It’s easy to say we are a year and a half out from midterm House elections. That’s true. But regardless of when, you’d always rather be up than down. Am I right?
Thanks to Donald J. Trump, Republicans are down by 16 points according to a Quinnipiac University poll* for a generic House ballot.
The Quinnipiac University Poll found that 54 percent of respondents said they would like to see the Democrats control the House of Representatives, while 38 percent said the Republicans. Eight percent said they did not know or had no answer.
Republicans currently hold 238 seats in the House, meaning Democrats need to flip at least 25 seats in 2018 to form a majority there.
The same poll found President Trump’s job approval rating at 36 percent – a near record low.
A spokesperson for Quinnipiac said there is no way to “sugarcoat” the news for Republicans:
“The erosion of white men, white voters without college degrees and independent voters, the declaration by voters that President Donald Trump’s first 100 days were mainly a failure and deepening concerns about Trump’s honesty, intelligence and level headedness are red flags that the administration simply can’t brush away.”
Early days, but still.