Which candidate is best positioned to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020?
The political battle over the next four years has become a major one.
But the stakes have never been higher.
Trump has lost his grip on the presidency, and his approval rating has sunk to historic lows, as the American people wake up to the possibility that his presidency will end in disgrace.
So what does the future hold for the president and his party?
Here’s what you need to know about the future of the White House.
Trump’s approval rating and the party’s prospectsThe latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters shows that the president’s approval ratings are at an all-time low and his overall standing among Americans has sunk even lower.
His approval rating among registered voters stood at 44 percent in February, while his disapproval rating was 38 percent.
Forty-eight percent of registered voters disapproved of the president in February.
The new Rasmussen Reports online survey finds that among those who do approve of the way Trump is handling his job, 49 percent approve of his performance as president, down from 57 percent approval in February and 62 percent in January.
This marks the first time that a majority of registered Republicans approve of Trump’s job performance.
The president’s disapproval rating among all voters has dropped to 37 percent from 41 percent in the Rasmussen Reports survey, while the president still enjoys a slim lead over Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders among Democratic voters (40 percent to 41 percent).
Sixty-one percent of Republican registered voters approve of President Trump, down seven points from April.
But among Democrats, the president retains a commanding 51-percent approval rating.
Trump, meanwhile, has an approval rating of 39 percent among likely voters, a seven-point drop from February and a nine-point decline from January.
Fifty-seven percent of likely voters disapprove of the job the president is doing.
The Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll finds that the party is on track to win the House in November, and that they will do so by a comfortable margin.
The president is up by 4 points among likely Democratic voters, while he is up 6 points among Democratic registered voters.
The party has a five-point advantage among registered Republican voters, and a five point advantage among Republican registered independents.
The party’s approval numbers are also at a five year low, according to the Rasmussen reports survey, which found that the percentage of Americans who approve of how Trump is doing his job was at a record low in February of 42 percent, while that percentage was at an average of 49 percent during the first four years of the Trump administration.
The public also sees that the country is headed in the right direction, and the number of Americans feeling optimistic about the country’s future has jumped by a significant margin.
Forty percent of Americans said the country was headed in a positive direction, while 39 percent said the same of a negative direction.
Fifty percent said it was heading in the opposite direction, with 33 percent saying the country had the wrong direction.
The number of people saying the economy was doing a good job has increased by 10 points, from 33 percent in March to 51 percent in November.
Fifty five percent of Democrats believe the economy is doing a great job.