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Post by tek » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:13 am

ms.tek spent the past week with her family down in VA..

In their house, never any news on the TV, no newspapers.. completely unaware of what's going on in the world.


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tek wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:13 am
ms.tek spent the past week with her family down in VA..

In their house, never any news on the TV, no newspapers.. completely unaware of what's going on in the world.
Sometimes that ain't so bad .....



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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017, 2018

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Post by TexasFilly » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:13 pm

tek wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:13 am
ms.tek spent the past week with her family down in VA..

In their house, never any news on the TV, no newspapers.. completely unaware of what's going on in the world.
And then there are those who say "I don't watch the news" in an effort to avoid discussion about the disaster they helped create with their vote. Then they will sometimes slip and say "I saw the story about that murder nearby on the news" so they really do watch the news and since most of it is all about the Dotard, they are basically FOS. Some of these people are my relatives and friends. :brickwallsmall:


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:51 pm


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proportion of each group in Quinnipiac Poll saying Trump is unfit to serve as president

independents: 53%
women: 60%
white college grads: 54%
non-college whites: 42%
age 18-34: 63%
age 65+: 55%
blacks: 89%
Hispanics: 58%
Democrats: 96%
Republicans: 7%

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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017, 2018

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Post by much ado » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:15 pm

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proportion of each group in Quinnipiac Poll saying Trump is unfit to serve as president

independents: 53%
women: 60%
white college grads: 54%
non-college whites: 42%
age 18-34: 63%
age 65+: 55%
blacks: 89%
Hispanics: 58%
Democrats: 96%
Republicans: 7%

1:18 PM - 11 Sep 2018
Those figures make one wonder what percentage of the American electorate still identify as 'Republican'.



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Post by ZekeB » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:19 pm

I just spent a weekend with three of my cousins. All are white college grads over the age of 65. One is a US citizen domiciled in Germany. That makes four white college grads, all of the opinion that Thump is unfit for office. Kindly change that statistic to 100% unfit for office. :thumbs:


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Post by Whatever4 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:48 pm

TexasFilly wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:13 pm
tek wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:13 am
ms.tek spent the past week with her family down in VA..

In their house, never any news on the TV, no newspapers.. completely unaware of what's going on in the world.
And then there are those who say "I don't watch the news" in an effort to avoid discussion about the disaster they helped create with their vote. Then they will sometimes slip and say "I saw the story about that murder nearby on the news" so they really do watch the news and since most of it is all about the Dotard, they are basically FOS. Some of these people are my relatives and friends. :brickwallsmall:
There’s people up here who only watch the local news and/or read the local paper. There’s rarely any national news on the TV local news, and only 3-4 political stories in the paper. We joke that you can tell how slow a newsday is by how many New Hampshire or Massachusetts stories make it in.


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Post by Somerset » Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:56 pm

tek wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:13 am
ms.tek spent the past week with her family down in VA..

In their house, never any news on the TV, no newspapers.. completely unaware of what's going on in the world.
The "never any news on the TV" is a good thing, in my opinion. No TV at all is better still ;)



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proportion of each group in Quinnipiac Poll saying Trump is unfit to serve as president

independents: 53%
women: 60%
white college grads: 54%
non-college whites: 42%
age 18-34: 63%
age 65+: 55%
blacks: 89%
Hispanics: 58%
Democrats: 96%
Republicans: 7%

1:18 PM - 11 Sep 2018
It's shocking that one group can see things so differently. But if you spend 15 minutes watching Fox "news", it all starts to make sense. They really are living in a different reality and it has nothing to do with spin or news with a conservative view.


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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017, 2018

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Post by Chilidog » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:14 am

What irritates me about these pols is that one data point is consistently not reported.

Only 25% of the 1,000 people surveyed self identified as Republican.



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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:48 am

WaPo - Greg Sargent
The anti-Trump backlash is gathering force. These new polls confirm it.

The anti-Trump backlash is about to collide violently with the GOP’s structural, counter-majoritarian advantages in this election — and the winner of the clash will decide whether President Trump will be subjected to genuine oversight or will effectively be given even freer reign to unleash more corruption and more authoritarianism, while expanding his cruel, ethnonationalist and plutocratic agenda.

Three new polls this morning confirm that this anti-Trump backlash is running strong, with less than two months to go until the midterm elections:
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that Democrats have opened up a 14-point lead in the battle for the House, 52-38. Voters want Congress to be more of a check on Trump by 58 percent to 27 percent.

A new CNN poll finds that Americans approve of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation by 50-38, a new high in CNN polling. By 61-33, Americans say it is examining a “serious matter that should be fully investigated,” as opposed to the “witch hunt” that Trump rage-tweeted about again this morning.

A new NPR/Marist poll finds that Democrats lead by 12 points in the battle for the House, 50-38. Trump’s approval is at 39-52, making this the fifth recent poll to put Trump below 40 percent.


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Post by Addie » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:59 pm

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Trump Says His Accomplishments Are Great. The Public Isn’t Buying It.

As he gears up for a difficult midterm election, President Donald Trump has campaigned on a record of massive accomplishments: a nuke deal with North Korea, the death of Obamacare and a sweeping tax reform package that has benefited America’s middle class.

Much of it is Trumpian embellishment. And a new Ipsos poll conducted for The Daily Beast shows that the public, simply put, isn’t buying it.

In the poll, only 6 percent of respondents said they believe North Korea had “destroyed its stockpile of nuclear weapons in the last year;” 68 percent said the country had not; and 26 percent said they don’t know. Trump has claimed that North Korea is “no longer a nuclear threat” though international inspectors say it is still building its arsenal. Those who have not bought the president’s line include his fellow Republicans, 66 percent of whom said that North Korea had, in fact, not destroyed its stockpile.

The survey also asked whether the Affordable Care Act had “been fully repealed.” Just 6 percent of respondents believed—erroneously—that that was the case while 70 percent said that was false and 23 percent said they did not know. Among Democrats, 76 percent said that the law known as Obamacare had not been fully repealed and among Republicans, 75 percent said the same. President Trump has oscillated in his approach to the subject at campaign rallies. More often than not, he criticizes the deceased Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) whose last-minute “no” vote sunk the Senate’s repeal effort. But because the individual mandate was repealed as part of the Republican tax reform package, he often concludes that the ACA was “essentially dead.”

The Ipsos survey also asked voters whether the aftermath of Hurricane Maria was “handled well by the government.” Just 18 percent said that it was while 60 percent said it was not and 22 percent said they did not know. Trump has said his administration has done a “fantastic job” in Puerto Rico and cast doubt on the number of people killed in the storm. Only 39 percent of Republicans said his government did a good job in the storm’s aftermath.



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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017, 2018

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Post by Addie » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:13 pm

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Poll: Americans worry U.S. is losing allies, support for global engagement rises

Americans reject key elements of President Trump’s “America First” agenda, expressing near-record support for global engagement amid widespread worries that the United States is losing allies around the world, according to a poll from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

The newly released survey shows majorities offering positive attitudes about the value of international trade, the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear agreement. A majority also agrees the United States should make concessions to other U.N. countries in the conduct of foreign affairs. Notably, support for these views has increased since a similar poll taken a year ago, with several attitudes changing among Republicans and independents as well as Democrats. ...

The survey, conducted in July among 2,046 U.S. adults, found that 70 percent of Americans say it is best for the United States to take an active part in world affairs, up from 63 percent in 2017 and 58 percent in 2014. At the same time, 57 percent say that this country has been losing allies over the past year, while 56 percent say relations between the United States and other countries have been worsening in general.

On Monday, Trump touted Mexico and Canada’s agreement to modify the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he had labeled one of the worst trade deals in U.S. history. The survey found support for the original deal rising from 53 percent last year to 63 percent this summer, the highest level in Chicago Council surveys since 2004.
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Vox: Trump’s wildly unpopular foreign policy, in 2 polls

Taken together, the two polls point to a troubling trend: The president is leading a foreign policy strategy that few people on Earth want him to pursue.



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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017, 2018

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Post by Addie » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:27 am

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Majority of Americans Disagree with Trump's 'America First' Message: Poll

President Donald Trump has made his “America First” platform the centerpiece of his administration's policy efforts and his campaign for reelection, but a new poll shows that the majority of Americans don’t quite agree with the sentiment.

A new Pew poll found that 55 percent of Americans believe that “the U.S. should take into account the interests of its allies in foreign policy, even if it means making compromises with them.” About 38 percent of respondents believed that the U.S. should follow its own national interests, “even when its allies strongly disagree.” ...

The Pew survey found that a slight majority of adults, 51 percent, in the U.S. do believe that other countries treat America unfairly while 42 percent say that “other countries treat the U.S. about as fairly as we treat them." But that number has shifted dramatically from where it was in the 1990s, when 70 percent of adults said they believed that other countries were taking advantage of the U.S.

“These changes are largely attributable to a shift in views among Democrats and Democratic leaners,” said Pew. “In 1999, about two-thirds of Democrats (68 percent) said other countries often take unfair advantage of the U.S.; just 28 percent say that today.”

The national survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center on September 18-24 among 1,754 adults, including 1,439 registered voters.



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Post by bob » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:51 pm

538 presently lists the president's approval rating at 43%, which the highest it has been since March 2017. (The disapproval rating is 52%, which is comparatively low for this president.)


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Post by Suranis » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:48 pm

With the amount of dark money sloshing about a rise was inevitable. But... to 43%? how much are they spending for every point?


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Post by Addie » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:59 pm

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Trump Approval Rating Plunges Amid Violence as Midterms Approach

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating plunged 4 percentage points last week amid a wave of violence, the latest troubling signal for Republican chances in upcoming midterm elections.

Forty percent of Americans approved of Trump’s performance as commander in chief, according to Gallup polling during the week ending Oct. 28. That was down from 44% the prior week, an unusually steep decline for the poll, which is based on a survey of 1,500 U.S. adults conducted Monday through Sunday each week.

Some of the polling was done before the attacks. The drop was the sharpest since June 24—when Trump’s weekly job approval declined to 41% from 45% the previous week—amid controversy over his administration’s policy of separating families apprehended illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.

A series of mail bombs to prominent Trump critics and a deadly attack at a Pennsylvania synagogue have stirred criticism of the president’s polarizing rhetoric, especially as the November midterm elections approach. Trump has in turn blamed the news media for fomenting public anger and on Monday revived his characterization of the press as the “Enemy of the People.”



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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017, 2018

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Post by Addie » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:31 am

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The economy is soaring. Donald Trump? Not so much. ...

But President Donald Trump is anything but traditional. And even as the economy has soared, his job approval numbers have stayed stagnant -- and low. In the latest Gallup weekly tracking poll, just 40% of Americans approved of the job he was doing while 54% disapproved. An NPR/PBS/Marist poll released earlier this week showed similar numbers, with Trump's job approval at 41%.

And, as Gallup's Jeffrey M. Jones noted in a recent analysis on the midterms: "55% of Americans rate current economic conditions as excellent or good and 12% as poor, for a net rating of +43. That is far better than the average net rating of +10 since 1994 and better than in all recent midterms except 1998." (WaPo's Philip Bump has a terrific analysis of this data -- and Trump -- here.) ...

Unlike past presidents, Trump is simply not getting the credit for what is broadly acknowledged as a very strong economy. And the reason is almost certainly because people do not like him or approve of him personally.

Here's a data point to back that claim up. Usually a president's personal favorable ratings are significantly higher than his job approval ratings. The reason is simple: People may dislike a president's policies but they tend to admire or at least respect him as a person, or husband and father. So they are far more likely to say they view him personally in a more favorable light while disapproving of the job he is doing.

With Trump, there's none of that. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, Trump's job approval is at 44% while his personal favorability is 42%. There's just no difference between people who think he is doing a good job and people who like him. The opinions are one and the same.



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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017, 2018

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Post by Addie » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:20 pm

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Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Worse Than Obama’s, Clinton’s When They Suffered Massive Defeats in Midterm Elections

In an election viewed in part as a referendum on his first two years in office, President Donald Trump will go into the 2018 midterms with an approval rating below that of Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton when they saw the Democratic Party suffer crippling losses during their first midterm elections.

Trump’s approval rating sat at 40 percent, according to Gallup’s results from October 29 to November 4. Obama registered a 45 percent approval rating prior to the 2010 midterms and Clinton 46 percent just before the 1994 elections.

The current president had seen his approval rating remain steady throughout his second year in office but had any improvement on the sharp decline he suffered in 2017. A CNN poll released Monday indicated a 39 percent approval rating for Trump, one of his lowest marks of the year, but his average of 43.7 percent of other major national polls reflected most of his results in 2018.

The latest CNN poll’s results largely showed many voters view this year’s midterms as an up or down vote on Trump. Forty-two percent of respondents said their vote would represent “opposition” to Trump, while 28 percent said their vote would be to show support for the president.

Still, another 28 percent their vote did not hinge on their view of the current commander-in-chief.



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Post by Addie » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:07 pm

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Gallup: 60 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump

Six-in-ten Americans disapprove of President Trump’s job performance, matching an all-time high for his disapproval rating in the Gallup Poll.

A weekly presidential job approval tracker released Monday found that 60 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance, while 38 percent said they approve as of the week ending Nov. 25.

The president’s disapproval rating has largely hovered in the mid-50 percent range in the Gallup poll, but this week marks the fourth time it has hit 60 percent.

It previously hit that threshold in August 2017 in the aftermath of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., again in late October of 2017 and once more in December 2017 around the time the GOP passed its tax-cut legislation.



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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017, 2018

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Post by Addie » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:54 am

WaPo - Greg Sargent
As Trump slides in a new poll, reality begins piercing the bubble

A new CNN poll finds that Trump’s approval rating is mired at 39 percent, and it shows that even as ongoing investigations involving Trump and his orbit are bearing fruit, the American people continue to support the probe and believe it is turning up evidence of wrongdoing. The highlights:
Only 29 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s handling of the Russia investigation, down from 33 percent last month, while the percentage disapproving has risen to 57 percent.

50 percent say Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s probe is very or somewhat likely to implicate Trump personally in wrongdoing, versus 43 percent who say it won’t.

A plurality of 44 percent say Trump did something unethical by concealing his effort to build a Trump Tower in Moscow while campaigning for president, while another 26 percent say he did something unwise, and an abysmal 23 percent say he did nothing wrong. That last one, by the way, is Trump’s position.

59 percent say Russian interference in the election is a serious matter that should be investigated, versus only 35 percent who say it’s about discrediting Trump’s presidency -- i.e., that it’s what Trump calls a “witch hunt.”

54 percent say the things Trump has said about the investigation are completely or mostly false, versus only 36 percent who say they’re true.
It’s true that approval of Mueller’s handling of the investigation is at 43 percent, also a drop, but Mueller is still in positive territory, and he’s far higher than Trump. The bottom line is that large percentages of Americans -- far more than the opposite -- say the investigation is pursuing legitimate and important matters; that Trump has been lying about the investigation; that it is already revealing wrongdoing on Trump’s part; and that it will likely reveal still more of the same.



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Post by Addie » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:58 pm

Business Insider: Here's a map showing how Trump's approval ratings in each state have changed since he took office






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Post by bob » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:04 pm

The states that have a positive rating (on the November 2018 map) have 224 electoral votes. Ohio, which is neutral, has 18 votes.

And that's without even trying to win the slightly negative ("pink") states, which (including Ohio) have 94 votes.


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