It shows our "Frustration Index" – the tool we came up with earlier this year to capture the country’s bitter, throw-the-bums-out mood – isn’t getting any better.
Still stuck at 67 (only the "change" elections of 2008 and 1992 took place when the number was higher), it forecasts a political tsunami right now. Here are the four key factors beneath the top line:
The silver lining for Democrats in these storm clouds? Lack of confidence in the GOP. Voters still trust President Obama and the Democrats to make the right decisions for the economy and the country’s future more than they trust the Republicans and their leaders.
Will that keep the GOP from taking control of Congress, or will they win anyway? Is there anything the Democrats can do to reverse this tide? Watch our dueling strategists – James Carville and Nicolle Wallace – debate it out this morning on “GMA.”