Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump More Popular Than Congress — CNN Poll

Trump More Popular Than Congress — CNN Poll

But their problems extend beyond the Electoral College and the House: The Senate hasn't had such a strong pro-GOP bias since the ratification of direct Senate elections in 1913.

Thirty-four percent of respondents approve of Democratic leaders in Congress, compared to 59 percent who disapprove.

In the last few decades, Democrats have expanded their advantages in California and NY - states with huge urban centers that combined to give Clinton a 6 million vote edge, more than twice her national margin.

Taddeo goes on to say she'll fight for "better schools and lower health care costs" in Tallahassee.

The reasons for the Republicans' difficulties in redeeming their seven-year promise to repeal Obamacare range from President Donald Trump's erratic leadership and unfocused salesmanship to the unpopular GOP health proposal's inherent problems.

BC hires outside lawyer in legal challenge against Trans Mountain oil pipeline
The $7.4-billion expansion between Alberta and Burnaby would triple the pipeline's capacity to 890,000 barrels per day. The NDP said without the certificates, the Trans Mountain expansion can not move forward on public land.

In St. Petersburg, where polling shows former Mayor Rick Baker leading current Mayor Rick Kriseman, the Florida Democratic Party this week began airing TV spots that put Baker, who is a Republican, on an "extreme team" with Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

The advertisement - paid for by the Florida Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee - links Diaz, a Miami-Dade Republican, to Trump on healthcare policy.

Following the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans gained a slim majority in the Senate and bolstered their majority in the House. However, it's definitely a long-shot, Wasserman says, citing the 2010 scenario in which Democrats were able to obtain 60 senate seats, enabling them to pass Obamacare. Solid majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents say it is very important to have their voices heard. This is why "we the people" like the president more than Congress. By contrast, there are just 28 seats in states where the margin was at least 5 points more Democratic, and only 20 seats in swing states.

Democrats are also playing the Trump card ahead of a September 26 special election in Miami to fill the Senate District 40 seat of former Republican Sen.

The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS by telephone August 3 through 6 among a random national sample of 1,018 adults.

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