Politics & Policy

Trump’s Standing

Gallup has Trump below 40 percent. He won election with about 46 percent of the vote, so this isn’t a catastrophic fall and other polls have him a little higher, but he’s clearly giving away ground on non-sense controversies when he should be marshalling his strength for the Capitol Hill fights only getting way in earnest right now.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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