Polls swing toward GOP, easing fears of midterm disaster

“I just looked at some numbers, you’ve even done better than you thought,” Trump told lawmakers, citing poll numbers he discussed Thursday with National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) chairman Steve Stivers (R-Ohio).

“The numbers are pretty good and that’s one example of how things are getting better,” Stivers told reporters after discussing polling numbers with Trump.

Stivers said the bump up in Trump’s approval rating is a good sign for Republicans running for re-election.

“No president in their second year has seen their approval rating go up except now this one,” Stivers noted.