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October 19, 2014

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Poll shows low approval for Obama hurts Dina Titus

A new poll shows Republican Joe Heck leading Democratic incumbent Rep. Dina Titus by 3 percentage points in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District.

Heck also beat Titus 57-33 among independent voters.

Six percent of voters said they were undecided on whom to vote for, so the race ultimately could swing toward either candidate. Early voting starts in less than two weeks.

The poll was conducted by Penn Schoen Berland for The Hill/ANGA (America's Natural Gas Alliance).

A majority of polled voters (71 percent) said they disapprove of the job Congress is doing.

Less than half (40 percent) approve of President Barack Obama, and most (65 percent) said that would affect how they vote in these mid-term elections.

A total of 57 percent of respondents said they think the health care reform bill should be repealed.

The Hill/ANGA polled voters in 12 congressional districts represented by freshman Democrats. In all but one race, Republicans had the lead. Poll results were tied for candidates in Michigan's 7th Congressional District.

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