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Democrats May Have Trouble Taking Back Congress in 2018, Poll Finds

A new poll from ABC News and the 'Washington Post' shows that voters' view of Trump may not change how they vote in midterm elections.

by Alex Lubben
Jul 19 2017, 5:53pm

Despite President Trump's record unpopularity—his approval rating stands at about 38 percent—a new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post indicates that voters' view of him won't necessarily weigh on how they'll vote in the midterms next November.

Just over half of registered voters said that Trump would not be a factor in how they planned to vote in the 2018 congressional elections, with 20 percent saying they'd vote to support him and 24 percent saying they'd vote against.

That leaves a four-point margin between those who are voting to support Trump and those who are voting to oppose, which is less than it was leading up to the 2010 and 2014 midterms. Leading up to both of those elections, 27 percent of voters said they would pick congressional candidates to oppose president Barack Obama. In 2006, 35 percent of voters said they'd vote to oppose president George W. Bush.

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