President Donald Trump’s poor approval ratings through most of 2017 gave many Democrats hopes of winning a number of seats in the House and Senate in this year’s midterm elections. Historically, midterm elections have seen a change of political party control of one or both houses in Congress and Democrats were hoping that history would repeat itself this year.
However, their optimism is waning as President Trump’s jo approval ratings continue to climb. Further woes for Democrats surfaced when Morning Consult conducted a generic congressional poll and discovered that Republicans have regained a lead in that poll.
(Breitbart) – After months of facing a potential blue wave of losses in the 2018 midterms, the Republican Party has taken the lead in a generic congressional poll, according to Morning Consult. In this same poll, President Trump’s job approval rating has also jumped.
Currently, the GOP enjoys a +1 point lead on the generic poll. A full 39 percent say they would choose a Republican over a Democrat in their respective district, while 38 percent said the same about the Democrat. Only 23 percent remain undecided.
In the past, on this same poll, Democrats have enjoyed leads ranging from two to ten points.
While this is the first poll in a long time giving the GOP an advantage, it is in keeping with the overall trend in other polls that have moved towards Republicans. One month ago, Democrats enjoyed a double digit lead. That has now shrunk to less than seven points…
If the economy and jobs continue to improve as they have been and as more American workers see more money in their paychecks, Trump’s approval rating will continue to improve and Republicans will continue to regain more popularity and stand a better chance of retaining control of both houses of Congress and possibly even add more seats to their majority.