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Trump’s approval ratings sink, dragging down GOP

Less than two months before the midterm election, polling suggests incumbent Republicans linked to the president have cause for concern. CNN released poll results last Tuesday (Sept. 11) showing a 6 percent drop in Donald Trump’s approval rating in just a month, down to 36 percent. POTUS sank similarly in other polls (see chart) following the publication of both a New York Times op-ed from an anonymous administration member and Bob Woodward’s Trump tell-all book, Fear. The trickle-down effect is 12 percent to 14 percent advantages for Democrats in national polls for the House of Representatives, with 58 percent wanting Congress to serve as more of a check on Trump (27 percent opposed). Here are some major polls, with approval rating and change over the month: