GOP pollster: Dems' anti-Trump messaging will hurt them in midterms

Republican pollster Chris Wilson said on Monday that Democrats' anti-Trump messaging could hurt them in November's midterm elections. 

"There isn't a message except for the anger," Wilson told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 
 
"It's got to be more than just an anger or a 'we don't like Trump' message. I think that the problem that Democrats have right now is because they are focusing on that, you have an impact of sort of a psychological loss aversion effect," he continued. 
 
"[Republicans] are going to take a look at the Democrats in the fall if they do not change their approach to these campaigns, say 'well, they don't have a message, so I'm going to stick with what I know.' " 
 
 
Various Republican candidates have tied themselves to the president, while Democrats have used anger against him as a means of firing up their own base.  
 
Gallup Daily tracking poll found that Trump's average approval rating among voters for the week of Aug. 6-12 was at 39 percent. 
 
However, the president still enjoys widespread popularity among Republicans, with an 82 percent approval rating among members of his own party, according to the same Gallup Daily tracking poll. 

— Julia Manchester