The republicans control both houses, and the presidency.
Do people agree that looking at the overall situation in the US 4 years from now is a fair test of their policies?
So often political parties have the excuse that the "other" side prevented them from getting things done, but we don't have that issue now.
If it turns out well, its a sign of good policies in general, if it turns out badly its a sign of bad policies in general.
If I'm still posting, I'll remind people - assuming we still have electricity, and I'm not vacationing on Mars.
Yes and no - Four years if they keep the house and senate after the next mid term. Otherwise, you have at least 2 years to look at. Just keep in mind that they don't have a filibuster proof majority so it's not like they can do anything they want. And it can take some time to get a good read on the results of new policies.
But it's always driven me crazy to hear democrats complain about "Republican obstructionism" when they had the presidency, house and senate the first two years and Obama simply did not pursue his campaign promises during that time. Once they lost the house, they still had the Senate (Harry Reid) and they would refuse to even bring any Republican bills to the floor for discussion while simultaneously claiming the Republicans had no plans or ideas and said no to everything.
Also, Obama refused to talk with Republicans or consider ANY idea they put forth. Trump has already met with Democrats and traditionally Democrat special interest groups. I think it's going to be a fascinating 4 years.
But don't worry - while I do think Trump may be much more pro-space exploration than Obama, I think Mars is still a bit more than 4 years away...