History, however, can only be a guiding force. There is not always an analogy with what is happening in the present.
This unusual situation is where we begin our look at the political week that has been, as we try to figure out what happens to presidential sanction when there are two presidents in the spotlight.
In other words, the more Trump is in people’s minds, the better off the Democrats are.
And while you might think negative views of Biden would overshadow negative views of Trump given who is currently president, that may not be the case.
All of which means the Democrats may not lose many seats this time around. Most forecasts for the House keep them below 20 seats. They are favored (if slightly) to retain the Senate.
It’s an outcome Democrats should be happy to accept, given what normally happens midterm.
Biden is gaining popularity
As Trump dominates the news, the man who currently serves as president has seen something unusual happen to his approval rating: it has surged ahead of the midterm elections.
Biden’s approval rating is around 42% in a poll average. This is a rise of around 37% in the last 10 days of July. Biden has essentially gained a point a week in his approval rating since then.
But history is something Biden’s presidency doesn’t quite follow. During a similar period during their presidencies, none of the last four presidents saw their approval rating increase.
Moreover, it’s not as if Biden was just picking up voters within his base. Yes, his approval rating among Democrats has risen about 6 points in a poll average. It also jumped a similar margin at the independents.
Of course, we will see in a few months how good a strategy ends up being. Biden’s approval rating is still not high, although it is on the rise. If Democrats end up losing control of the House and Senate in November, they might regret any hug from the president.
For your brief encounters: When is autumn?
Asking when fall starts seems like a simple question. But just like when it comes to what to call the season after summer and before winter (i.e., is it fall or fall?), there are more ‘answer.
In fact, three days can claim to be the first day of autumn. The meteorological autumn begins on September 1. Many people consider Labor Day, which falls on September 5 this year, to be the last day of summer. We also have the astronomical equinox on September 22 this year.
I’m going to go against the grain and offer the unpolled answer: Fall started Thursday with the start of the month.