Trump Job Approval at Personal Best 49%
February 5, 2020 at 7:16 PM - Views: 72 #263139
It seems impeachment gave him a boost like many predicted, and people are starting to get used to him. I honestly don’t know how, after all evidence to the contrary, you still have people who insist everyone wants him gone and that any old dem will crush Trump.
He’s doing better than Obama was at around the same time in his presidency. Obama Approval Averages 45% in February 2012. https://news.gallup.com/poll/153152/obama-approval-averages-february.aspx
February 5, 2020 at 8:22 PM #263195
February 5, 2020 at 8:25 PM #263199Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Nancy Pelosi, this is your legacy.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman
February 5, 2020 at 8:28 PM #263202
February 5, 2020 at 8:36 PM #263210MaedhrosParticipant
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Who could have predicted this?
His body recovered from his torment and became hale,
but the shadow of his pain was in his heart;
and he lived to wield his sword with left hand
more deadly than his right had been.
February 5, 2020 at 9:10 PM #263226
Yea, no kidding. But the impeach first and think later (or never as the case may be) McResistance (everyone else is a closet Trump supporter) is a coalition of tiny brains and giant egos, so they’ll never admit it backfired exactly how everyone else knew it would. They’ll either continue to insist it hurt him or pivot back to randomly blaming external forces (Russians, Sanders, racists…whatever, it doesn’t matter).
And Pelosi is still a master Machiavellian strategist who has him right where she wants him, and can clear multiple buildings in a single bound.
February 5, 2020 at 8:57 PM #263218Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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It’s the economy; people have jobs, even if they’re crap jobs, & the top 20% is doing well on their investments and real estate.
The bottom 20% rarely gets polled on this stuff, and they’re the main folks who are suffering.
February 5, 2020 at 10:08 PM #263259
I doubt that’s what’s driving it. There hasn’t been much of a change in the overall economy since he took office. All of the numbers are very similar. The pros and cons are the same now as they were in 2016. However, it might be a matter of low expectations as there was this fear he would manage to destroy literally everything within six months.. In other words, he didn’t crash it (yet), so people are like, “Not bad. Not bad at all.”
February 5, 2020 at 9:02 PM #263219bazukhovParticipant
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All things come to an end:
Today’s approval rates:
President Trump Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 42, Disapprove 55 Disapprove +13 President Trump Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 48, Disapprove 50 Disapprove +2 President Trump Job Approval Economist/YouGov Approve 44, Disapprove 54 Disapprove +10
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
February 5, 2020 at 9:56 PM #263254
Fair enough. Two out of those three new polls are not as favorable to Trump as the gallup poll from yesterday. The overall trend is what it is though. All the polls from the current period still average to 45% approval for Trump. The spread is tightening, particularly during the last couple of months, and his numbers are comparable to Obama’s at the same time in 2012. Anyone who still thinks he’ll be easy to beat is a fool.
And since the senate just found him not guilty on both articles of impeachment, well, we’ll see how things look after he’s milked that for all it’s worth. For the first time in his life he won’t have to lie.
February 5, 2020 at 9:24 PM #263235
February 5, 2020 at 10:17 PM #263270RufusTFireflyParticipant
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Unfortunately, although I fully supported impeaching Trump, a half-assed attack is worse than no attack at all.
I had the same sinking feeling during the Impeachment that I had during the 2016 election. You mean, in legitimately seeking the removal of the most corrupt president in my lifetime, I have to give a pass to the obvious corruption of the Bidens and support the resuscitation of very dangerous Cold War-style rhetoric and policies?
February 5, 2020 at 10:45 PM #263305Babel 17Participant
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Don’t despair, “Generic Democrat” still polls a lot higher than Trump. It’s the actual Democrats like Biden, Warren, and Buttigieg, who have a growing problem in how they’re seen vs. Trump by the only voters that matter, swing voters in swing states.
Look at those three as seen by a large room filled with an average sampling of those voters. Wow, do they ever have problems with that bunch’s liabilities.
Barring a recession or a major calamity, they’re at maximum disillusionment in regards Trump. But somebody like Biden still has plenty of room to sink lower in their regard. Having Warren’s lies constantly being advertised would take a toll were she the nominee, and Buttigieg is Clinton 2.0, where the more he himself campaigned in those states, among those swing voters, the worse he’d poll.
Bernie could help them all out, but I have a hunch that if he’s not the nominee he’ll hold the movement together by only campaigning for progressives, other than a few appearances for the nominee so as to make his disdain for being cheated again so obvious. Without Sanders, Trump wins, and the best that Sanders could do is to get progressives elected.
That will help ensure the party moves in more progressive direction forward, and that the DNC can partially reclaimed after the centrists leave it in rubble yet again. Like they did with Syria and Libya, now that I think about it.
FDR left behind a King Kong of a political machine, and in recent decades that legacy has been squandered.
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