Chuck Schumer has spent the past year doing everything in his power to shut down President Trump.
He’s convinced that Democrats will take over in 2018, and impeach him.
But Chuck Schumer was just delivered news proving that Democrats will lose again, and he’s furious.
The 2018 midterm elections are creeping up fast.
And since it’s President Trump’s first term, they are a big deal.
It will show whether or not President Trump still has support from Republicans, and if they approve of his first term so far.
In 2010, it didn’t work out for former President Obama, who lost both the House and Senate, very likely because of his extremely unpopular healthcare bill.
But so far, President Trump appears to be doing better than many expected.
Following the passage and implementation of his tax cuts, his approval has soared above what Obama had at the same point in his Presidency.
But Trump’s increasing approval rating isn’t the only thing that can be used to forecast the 2018 midterms.
New polling gathered by Axios and SurveyMonkey shows that five sitting Senate Democrats would lose to Republican candidates if the election were held today.
Those five Democrats are Montana Sen. Jon Tester, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, and North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.
Axios lays out what all of this means for Democrats:
“Why it matters: Democrats are defending 10 Senate seats in states that President Trump won in 2016. In six of those states, Trump’s approval is higher than 50% (compared to 43% nationally). These numbers underscore how hard it will be for Democrats to pick up the two seats needed to win the majority despite Trump’s troubles.
The most vulnerable senators are Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Jon Tester in Montana and Claire McCaskill in Missouri. Each of their approval ratings is either under 50% or just above it, while Trump’s is well above that in all three states.
The least vulnerable senators are Bill Nelson of Florida, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Trump’s approval is at just 46% in Florida and Pennsylvania and 54% in Ohio.
But, but, but… With the election many months away and final Republican opponents not set, these numbers are likely to change as real GOP challengers get involved in the race. The approval ratings of each senator may give a better idea of where they stand with voters in their states.”
If Democrats perform badly in the 2018 midterms, it will be strong proof that President Donald Trump has won over the American people.
Midterm elections are largely a way to gauge approval for the President and their party.
While polling is currently looking good for the President and Republicans, those numbers can shift dramatically, often spurred by scandal on either side.
And with President Trump, sometimes the polling doesn’t seem to matter.
Prior to being elected President, every major poll had him way down, and every “expert” in Washington D.C. didn’t even consider that he’d win.
Do you think President Trump is doing a good enough job to perform well in the 2018 midterms?
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