DEMS/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “His approval rating is perpetually underwater, and the pandemonium surrounding his presidency only grows the longer he’s in the job.
But Senate Republicans are nevertheless making a counterintuitive, all-in bet that President Donald Trump will save their 51-49 majority — and perhaps even help them pick up a few seats.
Even as fears grow within the GOP that Trump will cost Republicans the House, Senate Republicans say the president will play a starring role in the closely contested campaigns that will decide control of the chamber. Trump will be front and center in every state that helped elect the president, according to GOP senators and strategists, making the case that Democrats are hindering his agenda.”
-Burgess Everett and Kevin Robillard, “Republicans bet their Senate majority on Trump,” Politico online, Mar. 19, 2018 5:00am