Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Donald Trump's poll numbers continue to tank.

Courtesy of Investor's Business Daily: 

Just 34% of the public approve of the job President Trump is doing, as his support among Republicans and independents tumbles, according to the April IBD/TIPP poll. Fifty six percent disapprove of the job he's doing. Approval ratings for a president haven't been this low since President Bush's last months in office. 

Last month, 40% of independents approved of the job Trump is doing; just 29% approve today. Among Republicans, Trump's job approval is 74%, which represents a 14-point decline from last month. 

The latest IBD/TIPP poll was taken from March 24-30, and includes responses from 904 people across the country, giving it a margin of error of +/-3.3 percentage points. The national sample of adults had 34% Democrats, 30% Republicans and 36% Independents. 

Across the board, the poll has bad news for Trump. 

He lost significant support among his strongest backers: white men (which dropped from 58% in March to 49% today), and rural America, which went from 56% to 41% today. 

Just over a third (37%) rate Trump's handling of the economy as "good" or "excellent," which is down from 43% last month. Only a quarter of those polled give him top marks on his handling of health care. 

And 35% now say that Trump is providing strong leadership for the country, compared with 49% who say it is weak.

Donald Trump cares about ratings, crowd size, and poll numbers perhaps more than any other president in history so you just KNOW this is killing him.  

These are historically bad numbers and it really looks as if they are only going to get worse.


  1. Anonymous2:03 AM

    Before long his rating will be at 17% just like that of a certain Wasillan.

    1. Anonymous8:39 AM


      "Why It’s So Hard to Get Ahead in the South"

  2. Anonymous2:58 AM

    He is an ugly monster! Cannot abide the man and feel him to be a horrible representative of the American people!

  3. Anonymous3:32 AM

    By all means, keep tweeting, dumb Donald. He only confirms what we already knew.

  4. Anonymous4:06 AM

    It is hard to believe even 10% of voting American's would even consider approving of this rigger. Who did they poll? the Russian KGB grads from spy school in beautiful downtown rump cower?

  5. Anonymous4:11 AM

    It is good to see the true colors of the republicans. The corruption among the entire republican party is very alarming. Better call your corrupt republican paid servant today, flood them with complains, protest their spring break, protest their votes, their action, their lies and spies and make their life miserable until they resign.

  6. Anonymous4:46 AM

    Oh gee, now they gop, going to go after SRice. Shiny object. RPaul saying what dumpy said kind of true. Oh and approving internet browsing for sale to the highest bidder is ok. Please att and others sell gop histories. Sick of these pucie grabbers.

  7. Anonymous5:08 AM

    Tank for sure. IMPEACH! Potus. He is mental, his tweets are strange, he has to have kushner and ivanka around for some reason. People there is something so very wrong. We need a good leader.

    1. Anonymous6:21 AM

      Resignation and federal charges is a cheaper remedy to the mess, that asshole has already cost the usa taxpayer and international community tons of money.

  8. Anonymous6:22 AM

    You’re (almost) fired: Donald Trump now saddled with crippling 34% approval rating

    Five more points, and his political capital is at zero

    Trump’s approval creeped down to 34% today according to IBD/TIPP. And now it’s become a political death march.

    I don’t generally like mixing and matching numbers from different polling outlets, but when it comes to Trump, the numbers are in close agreement across the board. Last week a poll had his approval rating all the way down to 36%. The other day his rating fell further, to 35%, in a number which took on a ring of point of no return. And now today the latest poll has him down to 34% (link). At some point the plummeting nature of a president’s ratings becomes the story, and causes the number to fall even further.

    ...Based on what we can learn from Richard Nixon’s demise, if Trump drops to 29%, his presidency is finished. He’ll have no remaining political capital, and any additional time he remains in the White House will be a miserable stalemate. And if he drops 25%, even his own allies will begin trying to oust him to protect themselves. What’s remarkable is that, less than a hundred days in,


  9. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Trump Tower’s server was getting a whole lot more from Russia than just email. Ask Jared Kushner.

    ...But based on new data analysis from political pundit Tea Pain, it turns out there was a whole lot more going back and forth than just email – and Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner was at the center of it.

    Tea Pain, who has made a name for himself in political circles on Twitter, has rolled out a website of his own in order to document his analysis of the data traffic to and from the Trump Tower server. It builds on the revelation that Jared Kushner had a “stealth data machine”for figuring out how to target voters.


    “Tea Pain’s working theory is that Russia created a voter targeting database with information gleaned from hacked DNC data rolls and other data rolls ‘acquired’ from other states to feed this growing contact database. That database originated at Russian Intelligence which was in turn replicated to Russia’s Alfa Bank. This is where the ‘data laundering’ takes place, Alfa Bank is the pivot point where the FSB’s data fingerprints are wiped clean.”

    His data analysis is long and technical, but worth your time because it’s so crucial in providing an understanding into why the Trump Tower server existed and why it’s so important that the FBI is investigating it. And it plays right into what we already know about Jared Kushner’s role with voter data. You can read Tea Pain’s analysis here.


    Data Patterns Suggest Trump Tower/Spectrum Health Ran a “Stealth Data Machine” With Russia

    We pull back the curtain on Jared Kushner’s “Stealth Data Machine.”

    Jared Kushner is currently taking a victory lap, crowin’ about his “Stealth Data Machine” that put Donald Trump over the top in the 2016 race. Let’s pry off the lid and peer into the inner-workings of this “Data Machine.”


    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

      Ping ping ping-Bing bing bing-Bing bong BHOOM!


  10. Anonymous6:33 AM

    Preet Bharara was prosecuting Carter Page’s Russian spy handler when Donald Trump fired him

    Three different ongoing storylines centering around Donald Trump and Russia have all converged into the same story today, thanks to the arrival of a piece of information which connects the dots between all three. The short of it: we know now that Donald Trump fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara while he was prosecuting the Russian spy who had first recruited Trump’s campaign adviser Carter Page into the Kremlin fold.

    Here’s the storyline as it now fits together.


    Russian spy brags about how he first recruited Donald Trump’s campaign adviser Carter Page

    If you’ve watched Donald Trump’s Russian-connected campaign adviser Carter Page in recent television interviews and concluded that he might be a mere patsy or stooge in the scandal, it turns out there’s a Russian spy who agrees with your assessment. In fact that spy is openly gloating about how he recruited Page and then took advantage of him, by offering him things he had no intention of ever delivering on.


    Donald Trump removes K.T. McFarland from NSC, but keeps Russia-connected Ezra Cohen-Watnick

    ...So what’s the real motivation for these changes and non-changes in National Security Council personnel? The pattern is that Trump is keeping Putin-connected people and shipping out non-Putin-connected people. That suggests the NSC is just as Kremlin-controlled now as it was when Russian operative Michael Flynn was running it.


  11. Anonymous6:36 AM

    How many times have we said POTUS is winning and that he is consolidating power behind him? Here's 400 examples. The urgency is real.


    8/ The fact that Trump has quietly installed officials across the government to be his eyes and ears:


  12. Anonymous6:39 AM


    The House GOP Health Care Bill Is Very Much Alive

    House Republicans still don’t have a deal to revive their health care bill, but the White House is laying the groundwork for negotiations to move quickly, meeting individually Monday with moderates and conservatives to discuss a possible agreement.


    1. Anonymous7:49 AM

      Zombie Trumpcare rises, now without pre-existing condition protections

      Popular vote loser Donald Trump can't get enough losing on Trumpcare, so he's been at it again, first with Sen. Rand Paul on the golf course and then with the Freedom Caucus he had spent last week bashing on Twitter. Apparently the tweet-bashing worked, he got the maniacs to talk to him, and they're reportedly agreeing on a plan that would break Trump and the Republicans' biggest promise: protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

      The terms, described by Representative Mark Meadows, Republican of North Carolina and the head of the Freedom Caucus, are something like this: States would have the option to jettison two major parts of the Affordable Care Act's insurance regulations. They could decide to opt out of provisions that require insurers to cover a standard, minimum package of benefits, known as the essential health benefits. And they could decide to do away with a rule that requires insurance companies to charge the same price to everyone who is the same age, a provision called community rating.

      The proposal is not final, but Mr. Meadows told reporters after the meeting that his members would be interested in such a bill. To pass the House, any bill would need to find favor not just with the Freedom Caucus, but also with more moderate Republicans. It would also need to attract the support of nearly every Republican in the Senate to become law.

      This is what happens when you have a bunch of Republicans who've never cared about policy and don't know what the stuff they're talking about means then try to make policy. Community rating—the requirement that insurers treat everybody the same based on age—is the main thing that provides protection for people with pre-existing conditions. You get rid of that, insurers can charge outrageous premiums for sick people, again. Combined with getting rid of essential health benefits makes it just worse. It could mean someone with a chronic disease, say diabetes, could nominally buy insurance, but might have to buy the drugs and the medical supplies for treating it out of pocket. Or say, someone with cancer would have to pay for their own chemotherapy.

      So technically they can say that they're keeping the requirement in the law for protections for people with pre-existing conditions, as Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) does, but it's a meaningless protection without the regulations forcing insurers to make it affordable.


  13. Anonymous7:16 AM

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week that undoes an order by his predecessor, Barack Obama, that extended workplace protections for women.

    ...Obama signed the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order after a Government Accountability Office investigation four years earlier found companies with workplace violations were being awarded millions in federal contracts.

    Trump’s order undoes paycheck transparency and a ban on forced arbitration clauses for sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination claims — which helped women workers remain safe on the job.

    “We have an executive order that essentially forces women to pay to keep companies in business that discrimination against them, with their own tax dollars,” said Noreen Farrell, director of the anti-sex discrimination law firm Equal Rights Advocates. “It’s an outrage.”

    Women’s rights advocates say forced arbitration, in particular, help keep sex discrimination cases out of court and off the public record — which is exactly what happened to claims filed by women who worked at Fox News.

    Former anchor Gretchen Carlson avoided her contract’s arbitration clause by suing former CEO Roger Ailes, instead of Fox News.

    A new lawsuit filed this week by Fox News commentator Julie Roginsky added to the list of claims against Ailes.

    Trump’s order allows federal contractors to force sexual harassment cases — like the lawsuits against Ailes — into secret proceedings.


  14. Anonymous7:18 AM

    Expected Army Secretary pick fought to legalize discrimination against LGBT Americans

    Green is the popular right-wing Republican who sponsored a bill that would ban the government from taking “discriminatory action against a business entity on the basis of the internal policies of the business entity,” the Huffington Post reported Tuesday.

    Many federal, state and municipal governments have nondiscrimination policies that include sexual orientation and gender identity along with age, gender, race, religion and other identities. Tennessee, however, does not have any nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people on their books, though some municipalities have rules protecting employees. Green’s bill would ban such rules and protections.

    “You [wouldn’t be able to] have a provision in your contracting rule saying, ‘We’ll only contract with organizations that treat married same-sex couples equally. You couldn’t do that,” Tennessee Equality Project executive director, Chris Sanders told the Huffington Post. “Or you couldn’t say, ‘We’ll only subcontract with companies that have contraception as part of their health insurance.’ It’s not just LGBT [issues].”

    Green defended the law on the Senate floor for the third time, according to The Tennesseean.

    “What we’re now saying is all personnel and employee benefit issues, we at the state are going to set what those are, and local communities cannot go beyond state law,” he said.

    The bill was then sent back to the committee and no vote was held.

    President Barack Obama’s Army secretary, Eric Fanning, was the first openly gay person to serve in the role.


  15. Anonymous7:20 AM

    Guaranteed: You have never read a major newspaper editorial quite like this one about Donald Trump

    The LA Times challenges the president in language so strong it takes your breath away.


    Our Dishonest President


  16. Anonymous7:21 AM

    Koch cronies populate the rapidly filling swamp in the Trump White House

    The release of financial disclosures for staff in the Donald Trump administration revealed this week that many of the new White House staff were previously funded by Charles and David Koch.

    The Intercept noticed the common similarity well after confirmation or official hiring because the money was undisclosed by the transition and administration.

    There are some obvious ties like Marc Short, hired to be Trump’s chief liaison to Congress. He previously worked for Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, which funnels money from the Kochs to other allied groups. Another is Donald McGahn, Trump’s new White House counsel. He previously did legal work for several Koch groups that did political work during the elections. Kellyanne Conway also has Koch ties as a consultant for Americans for Prosperity last year.

    However, other Koch-funded staffers are becoming known that are lower down in the Trump hierarchy.


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  17. Anonymous7:24 AM

    Hyundai Becomes the Second Sponsor to Pull its Ads from Bill O’Reilly’s Show


  18. Anonymous7:25 AM

    Twenty-one Senators, led by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) wrote a letter to Trump HHS Secretary Tom Price demanding that he publicly release the secret plan presented to the House Freedom Caucus to undermine the US healthcare system.

    The Senators want to see Trump’s secret plan to destroy health care, “According to reports, the Administration presented a letter to a privileged group of Congressional Republicans on March 23 outlining a plan to dismantle and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through regulatory action. As such actions could negatively affect tens of millions of Americans, we ask that you share this letter with all Members of Congress no later than April 6, 2017.”


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  21. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Its bad. Old don john does not have the support and loyal friends that he counted on to rig an election and rip the world apart for his benefit and profit. Committing treason and espionage was a very bad bad idea. Harming innocent americans was a very bad idea. Sitting in the white and lying your ass off was not a good idea. And along with all the lawsuits already will be one bigly one that he will not get out of ever. And he will take his odd ugly buddies down with him. A very bad idea. Only an idiot would try this stunt. Lousy alt reality actors.


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