(National Sentinel) Election 2018: The Republican Party is faring better than Democrats the closer the country gets to the November midterm elections, as evidenced by new polling and survey data from separate sources.

More American voters want the Republican party to remain in charge of the economy and tax policy, according to an NBC News/WSJ poll released Monday evening.

The survey found that 35 percent of Americans think the GOP is better suited to handle the economy, compared with 28 percent who think Democrats have better economic policies.

That’s a reversal from about four months ago when Democrats were favored. In December, 35 percent of American voters believed the Democrats would be better stewards of the economy — around the time Republicans passed their tax reform bill.

To that point, the GOP now holds a 2 percent advantage over Democrats on the question of who has the better tax policy. Democrats, meanwhile, had a 4 percentage point advantage in December.

Overall, Democrats appear to be leading in most generic congressional ballot polls, but Republicans have been narrowing the gap since February when some polls actually had the GOP ahead.

Furthermore, President Donald J. Trump’s polling and approval numbers have been steadily improving as well, topping former President Obama at this point in their presidencies.

On Tuesday, Rasmussen Reports pegged Trump’s approval rating at 49 percent, though last week the president hit 51 percent approval.

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