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In a Suffolk University-WSVN poll conducted between Oct. 26 and Oct. 30, 49 percent said Republicans were “intentionally stalling efforts to jumpstart the economy to insure that Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaThe Memo: Is Michelle Obama the one critic Trump can’t hit back? Democrats huddle for 2020 ‘friend-raisers’ O'Rourke receives invite to visit Iowa from Democratic Party in Des Moines MORE is not re-elected.” Only 39 percent said they disagreed with that assessment, and 12 percent were undecided

While no lawmakers have come out to directly levy this charge, Democrats have tried to paint Republicans as obstructionist, and frequently cite Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenators introduce Trump-backed criminal justice bill On The Money: Senior GOP senator warns Trump against shutdown | Treasury sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi killing | HQ2 deal brings new scrutiny on Amazon | Senate confirms Bowman to Fed board Senior GOP senator warns Trump against partial shutdown MORE’s (R-Ky.) statement that “the single most important thing is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

While unveiling his student loan program in Denver last month, the president noted that Republicans in the Senate voted in unison against his jobs bill, and that those Republicans also opposed more narrow legislation to give money to states to hire teachers and first responders, although a handful of Democrats also voted against both procedural motions.

“[The jobs bill] was paid for by asking those who have done the best in our society, those who have made the most, to do just a little bit more, and it was supported by an overwhelming majority of the American people,” Obama said. “But (Republicans) still said no, and it doesn’t make any sense. How can you say no to creating jobs at a time when so many people are looking for work?”

Republicans, and Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanDemocrat Katie Porter unseats GOP's Mimi Walters Amazon fleeced New York, Virginia with HQ2 picks The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — House, Senate leaders named as Pelosi lobbies for support to be Speaker MORE (R-Wis.) in particular, have shot back saying it’s the president’s divisive rhetoric that is “sowing social unrest and class resentment” in the country and making it difficult to legislate.