Monday, April 24, 2017

Most Americans Think Trump Sucks-- But The Moron Voters Who Put Him In The White House Are Happily Sticking With Him


We're not quite at the 100 days of Trump mark yet but all the polls show him increasingly unpopular with the general public, The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll show that 54% disapprove of the job he's doing, compared with 40% who approve, a 14-point gap that is significantly wider than February's 4-point difference. 64% of the public view his first 100 days as fair or poor-- mostly (45%) poor. Qualities like temperament and honesty are still major problems for him, respectively 21% and 25% of people seeing him as strong on those characteristics. Only 27% see him as knowledgeable. Only 14% say he's off to a great start. And he's dragging his party down with him-- or perhaps his party is dragging him down with them:

When the poll looks at white with college degrees and whites without college degrees, there's a very marked split in feelings about Trump. He knew what he was saying when, during the campaign, he said he loved the poorly educated. They love him too. Only 34% of whites with degrees approve of Trump (57% disapprove) but that statistic flips on it's head when you look at whites without degrees. 56% approve of Trump and just 38% disapprove.

A poll from the Washington Post had even worse news. Just 4% of Trump voters would ditch him in a redo of the 2016 election and only 2% of Trump voters say he's been worse than expected. 62% of Trump voters say he's been better than they expected. Think about that. Gary Langer explained the poll he did for ABC News:
His challenges are considerable. Majorities say Trump lacks the judgment and the temperament it takes to serve effectively. Six in 10 doubt his honesty and trustworthiness, see him as out of touch and don't think he understands the problems of people like them. Fifty-six percent say he hasn't accomplished much in his first 100 days. And 55 percent say he doesn't follow a consistent set of principles in setting policy (though fewer see this as a problem, 48 percent).

All told, 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump's performance as president, while 53 percent disapprove. That compares to an average of 69-19 percent for past presidents at or near 100 days in office-- for example, 69-26 percent for Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama.

Still, the national survey also finds some brighter spots for the president-- chiefly in pushing for jobs and in foreign policy-- as well as deep popularity problems for the opposition party. Sixty-seven percent say the Democratic Party is out of touch with the concerns of most Americans, even more than say the same about Trump, and similar to the Republican Party (62 percent). That's a steeply negative turn for the Democrats, 19 percentage points more critical than when last asked three years ago, including especially steep losses in their own base.

Trump's better grades include broad 73 percent approval of his pressuring companies to keep jobs in the United States-- even most Democrats, liberals and nonwhites approve, three groups that are broadly critical of Trump more generally. And more than half, 53 percent, see him as a strong leader, although that compares with 77 percent for Obama at this stage.

On one specific issue, a plurality, 46 percent, says he's handling the situation with North Korea "about right," as opposed to being too aggressive (37 percent) or too cautious (just 7 percent). Similarly, a recent ABC/Post poll found 51 percent support for Trump's missile strikes on Syria; together these results make his foreign policy a comparative bright spot. They're also a contrast with Obama, seen by 53 percent as too cautious in his foreign policy in fall 2014, as he dealt with Syria and Russian intervention in Ukraine.

As noted, this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, finds no evidence of buyer's remorse among Trump supporters. Among those who report having voted for him in November, 96 percent today say it was the right thing to do; a mere 2 percent regret it. And if a rerun of the election were held today, the poll indicates even the possibility of a Trump victory in the popular vote among 2016 voters.

...Among Americans who say they voted in the 2016 election, 46 percent say they voted for Hillary Clinton and 43 percent for Trump, very close to the 2-point margin in the actual popular vote results. However, while Trump would retain almost all of his support if the election were held again today (96 percent), fewer of Clinton's supporters say they’d stick with her (85 percent), producing a 40-43 percent Clinton-Trump result in this hypothetical re-do among self-reported 2016 voters.

That's not because former Clinton supporters would now back Trump; only 2 percent of them say they'd do so, similar to the 1 percent of Trump voters who say they'd switch to Clinton. Instead, they're more apt to say they'd vote for a third-party candidate or wouldn’t vote.

In a cautionary note to her party, Clinton's 6-point drop in a hypothetical mulligan election relates to views of whether the Democratic Party is in touch with peoples' concerns. Although the sample sizes are small, those who say the party is out of touch are less likely to say they'd support Clinton again, compared with those who see it as in touch.

Still, there's no strong evidence that defectors primarily come from groups that favored Bernie Sanders in the primary. There are no broad differences by age, and liberals are 9 points more likely than moderates and conservatives to stick with Clinton. Similarly, nonwhites are 10 points more likely than whites to say they would not support Clinton again, with more than a third of them heading to the Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson.

I hear a lot of fury and hatred expressed towards Trump. Although I have a brother-in-law who voted for him, I don't know anyone else who did. I suspect most everyone I know would like to see him dropped into a tank filled with hungry sharks-- even the ones who oppose capital punishment. But what few people ever want to express out loud is the rage they feel towards the Trump voters-- our fellow countrymen. [UPDATE: This morning the mayor of a French town that voted for Le Pen yesterday says he's thinking of resigning because he doesn't want to "serve assholes."] Do you want to kill them? No? How about take away their right to vote? They suck. But you know who else sucks? Here's who-- look at these numbers closely-- and the Democratic number is so jarringly high because almost half of Democratic voters agree that the corrupt party elites-- overwhelmingly careerists-- are out of touch, which they clearly are:

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At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always, the real sadness is due to the ginormous number of complete imbeciles that make up this American shithole electorate.

If this disaster can poll 39... 40... 42% favorable, the American electorate being polled is beyond help.

Yes, the democraps are as worthless. Totally corrupt. But you figure half-ish of those polled say "wrong track" just because of the label. Then the other half of the 2/3 who say that are the ones who can still think, part of the time anyway.

Then consider that that third who know the democraps are worthless pieces of shit will still vote for one, ANY one, in the next election.

With voters this stupid and evil... how will anything EVER improve. The USA will be this open sewer forever.

At 8:02 AM, Blogger Thomas Ten Bears said...

Jesus was a Palestinian. Didn't look like that.

At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Hone said...

Yes to Anonymous above.

While not the majority of Americans, the large number of citizens who still think Trump is doing a good job is truly astounding and frightening as well as extremely depressing. Dumb ass does not go far enough to describe them. They are dangerous to our democracy and our country. No sympathy from me for these awful, ignorant and mostly stupid deplorables. Yes, stupid, a horrible word to label anyone with and along the lines of Trump's language, but if the shoe fits... I still applaud Hillary for the deplorable term, the truth is the truth and she had them pegged. There is no use catering to them. Clearly they know nothing of history, have no factual information and cannot reason or analyze to save themselves. They are to be fought against, not won over.

Regardless of any statements (lies) or supposed policies (none consistent) of Trump's, he has shown himself to be a contemptible person, an abomination of a human being. He has no compassion and does not give a damn about anyone except himself. His horrendous psychological makeup screams of obviousness. The fact that his supporters don't see this is what is really scary. They seem unaware of how evil and rotten a person he is, yet alone quite disturbed and impaired - if anything they continue to idolize him.

Growing up, I always had disdain for the Germans for Hitler's rise - how naive was I! I thought it could never happen here, in our democracy and with our stable government and a balance of powers to prevent such a takeover. Yet now it is happening here right in front of us and no one seems to be stopping him. The Republicans are not taking responsibility and the Dems are proceeding way too slowly. We are all waiting for the horror he will do that will be undoable. He is quite capable of something horrific, just to massage his own balloon of an ego. Trump should be in an orange jumpsuit along with some of his family, who are clearly using our country as if it were their own business to raid, just like they have done throughout their miserable lives. Remember, Jared Kushner's father went to prison for white collar crime. The apple does not fall far from that tree either.

At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hone, let me remind you that the democrap strategery is to allow the Rs to sate their base and royally fuck up everything. The thinking is that their voters and many who remain dormant will feel the need to rise up and, for one cycle, give the democraps a majority so they can service their donors.

Since it's very hard to thusly betray 10s of millions of voters and keep a majority, they'll gladly shrink back to irrelevancy still promising their donors that when the Nazis fuck up again, they'll be at the ready to serve them faithfully.

Remember 2009. Remember 2010-now. Remember Bernie's betrayal. Remember Elizabeth's refusal to endorse Bernie. Remember who they both DID endorse. Remember the candidates scummer and Pelosi puked up and who lost. Read their donor lists. It's very simple, really. You just need to pay attention. Even the "good ones" aren't good in any absolute sense.

At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TTB, if they showed a picture of how that mythical dude MUST have looked (think Yassir Arafat), Europe and the west (and even Africa) would have no more cat'licks cuz of congenital xenophobia.

The Clapton-as-Christ meme is due to the white Christian need to believe their embodied deity had to look like them, even though that belief is beyond delusional.

Which makes one wonder why so many Africans have been converted. Did the pope sanction a lot of Denzel-as-Christ art for those guys? Otherwise why would those guys pray to a white aryan guy pretending to be a Palestinian pretending to be THEIR savior?

Gawd humans are imbeciles!


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