When the Democrats lose New York, the Republicans have a real chance of taking back the White House
New York Times (NY) – March 12, 2018 – President Donald J. Trump’s approval rating is below 40 percent in his home state of New York and the party has a real shot at taking back control of the White Houses Senate and House, according to a poll released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Quinnipiac University.
The poll found that 43 percent of registered voters nationwide approved of Mr. Trump, while 45 percent disapproved.
The Democrats hold an 11-point advantage in the race for the White Senate, and they are holding an eight-point lead in the contest for the House, which includes the governor’s mansion.
The survey found that 51 percent of Americans had a favorable view of the Democratic Party, compared with 38 percent who had an unfavorable view.
Mr. Trumps approval rating has been steady at around 40 percent since January.
He has also faced increasing criticism for a number of controversies including a feud with the House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, his administration’s decision to rescind a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, his controversial decision to temporarily ban refugees from entering the country and his travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries.
The Quinnipics survey was conducted between March 9 and 16 among 1,000 adults nationwide.
The margin of sampling error for the overall sample was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
The New York poll has a margin of error of plus or less 2 percentage points, and the state is included in the national polls in the swing state of Ohio, which is in the midst of a presidential election year.
In the Democratic race, Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois has a double-digit lead over Representative Joe Crowley of New Jersey.
The Democratic advantage is within the poll’s margin of statistical error, at plus or lower 2 percentage point, Mr. Crowley said.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-described democratic socialist, has been surging in polls.
In recent weeks, he has been gaining ground in some battleground states, and in a new Quinnipi poll, Mr