Which GOP senators have the most liberal record?
Posted On July 18, 2021
With Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and a new president eager to push the party further to the right, the political landscape in Washington is suddenly shifting in ways that have never been seen before.
The Senate is once again a battleground, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leading a coalition of GOP senators who are united behind a Republican presidential candidate who is also in the majority.
The latest poll shows the majority of Americans are now evenly split over whether they approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while only 44 percent disapprove.
But with Democrats controlling the Senate and Republicans controlled by President Trump, there is no denying the political momentum.
The poll also finds that the president’s approval rating has climbed by 8 points since January to 42 percent, according to Gallup, which means his disapproval rating has dropped by 6 points to 34 percent.
That puts him on track to be the least popular president in Gallup history, the survey found.
It is not clear why the president is doing so well with his base.
The president has spent a lot of time and energy attacking Democrats and criticizing congressional Democrats, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D.C. He has also made it clear he is looking to build his own political base.
While the poll finds that about two-thirds of Americans disapprove of Trump’s job performance, only 28 percent of those people think his administration is doing a good job.
And that same percentage also says they have “no opinion” on the president, with the exception of 47 percent of Democrats.
A majority of Democrats also say that Trump is making decisions too quickly, with 59 percent saying the president has made decisions too soon, compared with 41 percent of Republicans.
Only 42 percent of people who say they have a favorable view of Trump say they feel he is doing an excellent or excellent job as president.
The president’s popularity is not a partisan issue.
While the majority say he is handling his job well, the GOP-controlled Senate is far less supportive.
Forty-four percent of Americans who say their party controls Congress have a “very unfavorable” view of the president and his administration, according the poll.
And among independents, 53 percent of them have an unfavorable view of him and his policies.
On the flip side, just 25 percent of independents and 16 percent of the Democrats say they think the president does a good or excellent amount of work.
The results are consistent with a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll that found the president was the least liked president in American history.
And the same survey found the number of Americans having a favorable opinion of the Senate was also declining.
The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted by telephone March 6-8, with 1,002 adults nationwide questioned by telephone.
The overall sample was weighted to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population.
The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points.
The survey was produced for YouGov by YouGov.
YouGov operates in partnership with ABC News.
The data have been subseeded by YouKuva.
Com, a global company that aggregates data from over 20,000 YouGov surveys.