Monday, July 3, 2017

Obama Crushes Trump By A Huge 24 Point Margin As Americans Long For Effective Leadership

Mod: We're going into his very first 4th of July, so how's the MAGA Man doing? Well, according to the following poll, probably not quite as good as some might have been hoping. Here is some rather shocking news. 

Trump Fails To Reach Beyond Base As Independents' Disapproval Grows (NPR link): President Trump's support among independent voters has eroded since he took office. Though he still clings to a loyal base of supporters, his overall disapproval among Americans has reached record highs, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. Just 37 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing just over five months into his tenure, while 51 percent disapprove. Forty percent of those polled strongly disapprove of Trump's performance, twice the 20 percent who strongly approved.

The most pronounced swing seen in the poll was among independents. Over the past four months, their approval of the president has dissipated. In February, 40 percent of independents said they approved of the job Trump was doing, with 51 percent disapproving. Four months later in June, just 31 percent say they approve of the president with 59 percent of independents disapproving — a 17-point net-negative drop.

Despite almost full employment nationwide, independents are particularly dissatisfied with Trump on the economy. That's likely driving much of their overall disapproval. Just 31 percent of independents say they have confidence in Trump's ability to improve the U.S. economy, while 49 percent doubt he can do so. Just three months ago, 44 percent thought Trump could turn around the economy, while 38 percent didn't — a whiplash-worthy 24-point swing.

Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said the scope of the shift over the past few months among independents should cause "alarm bells to go off" at the White House.

"Independents were certainly willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt when he entered office," Miringoff said, "but on issues like the direction of the country and the economy, they've really soured on him. It's hard for someone like him to make a second impression. Independents have come to the conclusion that what you see is what you get."

The good news for Trump is that his base hasn't abandoned him even as he has faced mounting investigations. Eighty percent of Republicans still approve of the job he is doing, including 91 percent who identify as strong Republicans. Trump has an 89 percent approval rating among those who voted for him last November. He has a 65 percent approval rating among white evangelical Christians, though almost a quarter disapprove of the job he is doing.

Overall, Americans' outlook under Trump is dismal. Almost double say the country is on the wrong track as those who think it's on the right track, 61 percent to 31 percent, a gap that has nearly doubled since February.

More people say they feel worse off — 40 percent — since Trump took office, than better off — 34 percent. There is a deep partisan divide on that question, of course — 73 percent of Republicans say they're better off, while 67 percent of Democrats say the opposite. Among independents, far more — 44 percent — say they're worse off, compared with just 27 percent who say they're better off.

Americans also think Trump has hurt the country on the global stage. Fifty-eight percent say the president has weakened the United States' position abroad, while 34 percent say he has strengthened it.

In addition, by a 24-point margin, Americans believe former President Barack Obama was, by far, a more effective leader in comparison to Trump, 58 percent to 34 percent. Among independents, there is an even more pronounced 36-point difference, 65 percent to 29 percent.

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39 comments:

  1. Pesto is a condiment that is not cooked.

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  2. ‘I’m President and They’re Not’: Trump Attacks Media at Faith Rally
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/01/us/politics/trump-tweets-stoke-voter-fraud-claim-and-attack-news-media.html?_r=0

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    1. Trump aside Even the idea of a faith rally is laughable

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    2. Trump wants to provide heaven with new souls more quickly.

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  3. Trolls get trumped again:

    A top Justice Department official who serves as a corporate compliance watchdog has left her job, saying she felt she could no longer force companies to comply with the government's ethics laws when members of the administration she works for have conducted themselves in a manner that she claims would not be not tolerated.

    Most corrupt White House ever. Drain the swamp of these elitist corporate mafia goons.

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  4. America, the diminished

    A list like this can go on. It is a measure of our diminishment how much is left off it — how many outrages and disappointments have already faded from memory. Six months into his term, Trump’s policy achievements are few and thin, but he has coarsened our politics, shown the power of shamelessness, undermined our faith in each other and ourselves, modeled behavior we would punish children for exhibiting, and implicated all of us in the running fiasco of his presidency. He has diminished the country he promised to make great.

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/3/15910508/america-the-diminished

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  5. What makes it especially hard for me is that I have life-long friends who are principled Republicans. We differ on many platform issues but they are true friends for other common interests. Now, it is almost impossible to be in their company knowing that they voted republican, as I know they think this president is an ass. There is no way to talk about their regret at having voted for tRump. It is possible that they did not vote for him but I will never ask.

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    1. Trump is destroying the GOP. He is the very worst enemy those who support that party have ever had. If you are a principled and thinking person, and not just a partisan hack, you have to be unhappy about this.

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    2. 8:32 Are you crazy or what? Ending a friendship over a difference of opinion..... especially politics? Give your friends a call and declare the meeting place a "political free zone."

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  6. Media reaps dividends from Trump attacks
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/340318-media-reaps-dividends-from-trump-attacks

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  7. Thanx for the LOL Tattler moment. Can't use the name Tokyo Rose, how about Trump Doubter's?
    I will vote for him again in four years, I am very satisfied with what he has accomplished with his short term in office, while traversing and learning the "political road" of Washington DC.
    I dont get sucked into "fake news and fake polls"; the media is clinging to any "life line" it's tentacle's "suck" onto. Very Sad, can't trust journalists any longer.
    Happy that the USA is standing up for itself and informing the Global partnership's ; time for "you" to pull your own weight and honor the promises that "you" made.
    New generation and a fresh authentic approach to the sludge swamp in Washington.
    Give "control" back to the people.
    Less government involvement in "my" life, is fine by me.
    Happy 4th of July Eve.
    Celebrate Independence


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    1. Trump is insane. I can understand his appeal to you.

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    2. Ooh, nice- trump troll just compared the Tattler to Tokyo Rose. What a cowardly Douchebag trying to turn back the clock to his alt reality segregated 1940s.

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    3. If the Tattler is Tokyo Rose (is it really still WW2?), then 9:08 must be Moscow Mickey. As in Mouse.

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    4. This is the very same troll that just a year ago was whining about Obama's golf trips. But now he hypocritically remains silent as Trump's unprecedented number of golf trips rack up:

      http://trumpgolfcount.com

      Celebrate independence, not ignorance and fake patriotism. Drain the Tattler of corrupt lying trolls

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    5. Trump drives his golf cart on the greens.

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  8. Moscow Mickey here.
    I am sending out "Jazz hands" to 9:20am. and "La La,La La, La to poster 9:12am.
    Not comparing the Tattler to Tokyo Rose; the Tattler Tantrums is a better hook.
    Progressive followers still can't figure out how this guy won, the humor is watching "them" squirm; kinda like the Obama years in reverse.

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    1. Thanks Milo.

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    2. Oh, we figured out how he won- that's why he's being investigated.

      Troll fail- go change your whiny diaper

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    3. I don't think Trump detractors are squirming about him per se--he's just a clown.

      What is actually unsettling is that there are so many ignorant, uneducated, and unenlightened troglodytes in our midst. These deplorables, who have been hoodwinked into voting for the interests of the wealthy and traitorous, just don't care now that it's abundantly clear and therefore have shown that they just don't care about the U.S.

      It's like suddenly realizing that we are living in a zoo.

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  9. God Bless America; the Dow just hit a record high. Thank you Donald Trump... our President.
    MAGA

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    1. Thank Obama for building an economy so strong even the orange man baby can't wreck it.

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    2. More fake troll bait. Here's the real story on our economic prosperity under the past 6 presidents:

      the economy strengthened the most between 1993 and 2000, when President Bill Clinton was in office, followed by the Obama years, 2009-2016. So, the U.S. economy did better while he was in the White House than it did under all but one of his five most recent predecessors.

      Troll got trumped again!!!


      Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/view/articles/2017-01-19/ranking-the-obama-economy

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  10. Get real. If the economy was doing better in the eight years of Obama Presidency, it would have been celebrated.
    Thank Trump for rescinding all of those Obama Excutive orders.
    Time for your "morning Joe" blogger 10:14am., and I do mean coffee!

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    1. It is celebrated. Except on the Russian and Murdoch news sites.

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    2. Those stats are real. People have been celebrating. My stock portfolio and doubled in the past few years under obama.

      You're really a fanatic
      Step away from the right wing cool ade

      Read real news

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    3. Kindly provide citations to the exact executive orders and any other actions of the Putin/Trump regime that you believe have had a measurable positive effect on the economy. Otherwise shaddup!

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    4. The only thing Trump has done is take credit for Obama's work. He's a lazy lying ass.

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  11. The most important question of the day:

    What time does the Drinking Cage(TM) open?

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    1. Why do they put those people in a cage?

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    2. They're drunkards. They serve as bad examples for the village children.

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  12. Time to get your sparklers on!!!
    Happy 4th of July
    (Tommrow)

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  13. With Donald J. Trump as president with the GOP, RNC and Republican party paying to elected this clown to office the aforementioned parties are all now known as the "Clown Parties." With all of them wearing a big fat RED NOSE like the Clown in the White house wears daily.

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    1. Get over it Hillary...you lost.

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    2. America lost. Trump kissing Putin's ass this morning is a disgrace.

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  14. You are a disgrace as an American, get over it and move on.

    We didn't like Obama, but he was still our President.

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    1. Knuckling under to President Traitor is in no way American.

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    2. Maybe you should move to a country more of your liking...

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    3. Trump Trash go to Moscow!!

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