On the last day of 2017, President Trump was already looking toward 2018 – November, to be specific – wondering why voters would throw Republicans out of office in the midterms.
‘Why would smart voters want to put Democrats in Congress in 2018 Election when their policies will totally kill the great wealth created during the months since the Election,’ Trump wrote Sunday morning. ‘People are much better off now not to mention ISIS, VA, Judges, Strong Border, 2nd A, Tax Cuts & more?’
The president also suggested that is ‘Crooked’ Hillary Clinton had been elected last year ‘your stocks would be down 50% from values on Election Day.’
On New Year’s Eve, President Trump had turned his attention to November 2018, wondering why voters would want to put Democrats in power
President Trump tweeted Sunday morning saying that electing Democrats would ‘totally kill the great wealth’ that has come to Americans under a Trump presidency and Republican majorities in Congress
The president suggested that if Hillary Clinton would have won the presidency last year the stock market wouldn’t be doing anywhere near as well
‘Now they have a great future – and just beginning!’ Trump wrote.
While the strong economy may blunt some damage to the Republican majorities in next year’s midterms, the GOP is bracing for bad returns.
Historically, the president’s party gets a thumping two years into his tenure.
Most recently, Democrats lost control of the House of Representatives in 2010, two years after the election of President Barack Obama.
Republicans in Congress in 2002 were aided in the midterms by the election’s proximity to the September 11 terror attacks, which also boosted President George W. Bush’s approval rating for many months.
President Trump’s historically low approval ratings have Republicans worried that they’re in for a massacre next year.
Rasmussen, however, provided a glimmer of hope on Thursday with a poll that showed Trump with a 46 per cent approval rating and a 53 per cent disapproval rating.
Those numbers matched how the public perceived Obama at the end of his first year.
Obama, however, went on to see the House Democrats lose 63 seats and the Speaker’s gavel get handed from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, to Rep. John Boehner, an Ohio Republican.
And most polling shows Trump have an approval rating in the 30s.
The Real Clear Politics polling average, which included the friendly Rasmussen survey, puts Trump at a 39.8 per cent approval rating, while 56 per cent of the country disapproves of the job he has done.
Trump will hit his year mark in office on January 20, 2018.