to more affordable, higher quality health care. Protections are in place for those struggling with credit card debt, and Wall Street reforms offer the promise of increased transparency and protection for investors.”

Numbers indicate that Obama remains a polarizing figure in the state, despite its heavily Democrat electorate. A mid-September Fox News poll of likely voters showed Obama with 45 percent approval ratings — and 46 percent disapproval ratings. Fifty percent favor repealing Obama’s health-care plan.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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