Political trends for 2018

NOW: Political trends for 2018


What is more likely to move forward in Congress in 2018?

Republicans are split. But,t given GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell's stated desire to build bi partisanship, political observers say infrastructure is most likely to see action.

Associate Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, Paul Nolette, joined the CBS 58 News at 4 to read some of the tea leaves.

President Trump mentioned while on holiday vacation that he would like to revisit healthcare.

"The polling on that question is so bad," says Nolette. "Congress's approval reading was bad, It was worse after healthcare. So, going back to that in an election year, in 2018, would be a tough sell to members in swing districts."

Also unlikely given the current climate would be action on immigration unless republicans might cross their party lines.

"It would have to be a united democratic party with several republicans crossing the line to come up with immigration reform," Nolette said on the CBS 58 News at 4.

The interview interview is attached to this text.

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