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A tumultuous chapter, but Trump's poll standing ticks upward: How come?

Over the last few weeks, President Trump has fired Cabinet secretaries and lost key White House aides. He has discomfited longtime U.S. allies with tariffs that threaten a possible trade war. And he has contended with a sex scandal that threatens to drag him into court.Through it all, his standing in polls has ticked upward — not hugely, but still by enough to matter.Why? Credit a growing economy and consolidating support among Trump’s fellow Republicans. For more on what that portends for this year’s midterm elections, read on.Sign up for the Essential Politics newsletter » ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER FIRINGThis time, it was Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin who got the boot — or, to use a more Trumpi ...