A student wears a "Make America Great Again" campaign as Mike Pence, 2016 Republican vice presidential nominee, not pictured, speaks at a Liberty University Convocation in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Indiana Governor Pence ended speculation Monday that he would leave the ticket, praising his running mate Donald Trump's performance in the debate with Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton on Sunday night. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Midterms in the Age of Disruption

July 20, 2018 Bruce Mehlman

Bloomberg Government regularly publishes insights, opinions and best practices from our community of senior leaders and decision-makers. This column is written by Bruce Mehlman, founder of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, a well-regarded political consulting firm.

 

Everything you thought you knew about politics may be wrong. Turns out more Republicans approve of President Trump’s job performance today than Democrats approved of President Obama at the same time in 2010 (Gallup).  It’s historically safer to be a Democratic Senator running in a state Trump won by more than 10 than a Republican running for an open seat Trump won by less than 10.

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