Trump and Republicans See Slight Gains in Election 2018 Polls

In November, voters in the United States of America will be going to the polls to determine their local, state, and congressional leadership.

While some hope to see Republicans maintain or even expand their majorities in Congress, others are working on creating a “Blue Wave” that will eventually reverse President Donald Trump’s policy efforts.

While still showing an expected Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives and over half of the nation disapproving of President Trump, some key polling data do indicate slight improvements for the Republicans.

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RealClearPolitics averaged a series of polls taken over the past couple of weeks from such prominent entities as Rasmussen Reports, Gallup, Quinnipiac, and NPR/Marist, among others.

In a report accessed Monday, RealClearPolitics’ average put President Donald Trump’s approval rating at 43.1 percent, with a disapproval rating of 53.3 percent.

President Trump’s approval ratings are 2.2 percentage points higher than they were a week ago, with his disapproval rating 0.3 points lower than last week.

Trump’s current approval rating is still nearly 3 percentage points below the 46 percent RCP recorded on Feb. 4, 2017, his highest rating since January 27 of last year.

For their generic congressional vote, also accessed on Monday, RCP had the Democrats ahead with 49.1 percent, while the Republicans had 41.3 percent.

These percentages represent slight increases in support for both Democrats and Republicans compared to numbers from earlier this month.


Despite the talk of many pundits about a “Blue Wave” hitting Congress, FiveThirtyEight has predicted that the Republicans will maintain control of the Senate.

In a report updated Monday, FiveThirtyEight gave the GOP a 68.8 percent chance of keeping control of the upper house; Democrats only received a 31.2 percent chance of taking control.

This is a slight improvement for Republicans compared to last week, when FiveThirtyEight gave them a 66.1 percent chance of maintaining a Senate majority. It is also slightly worse odds for Democrats compared to last week, when they were give a 33.9 percent chance of taking over.

In their “Senate No Toss Ups 2018” map, which was accessed Monday, RealClearPolitics predicted that the Republicans would have 51 seats and the Democrats would have 49, forecasting a GOP Senate majority.

This is a slight difference from the map’s prediction that was accessed last week, in which RCP had the Republicans having 52 seats and the Democrats having 48.

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Source: Christian Post