Winning power is one thing. Wielding it is another. Just ask the Republican Party.
The GOP holds both houses of Congress and the White House, but so far it has struggled for a major achievement. Last week’s collapse of health care reform offers the most prominent example.
What’s holding Republicans back? The numbers suggest two big problems for the party. One, President Donald Trump’s low poll numbers mean lawmakers don’t feel a powerful need to follow him. And two, the splits within the party are about more than just details. They are significant political and philosophical differences.
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