The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC ballot analyst Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the traits they reveal.


Donald Trump’s ballot numbers have hit new lows, not just for his personal presidency however in the trendy historical past of U.S. presidents. None of his predecessors — a minimum of since trendy polling started — have been as unpopular simply 200 days into their administrations.

However will Trump’s unpopularity have an effect on his means to control in the brief time period, in addition to his celebration’s probabilities of holding each homes of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections?

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The Republicans’ management of Congress hasn’t been of nice assist to Trump up to now — it hasn’t produced a lot by way of laws and Trump has even taken to Twitter this week to criticize Senate Chief Mitch McConnell for his failure to repeal and change the Inexpensive Care Act.

However preserving a pleasant celebration in Congress would enhance his probabilities of turning that round — and reduce the odds of being impeached, which may make the looming 2018 midterms of important significance.

To assist break down the place Trump stands as we speak and what his numbers may imply for the future, Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by Harry Enten, a senior political author and analyst for FiveThirtyEight.com.

Hearken to the full dialogue above — or subscribe to the CBC Pollcast and take heed to previous episodes.

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