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Why Trump's unpopularity may not be the handicap you'd expect

Nov 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

The Republican Party comes into Election Day with a significant handicap. The party's leader, the man in the White House, is less popular nationally coming into a midterm election than any president since 1974, save one: George W. Bush in 2006, whose popularity of four years earlier had vanished thanks to the military quagmire in Iraq.

Trump's unpopularity has no similarly obvious external factor. There is only one obvious reason Trump is as unpopular as he is: Many Americans, especially m...