Will The Shutdown Hurt Trump’s Re-election Chances?

(From FiveThirtyEight)

While there have been other newsworthy events over the past few weeks, such as turnover among Trump’s senior staffersand a wobbly stock market, the shift is well-timed to the start of the shutdown on Dec. 22. Trump’s approval ratings had been steady at about 42 percent for several months before the shutdown. Since then, they’ve been declining at a fairly linear rate of about half a point for every week that the shutdown has been underway, while his disapproval rating has increased by half a point per week.

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