House Republicans propose more tax cuts as elections near

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

In the latest average, Trump's approval rating is about 38% in eight polls from ABC News/Washington Post, CNN, Gallup, IBD/TIPP, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Quinnipiac University, Selzer & Co. and Suffolk University.

This is a significant development inside the Trump administration, considering the fact that the POTUS used to scoff at midterm consequences for his presidency.

Under Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress, the federal deficit has begun growing rapidly again and is expected to blow through $1 trillion in 2019.

Trump's numbers have slipped amid the release of an op-ed in The New York Times and reports about the Bob Woodward book that will be released on Tuesday.

Trump often cites the tax cuts enacted by Republicans as one of the driving forces behind the economy's aggressive growth.

The news site said Trump thinks he can win that argument.

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Nope, according to a vast majority of Americans. In West Virginia, a poor and heavily white state which Donald Trump won by 40 points, Democrat Joe Manchin seemed like a sure pick-up for the GOP. The rest are more likely to say things are better rather than worse by a 31-15 percent margin.

The Democrats have an eight-point lead as campaigning hots up for United States midterm elections with Republicans relying on the best blue collar job prospects for three decades and a booming economy to preserve their majorities in both houses of Congress.

Even if the initiative fails to pass, it could put Democrats in the position of opposing the new tax-cut plan on the House floor, which Republicans could seek to use to their advantage in the November 6 elections where control of Congress will be at stake.

Trump also to impress over half of the voters with his leadership skills, as 57 percent said he was not a good leader. Only nine of the 35 seats that are up for election held by Republicans. "Republicans want to add even more to the deficit, and even more to the bank accounts of the wealthiest 1 percent".

Republicans who appear on the stump with Trump risk being associated not only with his hateful rhetoric and negative personal qualities, but with his unpopular policies.

Several Republican House members, facing tough re-election fights in high-tax, Democratic-leaning states like NY and New Jersey, voted against the tax legislation past year and would prefer to do without this new version as well.

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