Skip to comments.Can Donald Trump continue to defy political gravity?
Posted on 05/05/2018 9:23:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The political future of President Donald Trump and the Republican Party over the next two years really comes down to one question: Do traditional measures of popularity mean anything when it comes to Trump?
If they do, the Republican Party and Trump could be in major trouble.
Usually, we wouldn't even think to ask whether a president with around a 40% approval rating would end up hurting his political party. Yet Trump did something that was seemingly impossible in 2016: He won the presidency, despite being the most unpopular candidate since at least 1952 and with Americans seeming to like the status quo.
President Barack Obama's net favorability rating in the final Gallup poll using a -5 to +5 scale was +16 percentage points. Trump came in with a -25 percentage point net favorability rating in the same scale. That 41 point difference should have been electoral poison for Trump....
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CNN is on a mission to falsify facts!
“Why isn’t our fake news hurting Trump”?
Their frustration is becoming more apparent.
CNN sure hopes he can’t and will do everything they can to take him down.
Apparently Hillary was even more unpopular. She lost.
But, what if the actual approval number is 51% like Rasmussen says it is? And, of course, CNN leaves out the fact the Trump'a approval rating is been going up on average in all the polls. And, that strong economy benefits the party that holds the White House.
At this point, if MSM really wanted to sink Trump, they would report all the good news. Nobody would believe it.
[traditional measures of popularity] == [who the editorial staff of the New York Times admires]
CNN = Collusion, Not News
CNN are deep into the Putsch of Trump.
Perhaps CNN hasn’t seen today’s Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,337 registered voters that has Trump at...
49% approval, 49% disapproval
They still haven’t figured out how Trump won.
Wow...the only reason he was "unpopular" was the never-ending drumbeat by CNN and others against him.
And "Americans liking the status quo" -- what a joke. The Kenyan usurper forcing communism on America, trashing America mercilessly whenever he was out of the country, blocking every capital project possible, endless crony capitalism for bogus "green" projects, taking over healthcare with an unworkable socialistic system, fomenting racial strife whenever possible.
What status quo in that dog's breakfast did a rational person want to maintain? We wanted to maintain it so badly we through his hand-picked successor on the trash heap.
They saw how President Clinton became more popular during his impeachment and like President Johnson, wasn’t convicted. They probably won’t make that mistake again.
Keeping a failing (and flailing) CNN going, must cost Time-Warner a whole lot of money.
The more Trump is disparaged, the more I stand behind him. When they disparage him, they disparage me because he is the first candidate in many years that promoted my
Can CNN refrain from lying?
CNN is a joke. Their Trump bashing is relentless; 24/7. Even when they are forced to cover a Trump accomplishment in a somewhat positive way, it’s always presented in a ‘yes, but’ sort of way.