While Donald Trump has a low approval numbers among ALL Americans?
His numbers among Republicans is still around 70%….
The US House has all indications of going back to a Democratic majority….
By the US Senate right now has thin Republican majority…..
Democrats have more of their Senate lawmakers running for re-election and more than half of those in states Donald Trump carried by double digits….
It makes some sense for those GOP senators to say they will embrace Trump….
But the election is 7 months away….
And a LOT could and probably will test that strategy…..
Trump has lately gone rouge and increasingly says what he feels regardless, and is working to increase the number ‘yes’ men surrounding him….
This puts him a tweet first, pull back later mode….
The tax cut, healthcare and immigration issues are festering….
And last, but not least?
Robert Mueller is gonna throw down his report after charging more people…..
One needs to remember ….
Almost every guy Trump has ‘helped’?
Has lost their election….
Buyer be aware….
Trump will cost Republicans the House, Senate Republicans say the president will play a starring role in the closely contested campaigns that will decide control of the chamber. Trump will be front and center in every state that helped elect the president, according to GOP senators and strategists, making the case that Democrats are hindering his agenda.
“If you look at a race in a state like Missouri or North Dakota — or any of these states — he’ll be very involved,” said Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, chairman of the GOP’s campaign arm, who speaks with Trump about political strategy regularly. “He’ll be actively campaigning for a Senate majority. Absolutely.
Republicans will lean most heavily on Trump in five deeply conservative states where the president remains highly popular and where he crushed Hillary Clinton: West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, Missouri and Montana. But they say they will also deploy Trump in the next tier of swing states that Trump won more narrowly: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Florida. And they expect him to help preserve GOP seats in Nevada, where he narrowly lost, and in Arizona.
In fact, despite his unpopularity on the national level, Republicans insist there isn’t a state on the Senate map where they are nervous about deploying Trump. Republicans reason that opposition to Trump is already baked into the Democratic electorate. They figure Democrats will be motivated to vote whether Trump shows up or not, so they might as well use him to fire up their base, too.
Republicans have “got to have some intensity in our base,” as Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) put it.
“Base mobilization is absolutely essential for victory, and there is absolutely no one better at energizing the GOP base than President Donald Trump,” said Josh Holmes, a former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)….