Friday, August 04, 2017

In the key 2018 battlegrounds, Trump's support is as high as ever. Why Democrats can’t really crow about the president’s declining approval numbers.

Vox, the reliable Democrat party website funded by Comcast has a reminder:
Democrats, for one, hope that the growing disenchantment with the president will translate into congressional victories come 2018. But according to an analysis of more than 50,000 respondents of Vox/SurveyMonkey polling, the prospects of a midterm Democratic surge still look shaky.

Most of the decline in Trump approval, it turns out, occurred in congressional districts that are already solidly red or solidly blue. In the closest Republican districts, opinions of the president haven’t budged at all over the past six months. Overall, Americans may be growing weary of Trump’s chaotic administration — but it seems the Americans who will matter the most politically next year have yet to change their minds.
Imagine that.