*It’s not exactly a revelation that President Barack Obama has a legion of haters out there.

But an article in The Daily Beast by John Avlon drives home the point that just two years into his term, some 46 books demonizing the president have been published.

It’s the latest sign that hate is driving the midterm elections:

Hating President Obama has become its own industry-and here’s a new stat to prove it: To date, there have been at least 46 anti-Obama books published.  I’m not talking about thoughtful criticisms of his policies, but detailed demonizations of the president.

These screeds cannot help but have an impact on the typically low-turnout, high-intensity midterm elections that will take place Tuesday.

It’s also evidence that the proliferation of Obama Derangement Syndrome has out-paced Bush Derangement Syndrome-big time.

At this point in Bush’s presidency there were only five anti-W books (a total no doubt depressed by the national unity that emerged in the wake of 9/11).  It took Bush until November of 2004-the culmination of his contentious re-election campaign – to hit 46.  

And while hating Bill Clinton was both a sport and a pastime on the far-right when he was in office, a rough count of anti-Clinton books this point in his presidency reached only 11, despite an approval rating in the mid-30s and the onset of the 1994 Republican Revolution.

Read MORE of this story at The daily Beast.