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Post by Addie » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:41 pm

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Poll: Trump's approval rating hits new low in Pew poll

A new poll released Thursday shows President Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low.

The Pew Research Center poll finds that just 32 percent of Americans approve of how Trump is handling his job as president. Sixty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove.

Trump’s 32-percent approval rating is a new low in the Pew poll. The group’s most recent survey, conducted in October, found Trump held a 34 percent approval rating after three consecutive surveys dating back to February measured his approval rating at 39 percent.

The 63 percent of Americans who disapprove of Trump’s job as president is the highest Pew has measured in the poll, topping a previous high of 59 percent in Pew’s October survey.


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Addie wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:41 pm
The Hill
Poll: Trump's approval rating hits new low in Pew poll

A new poll released Thursday shows President Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low.

The Pew Research Center poll finds that just 32 percent of Americans approve of how Trump is handling his job as president. Sixty-three percent of Americans say they disapprove.

Trump’s 32-percent approval rating is a new low in the Pew poll. The group’s most recent survey, conducted in October, found Trump held a 34 percent approval rating after three consecutive surveys dating back to February measured his approval rating at 39 percent.

The 63 percent of Americans who disapprove of Trump’s job as president is the highest Pew has measured in the poll, topping a previous high of 59 percent in Pew’s October survey.
*sigh*

Trump's aggregate net approval rate is about 1% above its all time low - slightly down (at -19.1%) from where it has been sitting for several weeks. Ignoring polling except when it drives a desired narrative (at least if you squint at it out of the corner of your eye), especially just a single data point like this, is not a valid way to use statistics.

If you look at net approval on 538's interactive figure, you will see that Trump's rating has been extremely stable since the summer. In other words, nothing that happened this fall really moved the needle at all. Which, if you think about what's happened, is pretty remarkable. But it doesn't seem to be a story the pollsters and data pundits want to push.


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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017

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Post by Suranis » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:50 pm

There is one angle however that IS interesting. Trump appears to be down 17 points among Evengelicals since febyary, whichis a significant core of his base. At a guess, they thought Pense would be in the chair by now.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/742212/t ... e-february
A new survey from the Pew Research Center found broad agreement among Democrats and Republicans about the high importance of the GOP tax legislation, a sharp partisan split over Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion, and almost no good news for President Trump on his job approval. Overall, 32 percent of Americans (and 34 percent of registered voters) approve of Trump's performance down from 39 percent in February, and most of the losses are from conservatives.

Trump still has majority support from Republicans (76 percent) and white evangelical Protestants (61 percent), but those are the only groups polled where Trump's approval rating is higher than 46 percent. The 17-point drop among evangelicals since February is especially steep.

Since February, Trump’s job approval has ticked down among Republicans, Republican leaners



Trump's support also dropped significantly among white Americans without a college degree, Catholics, and moderate Republicans. He has a 7 percent approval rating among black Americans and also Democrats, and the only demographic where his approval ratings is unchanged is Hispanics, steady at 17 percent. The poll was conducted among 1,503 adults from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4, and it has a margin of sampling error of ±2.9 percentage points. Peter Weber
Of course, as Heisenberg might say, that is just looking at 2 data points. Lots of swings and roundabouts might have happened in between. But still it is interesting in a trend setting way.


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Post by Addie » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:23 pm

Newsweek
Trump Should Resign Now Over Sexual Harassment Claims, More Than Half of Americans Believe in New Poll ...

No. Instead, a majority of American voters believe President Donald Trump should resign due to the allegations of sexual harassment against him, according to the results of a Public Policy Polling survey released Thursday morning.

As the nationwide #MeToo movement takes down powerful men accused of serious sexual misdeeds, 53 percent of those surveyed said Trump should resign amid accusations of 19 women who claim the billionaire Republican sexually harassed them before he ascended to the nation’s highest political office.

In contrast, only 42 percent believed Trump should remain president.

Concurrently, 53 percent of those surveyed said they believe the women accusing Trump, while 31 percent did not believe the accusers’ stories. Trump has repeatedly denied the accusations against him, going so far as to call them “fake news.” ...

Like in many polls involving Trump, respondents' answers hinged greatly on whether they voted for Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Only 12 percent of Trump voters called for him to resign because of the harassment claims compared with 86 percent of Clinton voters who believe that he should leave office.


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Post by Slartibartfast » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:18 pm

Suranis,

Looking at two data points and asking what happened between them is methodologically sound* whereas looking at one data point and building a narrative around it is an ass pull. Too, also, you don't start speculating on "why" and "what does it mean" which are, in my opinion, where most data pundits get caught up in their own narratives. Data science is unforgiving to those in the throes of the Dunning-Krueger effect (both ways), because avoiding that trap means that you can't say very much unless you have the relevant expertise and have "done the math" yourself and, even then, your audience probably wont understand as well as you think they do.

* It doesn't necessarily tell us much, but what it does tell us is reliable if one doesn't overreach.

Anyway, if you're a data scientist, you want gobs of data, not just a few points -- every bit of data that you can reliably vet and capture. Problem is that political polling gives you data sets that are small, vague, and hard to validate. As a result, most data scientists work where their talents can be used more effectively. Too, also, polling is a passive application of data (i.e. trying to determine the shape of the territory) rather than an active one (trying to reshape the territory), so the intelligence generated from it is much less valuable. That being said, I've been keeping an eye on 538's approval rating tracker and have some thoughts.

108 days ago Trump's net approval reached its all-time low of -20.3%. Today it has once again broken 20% and sits at 20.2% last I checked. From it's low, it rose to -14.5% about a month after its low and has declining slowly (although it has picked up a little speed lately) since. In the past, I've given a rule of thumb that a swing isn't very significant unless it's over 5%. Well, this may have happened over the course of 3 months, but it is big enough to potentially be significant. Furthermore, if it continues to decrease I think that would be very significant -- evidence of erosion of his core supporters (such as the evangelicals that Suranis pointed out). You may have noticed that most of the talk of Trump's "historically low approval ratings" has been qualified by "at this point in his presidency". For all of you that translated that as "I am being lied to with statistics", good job! Let's take a look at why we're only supposed to look "at this point in his presidency" and what we see if we look at all of his presidency compared with all of the other presidencies...

The first thing we see is that the usefulness of that qualifier has a limited shelf life. Truman hit -19% during his second year (and bottomed out at -40.9% on day 2,517) and, too, also at day 133 Trump's net approval (-15.7%) was barely lower than Clinton's (-13.2%), so it isn't necessarily that much of a superlative in any case. But let's look at all the data from previous presidents and see what that says. In order to do so I'm introducing two additional metrics: total approval and average approval -- the integral of net approval and the integral divided by the length of the interval you're integrating over respectively. While I will leave the actual calculation of these numbers as an exercise, this is one way to compare fruits instead of apples and oranges (it's the end of apple season in Michigan :crying: ). And areas under curves are easy to visualize too, also.

Barack Obama

Looking at the first 328 days, the two graphs look very similar. Obama started higher and dropped a little quicker, but both show a general downward trend. President Obama gets some small bumps and dips (they might align with events or might just be noise) while Trump has a peak that likely corresponds with the appointment of a special counsel and what looks to my eye like it could be an inflection point (or just some wishful thinking) around when indictments started being handed down. If we look out over all of Obama's presidency we see several jumps that look significant and can probably be tied to events and an overall trend that bottomed out at -13.2% (about a year after his reelection) before rising to 19.6% by the end.

By this point in his presidency, Obama's approval had remained in positive territory while Trump was almost immediately underwater, but the shape of the curves are similar -- as is the pre-9/11 approval of GWB. This could be a result of the increasingly hyper-partisan environment or just an artifact. Over the full 8 years it looks like Obama's total approval (and average approval) would be relatively modest, but positive, although once his net approval dropped below zero it stayed there except for a couple of brief periods and the last year of his presidency.

George W Bush

W's first 329 days also look similar to a upwardly translated version of Trump's... until 9/11. Bush also got jumps for (at a guess) invading Afghanistan and Iraq, which contrasts with the general downward trend of the rest of his presidency, except for a mild bump during his reelection campaign. He hit his low of -45.7% approval amid the financial crisis and didn't have much of a lame duck bounce. He probably has a negative average approval over 8 years, but it's too close to be sure without running the numbers.

Bill Clinton

Clinton's first 329 days look very different than Trump's, with several jumps that could presumably be linked to events rather than Trump's relatively smooth graph. Over the full 8 years he wasn't underwater very much and clearly had a much higher average approval than any of his successors.

George HW Bush

Poppy Bush had a somewhat volatile but consistently high approval at this point in his presidency, leading to a large dip followed by an even larger jump and then a long plummet from early in his third year to the middle of his fourth (probably the First Gulf War was the culprit here) until his low water mark of -31.8% before losing reelection and getting a lame duck bounce into positive territory. From the looks of it, his average approval was still even higher than Clinton's. Too, also, the graph is becoming blockier as polling was less frequent as we head toward Truman. Personally, I'd prefer to see the individual data points rather than the flat lines connecting them so as to better visualize the frequency of polling back in the day, but so it goes...

Will do the rest when I get some time. If you're thinking "Meh. Slarti's not really saying anything interesting.", then you are getting my point: data punditry is generally either unjustified (i.e. "lying with statistics") or boring -- which is not to say that interesting and valid information can't be found, it just requires more effort, expertise, and resources than most data pundits have. If you agree with anything a data pundit says, you should do everything you can to prove that it is fallacious (actually, "a data pundit says" is not necessary in this sentence). In fact, there is no other way to maintain a scientific viewpoint and avoid confirmation bias.

Ronald Reagan

Jimmy Carter

Gerald Ford

Richard Nixon

Lyndon B Johnson

John F Kennedy

Dwight D Eisenhower

Harry S Truman


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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017

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Post by Addie » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:44 pm

New York Daily News
Large majority of Americans think Trump did something illegal or unethical in regards to Russia ties

President Trump calls the Russia investigation a witch hunt, but a large majority of Americans are convinced that he’s done something wicked.

Forty percent of respondents said that the commander-in-chief had committed a crime while another 32% saying that he had at least done something unethical, according to an AP-NORC poll.

Only 25% said that he had done nothing wrong in regard to his ties to Russia.

Almost two-thirds, 63%, said he had tried to impede or obstruct the investigation into Russian election meddling and potential ties to his campaign, though those numbers have not changed since June in the aftermath of his firing FBI Director James Comey.


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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017

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Post by Suranis » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:48 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Suranis,
Well, yeah, that's what my reference to Heisenberg was stating. His Uncertainty Principle states that if you are looking at 2 points of measurement you are just looking at 2 moments in time, and you have no idea what is happening between those points.

However my point was not about that. The Evangelicals are one of Trumps hardest core constituencies, and a drop of 17 points even for a split second means that he is eating into that base. he is sowing doubts. That is significant, because it means he cannot count on them as much as before. And that has consequences when it comes to election time.

As we just saw in Alabama, where Republicans stayed home despite his direct intervention, and robocalling.

Obama was a popular President in 3/4 of the country whose average popularity was dragged down by his deep unpopularity in the south AND who was NOT utilized by most Democrats in of year elections as they were afraid to touch him. In 2014 every delegate that allowed Obama to campaign with them won, apart from Gov Albercrombie.


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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017

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Post by Slartibartfast » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:41 pm

Suranis wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:48 pm
Slartibartfast wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:18 pm
Suranis,
Well, yeah, that's what my reference to Heisenberg was stating. His Uncertainty Principle states that if you are looking at 2 points of measurement you are just looking at 2 moments in time, and you have no idea what is happening between those points.

Not my point nor a valid reference to the uncertainty principle (which states that you can't measure both the position and the momentum of a particle precisely at the same time). My point was that interpolating the behavior BETWEEN two points (as you did) is methodologically much more robust than extrapolating the behavior OUTSIDE of a group of points (as data pundits frequently do). In this case, you know the change between the two points (assuming the data is valid) and can reasonably infer quite a bit from that knowledge.

However my point was not about that. The Evangelicals are one of Trumps hardest core constituencies, and a drop of 17 points even for a split second means that he is eating into that base.

A drop for a split second is most likely an artifact and of no statistical significance (even if it is real). A 17 point change (in the same poll conducted with the same methodology) over a period of time is significant (although one should always be careful about sample size issues in crosstabs -- how many evangelicals were polled* each time). I'm not complaining about your conclusions, just your sloppy use of polling and its inappropriate implications.

* Was that a difference of 17 out of 100 or just 1 in 6?



he is sowing doubts. That is significant, because it means he cannot count on them as much as before. And that has consequences when it comes to election time.

I believe you are thinking about this in completely the wrong way. I would say that there is an opportunity to micro-target a tailored message using the appropriate framing* to turn one of Trump's core constituencies against him. These are the sort of opportunities that Hillary (and the Democrats in general) routinely squander. But that's another issue...

* Everyone needs to read this article again.**

** If you haven't read it before, read it twice. If you don't understand the underpinnings of right-wing propaganda, you will be helpless to fight it. Seriously.


As we just saw in Alabama, where Republicans stayed home despite his direct intervention, and robocalling.

"Direct intervention"? Is that what you're calling his tweets these days? Too (also), how much effectiveness would you expect robocalling to have?
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Obama was a popular President in 3/4 of the country whose average popularity was dragged down by his deep unpopularity in the south AND who was NOT utilized by most Democrats in of year elections as they were afraid to touch him.

Alternatively, that could be seen as President Obama failing to counter the right-wing framing that painted him as hyper-partisan and corrupt followed by the Democrats illustrating the adage "Hang"* with an inane unforced error.

* To those who aren't Terry Pratchett fans, why aren't you?**

** ...hm? Oh, in other words, we must all hang together or we'll all hang separately.



In 2014 every delegate that allowed Obama to campaign with them won, apart from Gov Albercrombie.

Well, Abercrombie never seemed to be the sharpest tool in the box, but it is appalling that you have to talk about campaigns allowing the president to help them rather than being allowed to get help from the POTUS.


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Post by Suranis » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:58 pm

Yes, it would have been nice to have the democratic party having Obama's back for 30 seconds, or the media reporting on she he actually did. But then they werent blathing "But Hillary's Email" or "But Al Franken" either, and I'm sure if if Killery or Frankenstien had just stared at them roughly the Dems would have developed spines and the media would have shut up, just like they did for Obama. :roll:


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Post by Slartibartfast » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:27 pm

Suranis wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Yes, it would have been nice to have the democratic party having Obama's back for 30 seconds, or the media reporting on she he actually did. But then they werent blathing "But Hillary's Email" or "But Al Franken" either, and I'm sure if if Killery or Frankenstien had just stared at them roughly the Dems would have developed spines and the media would have shut up, just like they did for Obama. :roll:
You don't develop spines FOR someone, you do it for yourself. And you don't do it by supporting a person, you do it by supporting a principle and applying it fairly and uniformly. Most Democrats individually chose to run away from their president and they paid for it. And in my opinion they will keep paying for being spineless fools until they find some principles and stick to them.


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Post by Suranis » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:00 pm

Well Good to know Ralf Nader and Bernie Sanders succeeded in pushing forward their agenda by sticking by their principles. Because, from the outside, it looks like their principles caused their country to slide backwards. And they never bothered to build a coalition to, you know, do anything.

Seems principles alone are not the answer. And I wonder why the hell I'm having this conversation when all I wanted to do was illustrate a minor point about poll numbers. *shrug*


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Post by gupwalla » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:32 pm

Suranis wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:00 pm
Well Good to know Ralf Nader and Bernie Sanders succeeded in pushing forward their agenda by sticking by their principles. Because, from the outside, it looks like their principles caused their country to slide backwards. And they never bothered to build a coalition to, you know, do anything.

Seems principles alone are not the answer. And I wonder why the hell I'm having this conversation when all I wanted to do was illustrate a minor point about poll numbers. *shrug*
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Associated Press
AP-NORC Poll: 52 percent say country worse off under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close.

That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey shows less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters.

Among Republicans, just half say Trump has kept his promises, which included vows to overhaul his predecessor's health care law, withdraw the U.S. from a nuclear accord with Iran and invest millions in new projects to fix the nation's aging infrastructure. None of those steps have been taken.

Just three in 10 Americans said the U.S. is heading in the right direction, and 52 percent said the country is worse off since Trump became president.
Adding:
Independent: Less than a quarter of Americans think Donald Trump has kept his campaign promises, poll finds


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Post by pipistrelle » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:49 pm

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Independent: Less than a quarter of Americans think Donald Trump has kept his campaign promises, poll finds
Yeah, but that's a good thing.



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Public opposition to tax bill grows as vote approaches

WASHINGTON (CNN)With the House of Representatives set to vote on the Republican tax reform bill Tuesday before sending it to the Senate and then the President's desk for signing on Wednesday, the plan faces growing opposition and a widespread perception that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

Opposition to the bill has grown 10 points since early November, and 55% now oppose it. Just 33% say they favor the GOP's proposals to reform the nation's tax code.

Two-thirds see the bill as doing more to benefit the wealthy than the middle class (66%, vs. 27% who say it'll do more to benefit the middle class) and almost four in 10 (37%) say that if the bill becomes law, their own family will be worse off. That's grown five points since early November. Just 21% say they'll be better off if the bill becomes law.

President Donald Trump, the bill's salesperson-in-chief, lands at an overall 35% approval rating in this poll, his worst mark yet in CNN polling by one point. Trump's approval ratings continue to be the lowest for any modern president at this point in his presidency. As of December of their first year in office, all first-time elected presidents back to Eisenhower have approval ratings of 49% or higher except for Trump.

More than six in 10 (63%) see the tax bill as leaving the President and his family better off. Just 5% think it harms the Trump clan. And disapproval of the President's handling of taxes has risen six points in the last month, to 57%.


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Poll: Half of voters think Trump should resign because of sexual misconduct allegations

Half of American voters believe President Trump should resign because of allegations of sexual misconduct, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday.

The poll, conducted from Dec. 13-18, found 59 percent of women and 41 percent of men believe Trump should resign because of the allegations. Voters are split sharply along party lines on the issue, with 85 percent of Democrats calling for his resignation, and only 7 percent of Republicans saying he should step down.

Trump has faced allegations of sexual misconduct from more than a dozen women, with several coming forward while he was a presidential candidate in 2016. ...

Voters are split on how Democrats are handling the issue of sexual harassment in politics, with 44 percent approving and 44 percent disapproving.
Adding:
Newsweek: Trump Is A Hothead Who Is Doing A Bad Job—And Half The Country Thinks He Should Resign, Poll Shows


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Quinnipiac University
December 19, 2017 - U.S. Voter Economic Outlook Hits All-Time High, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Voters Disapprove Of Trump's Handling Of Economy ...

President Barack Obama is mostly responsible for the state of the economy, 45 percent of voters, including 29 percent of Republicans, say, while 43 percent say President Donald Trump is responsible.

In fact, voters disapprove 51 - 44 percent of the way President Trump is handling the economy.

American voters disapprove 59 - 37 percent with the way Trump is doing his job overall and give him low grades on most character traits:
62 - 34 percent that he is not honest;
62 - 35 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
62 - 37 percent, that he does not care about average Americans;
70 - 28 percent that he is not level headed;
57 - 40 percent that he is a strong person;
52 - 45 percent that he is intelligent;
65 - 32 percent that he does not share their values.
"Confidence in the economy is eclipsed by profound doubts about the president's level headedness, honesty, empathy for fellow Americans and handling of foreign policy," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"A big bag of coal under the Mar-a-Lago tree from a voting public that has little confidence in the president."


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Post by bob » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:20 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:18 pm
108 days ago Trump's net approval reached its all-time low of -20.3%.
On Saturday, the president hit new lows of 57.5% disapprove/36.4% approve/-21.1% net.

Net approval is presently at -20.3%.


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Post by Suranis » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:55 pm

That's ok. Apparently Hillary Clintons approval has also gone down :daydream:


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Approval of ... what exactly?

I mean, how's THAT poll worded?

Question #1:
Do you approve/disapprove of Hillary Clinton's performance in her non-governmental, non-job of general random private person who used to be a politician in a previous administration but now has exactly zero impact on you in any way, shape, or form?

1. LOCK HER UP!
2. BENGHAZI!
3. I don't listen to politics
4. BUTTER EMAILS!
5. BERNIE WOODA WON! But OK, fine, whatever.

Question #2:
Do you approve/disapprove of former Secretary of State (1881-1881) James Gillespie Blaine's present employment as a dead person...
Oh and the same article says Trumps approval is "around 40%." Yes, and I've "around" a full head of hair.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... record-low


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Post by vic » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:55 am

Suranis wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:55 pm
That's ok. Apparently Hillary Clintons approval has also gone down :daydream:


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Approval of ... what exactly?

I mean, how's THAT poll worded?

Question #1:
Do you approve/disapprove of Hillary Clinton's performance in her non-governmental, non-job of general random private person who used to be a politician in a previous administration but now has exactly zero impact on you in any way, shape, or form?

1. LOCK HER UP!
2. BENGHAZI!
3. I don't listen to politics
4. BUTTER EMAILS!
5. BERNIE WOODA WON! But OK, fine, whatever.

Question #2:
Do you approve/disapprove of former Secretary of State (1881-1881) James Gillespie Blaine's present employment as a dead person...
Oh and the same article says Trumps approval is "around 40%." Yes, and I've "around" a full head of hair.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... record-low
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Post by Slim Cognito » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:11 am

vic wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:55 am
Suranis wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:55 pm
That's ok. Apparently Hillary Clintons approval has also gone down :daydream:


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Approval of ... what exactly?

I mean, how's THAT poll worded?

Question #1:
Do you approve/disapprove of Hillary Clinton's performance in her non-governmental, non-job of general random private person who used to be a politician in a previous administration but now has exactly zero impact on you in any way, shape, or form?

1. LOCK HER UP!
2. BENGHAZI!
3. I don't listen to politics
4. BUTTER EMAILS!
5. BERNIE WOODA WON! But OK, fine, whatever.

Question #2:
Do you approve/disapprove of former Secretary of State (1881-1881) James Gillespie Blaine's present employment as a dead person...
Oh and the same article says Trumps approval is "around 40%." Yes, and I've "around" a full head of hair.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... record-low
Off Topic
"Around" made me think of this, which I saw on Facebook today:
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Thanks guys! I so needed that laugh.



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Re: Presidential Approval Polls 2017

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Post by Addie » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:36 pm

The Hill
Poll: Majority disapprove of Trump's handling of Russia probe

A majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a CNN poll released Thursday found.

The poll, conducted Dec. 14-17, showed 56 percent of Americans disapprove of the president’s handling of it, while 32 percent approve.

Multiple congressional committees are conducting separate investigations into Russian influence in the 2016 election.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is conducting a criminal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. His probe has thus far yielded two indictments and two guilty pleas.

The responses in the poll were largely split along party lines, with 63 percent of Republicans approving of Trump’s handling of the investigation, compared to just 12 percent of Democrats.

The same poll found higher approval ratings for Mueller’s handling of the investigation, with 47 percent of Americans giving the special counsel positive marks. Thirty-four percent disapprove of Mueller’s handling of the probe.
Adding:
CNN: Most Americans doubt Trump on Russia probe, while Mueller approval tilts positive


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Post by Addie » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:43 am

U.S. News & World Report
Donald Trump Hits New Lows in Poll

Donald Trump has "lost the support and respect of a majority of Americans in his first year as president," a prominent pollster says in assessing the final survey research of 2017.

Peter Hart, a Democrat who helps conduct the nonpartisan NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, said his final survey shows that, "Both his job performance and personal approval ratings represent new lows. His average job approval rating for the year is 40 percent and his positive personal score was less than 40 percent for 11 of the past 12 months. Our focus groups for Emory University underscore that even Trump voters find him personally erratic."

Among the words used to describe him are: incompetent, bad, child like, troubled, loose cannon, despicable, cold, immature, narcissist, crazy, embarrassing, ignorant, and fights back, Hart told reporters in an email.

Only 26 percent of voters say he will be a successful president and 44 percent say he will be unsuccessful, with the remainder withholding final judgment, Hart noted.

In good news for Trump, 40 percent say he has "made the economy better" while 21 percent disagree. But other factors such as Trump's impulsiveness and perceived erratic behavior are overriding this relatively positive assessment on the economy, with the Democrats gaining an edge over Trump's Republicans on which party is better at dealing with the economy. About 63 percent say Trump's tax plan, approved by Congress this week, is "designed to benefit corporations and rich Americans."


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Post by Addie » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:38 pm

Politico
Obama edges out Trump as most-admired man

President Donald Trump is the second-most admired man in the world among Americans, joining a small group of incumbent presidents who failed to win Gallup’s top distinction while in office.

Trump’s predecessor, former President Barack Obama, and vanquished general election opponent, Hillary Clinton, retain their titles as the man and woman Americans most admire, according to the Gallup poll released Wednesday morning.

Obama edged out Trump, 17 percent to 14 percent, to win his 10th most-admired title. He won the year he was elected president, each year in the White House and his first year out of office. Only former President Dwight Eisenhower has won Gallup’s most-admired more times than Obama (that would be 12).

Clinton narrowly bested former first lady Michelle Obama, 9 percent to 7 percent, retaining her honor for the 16th consecutive year. The former senator, secretary of state and Democratic presidential nominee has won 22 times overall, the most ever.


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Post by Whatever4 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:19 pm

That’s gonna leave a mark. :cantlook:


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