Dems' dilemma: Popular issues don't lead to wins

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Updated: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:14:48 EST

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party.

This fall's elections seem likely to leave Democrats in the House minority. And they might lose their Senate majority.

House Democrats meeting in Maryland struggled to explain their dilemma while also insisting the public supports their agenda on immigration, income, women's rights and other priorities. Speeches Friday by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden did little to solve the riddle.

Biden said Americans agree with Democrats "on every major issue."

Republicans scoff. They say Democrats overrate the importance of the minimum wage to voters. And they say Democrats understate public resentment of "Obamacare."

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