According to the most recent Gallup polling, Donald Trump’s GOP approval rating stands at 87%. Since Gallup began asking the question, this number has never dipped below 77% (it is worth noting this happened between December 11-17, 2017, which is also when his general polling numbers hit their low of 35%). Republican support for the president, it would then seem, is steadfast despite his myriad of controversies. The party seems to be marching in lockstep, and to defy him within the party seems to be a surefire way to end one’s political career.
Mark Sanford, 2020 Presidential Candidate vying for the Republican Party Nomination, sat down with 71 Republic’s CEO Matthew Geiger on a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio, to discuss a variety of economic and foreign policy issues. Sanford is the former Governor of South Carolina, as well as a former United States Representative. A transcript and audio file of the interview is available below.
Griffen Smith | United States
For the last year or so, potential candidates for the 2020 election have received tremendous media attention. In fact, ABC, NBC, and Fox News have had sub-pages they solely dedicated to gossip about what, when, and who will spark the race to the oval office. The voting booths won’t deliver the true result of the 2020 mystery for another 21 months. However, there is beginning to be a real sense of movement in American politics.
Ryan Lau | @agorisms
Friday morning, Bill Weld officially announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. The former governor of Massachusetts is looking to challenge President Trump in the primary. In late January, he declared that he would be considering a run. Not long before, he switched his party affiliation from Libertarian to Republican.