The mid-term elections are months away, but the Democrats’ once-formidable partisan lead over Republican candidates is thinning out — and that has to be making Nancy Pelosi party antsy.
In a poll conducted in the last days of January, only 47 percent of adults questioned said they would vote for the Democrat candidate in the mid-term elections while 45 percent would vote Republican.
This is a shocking shift from December, when the Democrats held a 15-point lead over Republicans.
That’s according to a Monmouth University poll that questioned 806 Americans from Jan, 28-30. Those surveyed were selected randomly, apparently without regard for party affiliation., The poll has a reported margin of error of 3.5 percent.
President Trump now has a 42 percent approval rating. That’s up from about 36 percent.
“A majority (55%) of Americans say that Trump has been at least somewhat successful at getting Congress to pass his legislative agenda, while 41% say he has not been successful,” the study states.
“This marks a reversal from December – before the tax reform bill was approved – when only 42% said Trump had been successful with Congress and 53% said he had not been successful.”
The reason for the change in numbers?
President Trump’s economy, tax plan, stance on immigration and infrastructure plan.
Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute said: “The president devoted a significant amount of the State of the Union address touting a growing economy and his new tax plan.”
“While there is still some way to go to really win over the public, it looks like the needle has moved in the Republicans’ direction since passage of the tax bill,” he continued.
That might be bad enough for the Pelosi gang, but one more thing Murray said has to have Democrats in a nervous wreck:
“The generic Congressional ballot is prone to bouncing around for a bit until the campaign really gets underway later this year,” he said. “But Democrats who counted on riding public hostility toward the tax bill to retake the House may have to rethink that strategy.”
That they will, considering the news comes amidst the Trump administration’s booming economy.
During his State of the Union address, President Trump rightly touted low unemployment rates and the best economy America has seen in decades.
“Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low,” the president said, according to ABC News.
“It’s something I’m very proud of: African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history,” he continued.
For the American people, it should be a no-brainer to vote Republican in the mid-terms. And if the good economic news keeps coming, it very well could be.
Hopefully, the American people will do the right thing and vote for candidates who will carry out President Trump’s plan for a successful and prosperous America.