Jan 29, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump approval ratings put midterms at risk

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Per Bloomberg Government's Greg Giroux: "Trump’s approval rating at this stage of his presidency, 36 percent, is lower than any of his predecessors going back to Harry Truman, according to Gallup polling data."

Why it matters: "The less popular the president, the more seats his party tends to lose."

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