Trump's approval rating is equal to Obama's this stage in in the Presidential cycle.
Believe it or not President Trumps approval rating is equal to that of President Obama’s at thesame stage in the 1st term cycle. It is important to point out that Obama’s approval rating steadily declined compared to Trump’s which was relatively stable throughout the first term(Figure 1). This highlights that President Trump’s base support is pretty solid and something such as an impeachment inquiry may not hinder his loyal followers. Democrats have to decide if they should allow the impeachment topic to suck the oxygen out of tonight’s debate or future debates. They may be better off focusing on the kitchen table issues.
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