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President Trump's poll numbers are starting to dip at exactly the wrong time. A new NPR/Marist poll finds Trump's approval rating at 39 percent. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When he spoke last month at hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Sheffer Corp. in Blue Ash, Ohio, President Trump told the crowd "history is not on our side" in the 2018 midterms. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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5 Laws Of Political Gravity In Midterms. Do They Still Apply In The Age Of Trump?

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The new Gallup poll, which finds that only 13 percent of the U.S. public approves of how Congress is doing its job, is the group's first sampling since the debate over the federal debt ceiling. Many Americans watched an 11th-hour vote on that deal on TV, as pictured here. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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