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By Steven Dennis
Posted at 12:21 p.m. on May 5, 2014

These aren’t the poll results President Barack Obama is looking for. A new USA Today/Pew poll has ugly numbers for the president’s Democratic Party ahead of the midterm elections and even uglier figures for the president.

The poll found a 4-point lead for Republicans over Democrats on the generic congressional ballot, 47 percent to 43 percent.

And by a huge margin, 65 percent to 30 percent, Americans want the next president to pursue different policies than Obama, who, of course, campaigned on a message of change.

Obama himself remains seriously underwater — coming in at 44 percent/50 percent on his approval/disapproval rating in the poll, which had a margin of error of 3 percent.