New poll has grim findings for House Republicans

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A new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Republicans trail Democrats by 10-points in a generic House ballot.

According to the poll, 50% of respondents said they would want to see Democrats take control of the House if the election were held today. While only 40% said they would like to see Republicans keep control.

While the 10-point difference is significant it shows a minor uptick in support for Republicans from an earlier poll which gave Democrats a 14-point lead.

With no major legislative victories, Republican members of the House and Senate are worried about heading into the mid-term elections with nothing to show after after having control of the House, Senate, and the White House.

Republicans are still playing the blame game after the Senate failed to pass an Affordable Care Act [Obamacare] repeal and replace bill, killing the GOP’s 7-year promise to repeal the healthcare act.

President Trump held a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House after the House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal and replace the ACA.

That move was seen as highly unusual as the legislation had not passed the Senate and its fate was uncertain.

In July, the GOP effort to repeal the bill died after Sen. John McCain (R-Az.) broke ranks and cast the deciding vote against a revised repeal bill which left congressmen going home to their districts for the August recess with no legislative victories.

Thursday’s poll found that 85% of respondents disapprove of Congress is handling its job, while just 10% approve.

The poll did find some good news for Mr. Trump, his approval rating saw a six-point jump from 33% to 39% while his disapproval numbers fell from 61% to 57%.

Respondents were split on how Mr. Trump his handling the economy with 46% saying the approve of his handling of the economy and 46% saying they do not approve.

On foreign policy, just 39% of respondents approved of Mr. Trump’s handling while 58% did not approve. And 47% approved of his handling of terrorism while 48% did not approve.

The poll was conducted from August 9-15 and has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.