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Jonathan Bernstein

Trump Should Worry About His Approval Rating

With six months until the election, the president needs a significant rally to avoid losing badly.

An optimist.

An optimist.

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The 2020 presidential election is now less than six months away. We’re close enough that head-to-head polling matchups are no longer totally meaningless. But I still suspect that president’s approval rating is a better predictor. And the news for Donald Trump is not good.