U.S. SATISFACTION REACHES 12 YEAR HIGH!!!
According to a recent Gallup poll, satisfaction with the United States has reached a 12 year high at 38% under President Donald Trump. It would appear that Americans approve of how President Trump is doing his job and how his policies are positively affecting America. There has been a rise in Republican and Independent satisfaction rate over the past two months, however, for some reason the partisan LEFT appears to have had none. What is telling is that those in rural/town areas show a large increase in satisfaction which goes hand in hand with Trump’s forgotten men and women of America
Thirty-eight percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States today, similar to last month’s 37% satisfaction rate but marking the numerical high since a 39% reading in September 2005.
The satisfaction rate, which Gallup has measured at least monthly since 2001, has now topped 35% three times this year — a level reached only three times in the previous 12 years (once each in 2006, 2009 and 2016).
Satisfaction with the nation is now back to the historical average of 37% for this trend, which was first measured in 1979, but is far below the majority levels reached in the economic boom times of the mid-1980s and late 1990s.
In its first four years (1979 and 1981-1983), satisfaction failed to reach 37% in any poll, but then routinely reached or exceeded that level in 1984 through 2005 polling, with the exception of 1992-1995 (excluding one 36% reading in 1994).
Rise in Republican, Independent Satisfaction Pushes Rate Up Over Past Two Months
U.S. satisfaction has averaged 38% in May and June after averaging 29% in March and April. The nine-percentage-point bump between the two periods is entirely owing to increased satisfaction among Republicans and independents, pushing Republicans’ satisfaction to 68% and independents’ to 36%. Meanwhile, Democrats’ satisfaction is unchanged at 13%.
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JOB APPROVAL TRENDING UPWARD IN GALLUP …
According to the most recent Gallup poll, President Donald Trump’s job approval rating averaged 45% in Gallup polling last week, tying his personal high. Trump has been on a roll lately with positive jobs reports, low unemployment and a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in order to denuclearize the Korean peninsula. Trump’s current approval rating rose 3 percentage points since June 10.
President Donald Trump’s job approval rating averaged 45% in Gallup polling last week, tying his personal high. His previous 45% rating occurred in the first week after he was inaugurated as president.
Improved views of Trump last week may stem from his high-profile meetings with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held early in the week.
While high for Trump, his 45% job approval rating last week is below the historical average of 53% for all presidents in Gallup polling since 1945. Throughout his term, Trump’s job approval ratings have ranked well below those of other presidents at similar points in their presidencies.
Independents’ Job Approval Eclipses 40%
This past week saw an increase in approval among independents to 42% — up from 35% the prior week — which tied for the highest Trump has registered among this group to date. It is only the fourth week in Trump’s presidency in which 40% or more of independents have approved of the job he is doing.
BILL AND HILLARY HAVE ALL THE LIBERAL MSM GUSHING FOR THEM AND THEIR FAVORABILITY IS FALLING …
According to a recent Gallup poll, Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating has dropped to a new low of 36%, while her unfavorable rating has hit a new high of 61%. Imagine that? While the liberal MSM, the LEFT, the Never-Trumpers and the establishment GOP have continuously attacked President Trump, the Clinton’s have generally gotten a pass. Except for by the People who know the real story. This will only get worse. When the liberal media is forced at some point to report negatively on Hillary, she will be finished. In the era of “#Me Too,” Hillary Clinton has much explaining how she looked the other way and enabled her husband’s philandering ways.
Hillary Clinton’s image has declined since June and is now the worst Gallup has measured for her to date. Her favorable rating has fallen five percentage points since June to a new low of 36%, while her unfavorable rating has hit a new high of 61%.
Clinton’s prior low favorable rating was 38% in late August/early September 2016 during the presidential campaign. She also registered a 38% favorable rating (with a 40% unfavorable rating) in April 1992, when she was much less well-known.
The current results are based on a Dec. 4-11 Gallup poll. Clinton’s favorable rating has varied significantly in the 25 years Gallup has measured opinions about her. Her personal best was a 67% favorable rating taken in a December 1998 poll just after the House of Representatives voted to impeach her husband, then President Bill Clinton. She also had favorable ratings in the mid-60s during her time as secretary of state between 2009 and 2013.
Since losing to Trump, Clinton’s favorable ratings have not improved, in contrast to what has happened for other recent losing presidential candidates. In fact, her image has gotten worse in recent months as Democratic leaders, political observers and Clinton herself have attempted to explain how she lost an election that she was expected to win. Meanwhile, controversy continues to swirl around Clinton given continuing questions about the fairness of the 2016 Democratic nomination process and her dealings with Russia while secretary of state. There has also been renewed discussion of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s handling of past sexual harassment charges made against Bill Clinton in light of heightened public concern about workplace behavior.
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?