Directly before the 2018 midterms President Trump’s approval rating is soaring directly before the midterms. Even better, Trump’s approval rating has jumped to higher than the approval level former President Obama enjoyed ahead of the 2010 midterms. This is according to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. President Trump is expected to lead the Republican party to huge wins in the midterms.
Trump’s approval was the highest level for that poll yet at a whopping 47% approval. In the past before the 2010 midterms Obama’s approval rating was only 45%. This was during a similar poll taken by NBC / Wall Street poll which was taken by NBC/Wall Street Journal. This was in October of 2010.
At that time Obama’s approval rating was reaching a record low in October 2010. The end result was the Democrat party lost a large amount of seats in both the Senate and the House.
Trump continues to maintain a high popularity rate with Republicans, and support with Democrats seem to be growing the longer Donald Trump is in office. Some recent polls have given Trump a 90% approval rating with Republicans.
Many see the midterm elections as a way to rate the current president. If he does good it’s a good reflection on the President.
Both parties are facing a difficult election year, with vulnerable Democratic senators seeking to retain their seats in states Trump won by double digits in 2016. Support for President Trump continues to increase with Demorats.
New polls show us voters are exciting about voting in these midterms, which is uncommon. Polls show 72% of Democrats are exciting about voting, and just as many Repulicans.
The new NBC/WSJ poll found voters more energized than they have been for years, with 72 percent of Democrats telling pollsters they are very interested in the upcoming election as 68 percent of Republicans said the same. “Midterms are about mobilization, and we are headed into the stretch run with unprecedented enthusiasm among both parties,” Democratic pollster Fred Yang said during a recent interview.