Donald Trump’s increasingly poor performance in opinion polls risks hurting his and the GOP’s political sway, infers Eric Levitz of New York Mag. While Republicans have done their best to boost supporter loyalty through the media, many of them are losing faith in their leaders. From the attempt to repeal Obamacare and the GOP’s tax plan, many voters have understood that their interests aren’t being served. Today, only a minority of Americans view President Trump in a good light. If this doesn’t improve, Republicans risk losing the House in 2018 as well as the election in 2020. Trump has reason to start worrying.
While President Trump’s poll numbers may be low currently, the economy’s strong performance and the boost he plans to give it through looser regulations will likely grow his popularity, suggests Niall Stanage of The Hill. Trump is a mystifying figure whose popularity is difficult to accurately measure through polls. While he is divisive, his current numbers reflect those of Reagan in 1982, who won the election in a landslide two years later. The president may be uniquely divisive but past examples show that Americans vote with their wallets. The economic situation will be crucial once voting commences.