But they have two big advantages: they are far more trusted by voters on economic issues and voters say the economy is their top issue.
The economy is the top issue for 21 percent of voters, and in the top two issues for 38 percent of voters, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
Back in December of 2017, the Democrats had a five-point advantage on economic issues.
Republicans now enjoy a 17 point advantage on trade, up from 8 points in August.
Back in December, Democrats had a 14 point advantage on this question.