With President Donald J. Trump at the helm of the Republican Party, the GOP has risen to its highest approval rating in nearly a decade, a new Gallup survey found. GOP favorability, at 45 percent, is higher than Democrats’ 44 percent. Gallup says the surge in Republicans’ support level–a nine percent rise among the public since last September–is the highest rating the party has had since when the GOP took the House majority it still maintains, in January 2011, after the 2010 midterm elections. Back then, in January 2011, Republicans had a 47 percent approval rating but have slipped below 45 percent ever since. That means the GOP, under Trump, has surged to its highest approval rating in seven years. Gallup’s Jim Norman wrote:The parity in Republicans’ and Democrats’ favorable ratings marks a change from what has generally been the case since Barack Obama’s election as president in November 2008. Republicans have usually been rated … [Read more...] about Gallup: With Donald Trump at Helm, GOP Rises to Highest Approval Rating in Nearly a Decade
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President Donald Trump backed Republican Senator Dean Heller for reelection during his political rally in Las Vegas on Thursday. He acknowledged that Heller was staunchly anti-Trump during the 2016 presidential election, but said they learned to work together.“We started out, we weren’t friends. I didn’t like him. He didn’t like me,” Trump said. “And as we fought and fought and fought, believe it or not, we started to respect each other, then we started to like each other, then we started to love each other.” The president said that Heller was loyal and supported his agenda after he won the election, but that his Democratic challeng, Rep. Jacky Rosen, supported liberals like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. “Wacky Jacky will never vote for us folks. She’s wacky,” Trump said, coining a nickname for Rosen. Trump highlighted some of the more controversial Rosen votes – including a vote against the tax cuts, for … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Boosts Dean Heller in Las Vegas Against Opponent ‘Wacky Jacky’
President Donald Trump campaigned against Democratic Senator Jon Tester on Thursday, rallying supporters in Billings, Montana. “Jon Tester will never drain the swamp because he happens to live in the swamp and he loves the swamp,” Trump said during the rally.He said that Tester would continue to support the Democrats’ liberal agenda, despite his efforts to portray himself as someone who cared about Montana values when seeking re-election. “Jon Tester talks like he is from Montana, but he votes like he’s Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said, noting that he voted against Kate’s Law, tax cuts, and voted for Obamacare. The president acknowledged that Tester was running ads highlighting Trump’s signature of critical veterans reform bills but noted that he was beholden to liberal donors and lobbyists. “He has taken more cash from lobbyists than almost anyone in the entire Senate,” Trump said. The president reminded voters that Tester smeared … [Read more...] about Donald Trump in Montana: Jon Tester Lives in the Swamp and ‘Loves the Swamp’
PRESIDENT Trump needs the Republican party to have a majority in the House of Representatives and Senate in order to have as much control over passing legislation as possible. Both make up the United States Congress, and legislation cannot be enacted without the consent of both chambers. Here's more on why Trump's ability to govern rests heavily on their make-up. Why is it so important to Donald Trump to have a Republican House and Senate? For Donald Trump to govern how he pleases, it is vital he has both a Republican House and Senate. The more power his political party has over both chambers will determine his political strength. As the mid-terms approach, Trump will be hoping his party picks up more seats from the Democrats in order for him to remain in control. Congress can either pass or reject potential presidential authorisations and it is a sign of a politically positive relationship when Congress does this without too many problems. The president is deemed to have a … [Read more...] about Why is a Republican House and Senate so important to Donald Trump and how many seats could change following the 2018 midterm elections?
Montana rancher and state auditor Matt Rosendale told Breitbart News Tonight on Wednesday that he finds it “very disturbing” that Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) has yet to personally condemn a Pearl Jam poster that features a dead Donald Trump. Pearl Jam released a poster for a get-out-the-vote concert on Monday promoting Sen. Tester and featuring a dead President Donald Trump and an American bald eagle eating the remains of his corpse.Two days after media reports shed light on the inflammatory poster, only Tester’s campaign spokesman, Chris Meagher, disavowed the Pearl Jam poster. Tester, a close friend of Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, has yet to come out and personally condemn the controversial poster. Matt Rosendale, who hopes to unseat Sen. Tester in the 2018 midterm elections, told Breitbart News Tonight host Rebecca Mansour that he finds it “very disturbing” that Sen. Tester has yet to condemn the poster featuring a dead Donald Trump. … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Matt Rosendale: ‘Very Disturbing’ that Jon Tester Has Not Condemned Pearl Jam Poster Featuring Dead Donald Trump