A surprising number could be the key to Democrats winning the election.
“At the end of March, President Obama’s average weekly approval rating measured by Gallup reached 53 percent, his highest level since 2013. The lowest weekly average of his presidency was 40 percent, recorded in the week of the 2014 midterm elections.
Based on the results of past presidential elections and the popularity of other two-term presidents, some analysts think that if Mr. Obama’s approval remains steady, it could bode well for the Democratic presidential nominee and for Democrats running for Congress.
“There is a correlation between presidential approval and success for the president’s party in elections,” Allan Lichtman, a history professor at American University, told CBS News.” [READ MORE]