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Former Rep. Joe Walsh, an Illinois Republican, announced a primary challenge to President Trump on ABC’s “This Week,” on Sunday. He joins former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld in positioning for a chance to knock Trump off the nomination. Walsh told ABC:
“We got a guy in the White House who’s unfit, completely unfit to be president, and it stuns me that nobody stepped up, nobody in the Republican Party stepped up. Because I’ll tell you what, George, everybody in the Republican Party, everybody believes he’s unfit.”
Trump has an 80-90 percent approval rating among Republicans, which makes Walsh and Weld long shots. Trump’s overall approval rating, according to Gallup, is 41 percent. For comparison, during the same period of Barack Obama’s presidency, in August of 2011, his approval rating was 41 percent as well.
Trump won the General Election in Alaska with 51.28 percent to Hillary Clinton’s 36.55 percent of the vote. But according to Morning Consult, his popularity has weakened with 46 percent approving and 48 percent disapproving of how he is doing.
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