Skip to comments.The one Trump statistic that explains everything
Posted on 06/05/2018 11:57:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The Republican Party is Donald Trump's party. If there were any doubts about this, recent polling - which shows the president with near record levels of backing from Republican voters - confirms the fact.
According to a recent Gallup Poll, Mr Trump's support among members of his own party at the 500-day mark of his presidency sits at 87%, second only to George W Bush's 96%, which came nine months after the September 11 World Trade Center attacks.
A handful of other presidents since the survey started after World War II - George HW Bush, John F Kennedy, Dwight D Eisenhower and Richard Nixon - were also in the 80s, statistically even to Mr Trump's mark.
Only Gerald Ford (59%), Jimmy Carter (54%) and Harry Truman (46%) are significantly lower than the pack - and two of those men took over from a president who resigned (Richard Nixon) or died in office (Franklin Roosevelt).
Why Mr Trump's number is crucial
In the past, an 80% mark at this point would be of little note. Presidential support within their own ranks can ebb and flow, but they are the de facto leaders of their party and, particularly early in their first term, command allegiance and set the course for politics and policy.
At the moment, the US economy is rolling along, unemployment is down, the stock market is rising and the nation is at peace - key benchmarks that determine positive presidential approval, particularly among the incumbent's party faithful.....
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Any republican that doesn’t support what Trump has been doing is a dumb ass and NOT a conservative by any stretch.
Trump, like Reagan, was originally a Democrat.
He became a Republican. He evolved.
The new Republican candidate for California’s governor, also was originally a Democrat.
He became a Republican. Could just be, these people have some degree of appeal, to the full voting public.
Maybe that is why they win.
They can attract voters, from both sides of the traditional aisle.
David Frum would be deported back to Canada if I was president.
LOL we’re not a nation at peace. The left riot, assault people, and even try to assassinate politicians that they disagree with.
Trump has always been who he is. Go back to his interviews from thirty years ago. He was very pro Reagan in 1980. He wrote a policy book in 2000.
Trump from a business stand point may have helped some dems but he was never a deal
This was well documented during the primaries
Bullish, it’s no longer accurate to equate Republican with Conservative in the US.
That ship sailed about 50 years ago.
Where you globalist going to go? Bwahahahahahahah!
Appropriate for The Egregious Frum, as Pournelle liked to call him.
Another globalist shill who has read the writing on the wall.
“There is no Republican Party,” former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner said at the Mackinac Policy Conference in Michigan last Thursday. “There’s a Trump party.”
He he... Can’t we just do that anyway?
The high support is not just because Trump is a great president.
It’s also because the Democrats are now the worst they’ve ever been, not just socialist totalitarians, but virulently anti-white.
The choice is Trump or persecution.
I think these establishment Republicans speak out of both sides of their mouths.
They WANT media attention! Going along with the President lumps them together as an indistinguishable mass .... NOT as recognizable individuals who would gain notoriety and stand a greater chance of re election.
On the other hand and secretly perhaps, many more of them in fact support the President. They just allow Trump to keep ‘taking it’ for the team.
They’re cowards and duplicitous crud. I have lost ALL respect for them.
Actually there was a time when the GOP was considered the liberal party and the Democrat party, which ruled the “Solid South” which is now Republican, was considered the conservative party. Conservative is a vague term, if you take it to mean someone who believes in the REAL constitution then neither party is in that category now. In reality the bulk of the current government, regardless of court rulings to the contrary, exists in VIOLATION of the constitution.
You got that right! It is amazing how many white democrats are preaching the venomous hatred of their own people. The democrat party is the party of the mentally ill.
“I would turn it off, but sometimes it gets it right.”
But is it right more often than it is wrong?
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