SORRY POLLING FOLKS … A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION TRUMPS POLLING!!!
When will the polling folks finally understand or come to grips with the facts that they have no idea what they are doing and more importantly, no one cares what their polls say? From the Politico comes the following Gallup poll that states that says that President Donald J. Trump is starting his presidency with the lowest initial rating in modern polling era. This following polls prior to the 2016 Presidential election that said Donald Trump had no chance of winning. Also, you know why Gallup no longer does horse race election polling? Because their polls were so wrong in the past. Of course we live in divided times, however, Trump looks at this as an opportunity. The poll praises the opening ratings of Barack Obama’s opening approval rating in January 2009 was 67%, hmm, how did Obama do as a president? Even with a BS ending approval rating of 59%, Americans, many of who were Democrats, could not wait to vote for Donald Trump and dismantle the disastrous Obama years.
You can come up with all the contrived, bias polls you want to drive the news cycle, Trump will be evaluated by the people on the job he does, not your selective models.
The first measurement of President Donald Trump’s job-approval rating shows Americans divided over his performance in his three days in the Oval Office.
Trump’s approval rating in the Gallup survey, conducted last Friday through Sunday, opens at 45 percent — the same percentage of Americans that said they disapprove of Trump’s first weekend on the job.
In fact, Trump is beginning his presidency with the lowest initial approval rating in the modern polling era, according to Gallup.
But while Trump’s first approval rating is improved from the poor reviews Americans gave to his presidential transition, it is also lower than previous presidents — a sign Trump has entered the White House without the same support from Americans that others have enjoyed. Barack Obama’s opening approval rating in January 2009 was 67 percent, George W. Bush’s was 57 percent in 2001, Bill Clinton’s was 58 percent in 1993, George H.W. Bush’s was 51 percent in 1989 and Ronald Reagan’s was also 51 percent in 1981.
Jimmy Carter’s first approval rating in 1977 was 66 percent, Richard Nixon’s was 59 percent in 1969, John Kennedy began his presidency in 1961 with a 72-percent approval rating and Dwight Eisenhower’s first approval rating in 1953 was 68 percent.
Trump’s initial approval rating is also lower than the scores for Gerald Ford (71 percent) and Lyndon Johnson (78 percent), who entered the Oval Office following – respectively – the resignation and assassination of their predecessors.
Trump’s initial approval rating also stands in contrast to Obama’s final score before his presidency ended last week: 59 percent of Americans surveyed from last Tuesday through Thursday said they approved of Obama’s job performance, though Obama’s average approval rating over his eight years averaged to just under 48 percent.
As I continue to ask, what the hell are the liberals, Democrats and MSM going to do when Donald Trump is successful and does make America great again?
WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU VOTE FOR ANTI-SECOND AMENDMENT HILLARY CLINTON IF SUPPORT FOR ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPONS BAN IS AT ALL TIME LOW?
According to the latest Gallup poll, the support for a ban on semi-automatic, assault-style weapons is at an all time low in the United States. Only 36% of those polled are in favor of any such ban, marking the lowest of any such support since Gallup starting polling this issue in 1996. And down from 44%, just four years ago. As reported at The Federalist support across the board is down, not just with Republicans as “barely 50 percent of Democrats currently support the ban today, compared to 63 percent support from Democrats in 1996, just two years after the federal ban was signed into law. Less than a third of independents currently support a ban, while Republican support hovers at 25 percent.”
- 36% favor a ban on assault rifles, down from 44% four years ago
- Half of Democrats and a quarter of Republicans favor this ban
- A majority of those in households without guns oppose such a ban
The fewest Americans in 20 years favor making it illegal to manufacture, sell or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles. Thirty-six percent now want an assault weapons ban, down from 44% in 2012 and 57% when Gallup first asked the question in 1996.
Assault rifles have been a contentious issue in American life for decades. Two years after President Bill Clinton signed a federal assault weapons ban in 1994, Gallup found that a solid majority of Americans favored such a ban. By the time the 10-year ban expired in 2004, Americans were evenly divided. And by 2011, public opinion had tilted against the assault weapons ban, with 53% opposed and 43% in favor. In Gallup’s 2016 Crime poll, conducted Oct. 5-9, opposition now exceeds support by 25 percentage points, 61% to 36%.
What seems to be certain is that Americans do not want the government telling them how and with what they can protect themselves and to keep their grubby hands off the Second Amendment. Which begs the obvious question, why on earth would you vote for Hillary Clinton who is for the ban and is anti-Second Amendment?
HILLARY CLINTON’S IMAGE IS TANKING …
Gallup is reporting that Hillary Clinton’s image is at its lowest level in the last two decades. According to the poll, 38% of Americans viewing her favorably and 57% unfavorably. Of course this comes at the same time where a new CNN poll states that 68% of voters deem her not trustworthy. That’s up from 65% earlier this month and 59% in May.
As the Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton’s image is at its lowest point in the 24 years of her national career, with 38% of Americans viewing her favorably and 57% unfavorably. Americans’ most positive view of Clinton, 67% favorable, came in December 1998. Before last year, her lowest favorable ratings since she became well-known had been 43% in January 1996 and 44% in March 2001.
Clinton was at 41% favorable in mid-June but drifted down to 37% by mid-July. Her favorable ratings have since held near that level, including through last week’s Republican National Convention. Republican nominee Donald Trump’s image for the past seven days was 36% favorable and 59% unfavorable, only slightly less positive than Clinton’s.
IT MIGHT BE ONE OF THE GREATEST CON JOBS SINCE THE 2008 ELECTION AND OBAMACARE …
As per Gallup, it would appear like the bottom has fallen out of the Ted Cruz GOP primary candidacy. As the all-important Indiana primary takes place today, it would seem that Republicans’ views of Cruz are now the worst in Gallup’s history of tracking the Texas senator. His image has nose-dived as his favorables have gone down and his unfavorables have risen. I guess there is only so much an individual can withstand when they are constantly called a liar and the main stream media, including FOX News, is against you. It looks like this race is over.
What do you think the MSM is going to do after Donald Trump wins the GOP presidential nomination? The liberal MSM is licking their chops with the opposition researcxh they have been saving to destroy Trump and help Hillary Clinton win the presidency.
Ted Cruz — attempting to hold on to the narrowing possibility that he can wrest the GOP nomination away from front-runner Donald Trump — faces a crucial Indiana primary on Tuesday. Meanwhile, and perhaps ominously for Cruz, he has run into headwinds among Republicans at the national level. His image has essentially nosedived over the past week or two, while Trump’s image has become more positive.
Republicans’ views of Cruz are now the worst in Gallup’s history of tracking the Texas senator. His image among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents is at 39% favorable and 45% unfavorable, based on April 24-30 interviewing, for a net favorable score of -6. The last few days have marked the first time we have seen Cruz’s image underwater since we began daily tracking in July.
Republicans consistently held much more positive than negative views of Cruz from last July through January of this year, but then their unfavorable ratings of him began to climb. After a holding period of sorts in March and early April, Cruz’s image began to deteriorate significantly in the last two weeks, with his positive and negative lines crossing in the middle of last week. His current -6 net favorable rating is a far cry from where it was in late December and early January when his net favorable was +48, some 54 points higher than today.
America, you had the chance to do the right thing back in 2012 and right the wrong of 2008. You failed, you reelected Barack Obama. In 2016, you had the chance to elect a conservative and reverse the direction of the past 8 years of Obama, and it appears that you have failed again.
On the eve of the critical contest, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz closed their campaigns with familiar attacks.
Cruz presented himself as the one reliable conservative in the race and warned in an NBC News interview that Trump was “a big-government New York liberal” in the mold of Hillary Clinton who would sell out the right on issues like guns and abortion.
“Do we get behind a campaign that is based on yelling and screaming and cursing and insults?” he asked a crowd of several hundred at the state fairgrounds Monday night. “Or do we continue to unify behind a positive, optimistic, forward-looking conservative campaign?”
HOW FRIGHTEN, MORE PROOF THAT LOW INFORMATION VOTERS RULE THE DAY … COULD THERE POSSIBLY BE A MORE WORTHLESS POLL?
File this one under the you have got to be joking category. In a Gallup survey released Monday of the most admired men in America, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump earning the same share of votes of admiration as did Pope Francis. HUH? Making this poll even worse and a sign of the times that we have truly reached a new low in the United States, Barack Obama was the overwhelming #1 and socialist Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sander was #4. Are you kidding me? And if that poll was not bad enough, Hillary Clinton was named most admired woman.
If we think that a president who has fundamentally transformed America for the worse and has shredded the US Constitution, an attention seeking billionaire and a self described socialist are 3 of the top 4 most admired men in America, we are doomed as a country. How could anyone put politicians at the top of their admired list?
Americans named Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama as their most admired woman and man in the world in 2015, with Donald Trump earning the same share of admiration as Pope Francis, according to the results of the latest Gallup survey released Monday.
On the list of most admired women, the Democratic presidential front-runner earned 13 percent and was at the top of the annual poll for a record 20th time, seven more times than former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Obama earned 17 percent on the men’s side, his eighth time atop the list, tying for second most with former presidents Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was named the most admired man 12 times.
Coming in second to Clinton on the list of women: 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai with 5 percent, followed by Oprah Winfrey and first lady Michelle Obama tied with 4 percent. Below them is a range of political figures from around the world, from Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi, all with 2 percent or fewer.
On the list of most admired men, Pope Francis and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tied for second place with 5 percent each. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders earned 3 percent, with Bill Gates at 2 percent. A mix of religious and political figures, including the Dalai Lama and George W. Bush, rounded out the top 10, with 1 percent each. For Trump, this is his fifth finish in the top 10, the other instances coming in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2011.