December 7, 2019

ALL THE BATTLEGROUNDS ARE RED:

Trump's Approval Rating Should Worry Republicans (Jonathan Bernstein, December 4, 2019, Bloomberg)

[T]hrough 1,048 days, his average approval rating is back to being the very worst of the polling-era presidents. According to FiveThirtyEight, he's at 41.6%; the next worst at this point was Barack Obama at 44%. Disapproval ratings tell an even worse story: At 53.5%, Trump is the only president through 1,048 days topping 50% (with Obama again the next-worst at 49.7% and no one else above 42%).

This is dangerous territory for Republicans. Even if Trump rallies between now and November, it may be too late to help his party much. Candidate-recruitment season is already well underway, and those updates at Inside Elections mostly reflect how certain seats are becoming easier for Democrats to defend or harder for Republicans to hold based on decisions by politicians who are anticipating a tough contest for the president's party.

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