President Donald Trump’s standing has taken a beating. And less than four months before the election, Republican candidates are walking on thinning tightrope trying to survive.
In a normal presidency, they’d be racing to distance themselves from him. But Trump has put them in an unusual predicament. The suburban and well-educated voters who are often decisive have soured on him. Yet their core party base of white voters without college degrees remains devoted to the president and demands loyalty from their lawmakers.