February 14, 2018

BLUE WAVE? Internal Dem polling shows Trump’s standing on the rise.

According to internal polling by the super PAC, President Trump’s approval rating climbed to 44 percent in the first week of February, compared to 53 percent who disapprove. That mirrors Trump’s improving position in public polls.

In November, the same survey found his approval rating at 40 percent, with 54 percent disapproving.

The group’s survey also showed the Democratic Party’s generic ballot advantage had shrunk, with 46 percent preferring Democrats to 42 percent for Republicans.

The memo says that a broad range of metrics show the political climate is still favorable for Democrats. But it also makes an unambiguous diagnosis for Trump’s recent rise: Democrats this year have stopped focusing on economic and health care issues, topics that demonstrably hurt his approval during his first year in office.

They can’t seem to help but rise to the culture war bait, which is how they get more Trump.

Also, I’d remind you that anything much under a five percent advantage for Congressional Democrats on the generic ballot typically means a win for Republicans. But I’d rather remind you: Great poll, kid — don’t get cocky.