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Tuesday, November 05, 2019

62% of people who approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president say they can't think of anything he could do that would cause him to lose their support, according to a Monmouth University poll published Tuesday. The sample size for the question was 401.

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"62% of people who approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president say they can't think of anything he could do that would cause him to lose their support"

Now that's genuinely frightening.

On the other hand, 38% might be worked with. Which is better than I thought.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-05 04:12 PM | Reply

Willful suspension of disbelief.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-11-05 04:15 PM | Reply

Willful suspension of disbelief.

#2 | Posted by Angrydad at

They stand with the Fuhrer.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-05 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"38% might be worked with."

Provided you're willing to reach out to them and grab them by the -----.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-05 04:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

These are the current version of "Hitler's good germans".
These clowns are dumb AF.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-11-05 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Independents are falling away. Trump wont get them back. Biden dirt from Republican gobs will not frighten them.

Trump has never been held accountable for his blatantly criminal behavior. Why would Trump and his Flying Monkey Brigade think that anything that Biden has been accused of would carry any real, mind-changing weight with the independents who have already left Trump?

True, the base is not going to move away from him, but you can be sure lots of people who voted 'Trump' in '16 will not in '20. They are telling us that every day.

It wont get better from here forward for Trump. The worm has turned.

The Flying Monkey Brigade are also going to suffer serious consequences. We all know the base facts of the case case for impeachment are already known. There will nothing come up in the investigation that will mitigate the Prime Crime. More over, there are lots of other shoes to be dropped soon with Roody Colloody and his minor flying monkeys, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman's socks still in them.

The stink from this story is going to get really ugly. And again, there is no mitigating information forthcoming; quite the opposite.

So Trump's defenders will never have any new ammo. The talking points they have been left to fling about today are gonna sound really lame about the 97th time they are repeated after each new horror is laid bare, and those who fecklessly whine and pound the table, are going to look extremely weak. And sad. And hypocritical. And complicit. And crooked. They are going to wear their criminal president's sycophantic albatrosses upon their own necks, and the weight will drag them into the sea.

Because this is going to get much, much worse for Trump and the Trump-enabling Republican Party. And very quickly.

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-11-05 06:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

62% of people who approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president say they can't think of anything he could do that would cause him to lose their support

This basically means Trump could rape their daughters and it wouldn't matter to them. This is the kind of mentality that we're dealing with. I know a lot of liberals are anti gun, but you people better start stocking up anyway. I don't think these particular Trump supporters would have much problem with killing for their King.

#7 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-11-05 06:33 PM | Reply

Trumpers qualify as spellbound.. as if under a magical spell.
Kinda ironic Trump complains of a witch hunt.

#8 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-11-05 08:02 PM | Reply

62% of people who approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president say they can't think of anything he could do that would cause him to lose their support

Literally NOTHING their leader could do would make them stop supporting him. That's not political loyalty, that's a cult. They didn't sign up for policy, they signed up for HIM. They're -------- and he's the king of the --------.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-11-05 08:48 PM | Reply

Looking at the actual questions asked (click through to here: www.monmouth.edu

I see the following:

4A. [If APPROVE of Trump] Can you think of anything that Trump could do, or fail to do, in his term as president that would make you disapprove of the job he is doing, or not?

So that tells me that the 62% of those who say they stand by Pres Trump are saying that Pres Trump could not do worse than he has done so far or that they do not care how badly he does in the future.

Think about that.

62% of those who approve of Pres Trump say that there is nothing he can do to change their opinion to a disapproval.

While I am sure that is fodder to the supporters of Pres Trump, I have to ask those 62%, is their now no standard for the quality of the person who is given the four-year lease to the Oval Office?

Really, for 62% of the supporters of Pres Trump, there is absolutely nothing that he can or might do that would change your support of him?

Wow, Just friggin wow.



#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-05 08:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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See, no worries and any dem can beat him at the polls in 2020.

#11 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-11-05 09:19 PM | Reply

@#11 ... any dem can beat him at the polls in 2020. ...

I disagree. My current opinion is that there is a greater than 50-50 likelihood that Pres Trump will be re-elected.

But I have to ask, why do you seem to think he is so weak?

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-05 09:24 PM | Reply

I thought it would be higher.

#13 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-11-05 10:51 PM | Reply

He could rape and murder their families on 5th Avenue and they'd still vote for him.

#14 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-05 11:12 PM | Reply

See, no worries and any dem can beat him at the polls in 2020.

#11 | Posted by MSgt

Any Dem should be able to beat him.

But the GOP is run by greedy sacks of schit supported by fat sacks of greedy schit.

So Trump in his corrupt grandeur stands a chance of being reelected.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-06 12:03 AM | Reply

"62% of people who approve of the job Donald Trump is doing" Acording to Galap the adv. of people that aprove of the President is 40% So what is is saying is out of the 40% of Americans that support President Trump 62% stand by him no matter what. That leaves 60% of Americans that do not support him and the possibaliy of loosing up to 38% of those that now stand by him. Not sure it looks so good under that light.

#16 | Posted by THomewood at 2019-11-06 05:55 AM | Reply

This 62 percent of fanatics is who Trump is speaking to when he says he wants sixteen more years in office.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-06 07:39 AM | Reply

Republicans are preparing to disenfranchise 300,000 voters in Georgia. This is their path to victory, disenfranchise the opposition. Democrats work at trying win elections while Republicans work at disenfranchising Democrats. I would be ashamed to call myself a Republican today. They really are horrible human beings not deserving of respect. I have family that are Republicans and they know that is how I feel about them. Sorry, family or not, when you have a leader like Trump you shouldn't be silent nor forgiving.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-06 09:18 AM | Reply

Texas also eliminating temporary voting sites. It is a double edged sword. It does eliminate the ability of the party in charge to target voting populations by placing voting sites near the people they want to vote but eliminating them makes it far harder to vote for many people.

"Among younger Texas voters, the effects of the new law will perhaps be felt the heaviest in areas like Tarrant County that used temporary polling places to reach multiple college campuses during the early voting period.

Last year, Tarrant County split its early voting between six universities and colleges. Going into 2020, local officials said there isn't enough money in the current budget to make those sites permanent.

The development felt like "a punch in the gut" to campus organizations that have worked to register as many students as possible and relished in having an on-campus site, especially for working students, said Gavin Mitchell, the student body president at the University of Texas at Arlington.

"To put it simply: those students will no longer be able to vote," Mitchell said."

www.texastribune.org

Young people tend to lean liberal so there is a concerted effort to make student voting less accessible.

In Wisconsin, the state requires poll workers to check signatures only on student IDs, although some schools issuing modern IDs that serve as debit cards and dorm room keys have removed signatures, which they consider a security risk. The law also requires that IDs used for voting expire within two years, while most college ID cards have four-year expiration dates. And even students with acceptable IDs must show proof of enrollment before being allowed to vote.

#19 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-11-06 09:42 AM | Reply

#16 | Posted by THomewood

That is 25% of Americans who say he can do no wrong. It's hard for me to fathom but that's still a lot of brainwashed people.

#20 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-11-06 11:26 AM | Reply

Wow, those numbers are much lower than Obama's. Goes to show many more Reps are willing to take facts and actions into account instead of blind obedience. Just goes to show how bad politics have gotten and how both parties and their followers are terrible for this country.

#21 | Posted by humtake at 2019-11-06 12:24 PM | Reply

Wow, those numbers are much lower than Obama's. Goes to show many more Reps are willing to take facts and actions into account instead of blind obedience. Just goes to show how bad politics have gotten and how both parties and their followers are terrible for this country.

#21 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Ok, Boomer.

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-11-06 01:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This basically means Trump could rape their daughters and it wouldn't matter to them.
#7 | Posted by Whatsleft

I'm very much afraid that you're right. They live in a bubble that nothing can get through. Fortunately the number of people who identify as Rs is shrinking.

#23 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-11-06 06:26 PM | Reply

They live in a bubble that nothing can get through.

His hard core base don't hear any criticism of Trump, glued to FoxNews and RW blogs as they are.

#24 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-11-06 07:56 PM | Reply

Meanwhile the taxpayer is in effect subsidizing his campaign as he carries out his ego rallies. Events that are not open to the public are by definition private. Why is all his travel allowed? AF1 should be grounded. No president should be allowed to spend money solely for his own benefit. If we can get through this episode of insanity, the power of the presidency must be curtailed.

#25 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2019-11-06 09:06 PM | Reply

It's not that Trump is that good. It's that the Dem alternatives are much worse.

#26 | Posted by Ray at 2019-11-06 10:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Typical Trump supporter opens with "Well I don't like Trump, but..."

#27 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-11-06 10:14 PM | Reply

Typical Trump supporter opens with "Well I don't like Trump, but..."
#27 | POSTED BY REDIAL

Nice try. But I don't vote for evil and never will.

When presented with a choice between two evils, one party has to be the greater of the two evils.
Democrats win by a small margin.

#28 | Posted by Ray at 2019-11-06 10:29 PM | Reply

It's not that Trump is that good. It's that the Dem alternatives are much worse.

#26 | POSTED BY RAY AT 2019-11-06 10:09 PM |

Hillary would be a worse president than the ------- we've got now?

do tell.

#29 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-11-06 10:41 PM | Reply

Nice try. But I don't vote for evil and never will.

Given that you proudly never vote, who gives a ---- what you think?

#30 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-11-06 10:49 PM | Reply

As I have stated many times, the Dems were at their zenith when no one knew who would be their candidate. As the names get narrowed down, Trump will continue to rise as every one of the Dem candidates is deeply flawed. What will be funny is the Dem message to black voters - "Yeah, he gave you a job and improved your life - but believe us, he is a RACIST!" I wonder how well that message will play. The only thing better for Trump with black voters than the strong economy is the legacy of Obama. Obama laid bare any thoughts that Democrats - even black ones - really care about improving their lot in life. As Trump said, they had nothing to lose. In 2020, it is no longer taking a chance on Trump - they know the positive results he will continue to deliver for them.

#31 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-06 11:18 PM | Reply

"In 2020, it is no longer taking a chance on Trump - they know the positive results he will continue to deliver for them"

Riiiiiiiiight.

And you predicted Trump will get 25% of the black vote.

#32 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-06 11:46 PM | Reply

Exactly why nobody should care what a conservativea thinks. They just don't partake in the nasty habit of using the brain.

#33 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-11-07 12:08 AM | Reply

"And you predicted Trump will get 25% of the black vote.
#32 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Yes I did and stand by it now.

www.usatoday.com

Suck in Douchefroth.

The sad this is that you know exactly what this means when it comes to winning elections. And the Dems did it to themselves. Did nothing to help blacks in the US and actively undercut them by siding with illegal immigrants. Now you reap the rewards.

#34 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-07 01:28 AM | Reply

That is 25% of Americans who say he can do no wrong. It's hard for me to fathom but that's still a lot of brainwashed people.

#20 | Posted by GalaxiePete

They're not brainwashed.

There's 50% of people who are average intelligence or below....

#35 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-07 01:46 AM | Reply

It's not that Trump is that good. It's that the Dem alternatives are much worse.

#26 | Posted by Ray

If you're stupid, maybe.

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-07 01:49 AM | Reply

"Yeah, he gave you a job and improved your life

Really? Trump gave them a job? What a sycophantic ball licker.

Trump was handed an good economy just as he was handed everything else in life.

#37 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-07 01:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

In 2020, it is no longer taking a chance on Trump - they know the positive results he will continue to deliver for them.

#31 | Posted by iragoldberg

Wipe your chin, douchebag.

#38 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-07 02:01 AM | Reply

" 'And you predicted Trump will get 25% of the black vote.
#32 | POSTED BY DANFORTH'

Yes I did and stand by it now.
www.usatoday.com
Suck in Douchefroth.
The sad this is that you know exactly what this means when it comes to winning elections. And the Dems did it to themselves. Did nothing to help blacks in the US and actively undercut them by siding with illegal immigrants. Now you reap the rewards.
#34 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-07 01:28 AM"

Nice information source from nearly fifteen months ago.

Meanwhile, closer to the present (one month ago)
"The poll provides a bleak assessment of how the nation views Trump on race issues as he runs for a second term and repeatedly boasts of his popularity among African Americans and Latinos. Trump has consistently said his economic policies have been good for African Americans and other people of color.
But the poll shows few black Americans think that's true. Just 4% say they think Trump's actions have been good for African Americans in general, while 81% think he's made things worse."

www.nbcnews.com

#39 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-11-07 02:26 AM | Reply

He could rape and murder their families on 5th Avenue and they'd still vote for him.
#14 | POSTED BY HAMBURGLAR

That is a dirty lie. Yet approved and paid for by the DNC and the Ukraine committee to undermine our country.

#40 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-11-07 08:19 AM | Reply

Maybe he wouldn't win after something like that but he'd still carry ~50% of the GOP vote.

#41 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-11-07 08:41 AM | Reply

Keep it simple.

Chance of Warren beating Trump.
Chance of Biden beating Trump.
Chance of Sanders beating Trump.

Now, imagine if Obama could legally run.
Chance of Obama beating Trump.

Why is Obama's chance highest?

Answer that and you know where the weaknesses lie.

#42 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-11-07 08:51 AM | Reply

Why is Obama's chance highest?
Answer that and you know where the weaknesses lie.
#42 | Posted by Petrous

BAM And there is the post of the day!

#43 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-11-07 09:22 AM | Reply

US stocks close at record high DOW Wednesday, 27,492
Thanks Trump. Crickets are hiding this.

#44 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-11-07 09:46 AM | Reply

US stocks close at record high DOW Wednesday, 27,492
Thanks Trump. Crickets are hiding this.

#44 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

I love it how you morons chirp this because you've been told to.

It's an argument that's been rehashed many times on this site, that this is meaningless to the vast majority of the population.

Because they either don't have stock market investments or theirs are employment-based retirement accounts that rely more on long term steady growth, not flash in the pan peaks.

Also because Trump's tenure has been marked by a largely flat market growth owing to the large oscillations. If the pattern holds we'll see a steep, several day decline in the coming weeks.

#45 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-07 11:44 AM | Reply

Rasmussen

same time approval Rating

Trump 50%

Obama 47%

#46 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-11-07 03:24 PM | Reply

Trump's approval rating on Wednesday was 44.3 percent, according to a Real Clear Politics average of more than a half-dozen major polls. That is higher than Obama's average approval rating of 43.9 percent on September 18, 2011, by the same measure.

Trump tweeted an image of himself with "50% APPROVAL RATING" attributed to the conservative Rasmussen Reports, which consistently rates him higher than other major polls.

www.newsweek.com


"Thanks Rasmussen!"

-Trump

#47 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-11-07 03:37 PM | Reply

Rasmussen Bullschit

same time approval Rating

Trump 50%

Obama 47%

#46 | Posted by Maverick

I think that that's what you meant.

#48 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-07 05:58 PM | Reply

JPW

Apparently I have upset you, sorry I ruined your day

#49 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-11-07 08:25 PM | Reply

JPW,

you do understand it's Rasmussen Poll on Obama vs Trump. apples to apples. not Rasmussen vs CBS

#50 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-11-07 08:30 PM | Reply

"JPW,
you do understand it's Rasmussen Poll on Obama vs Trump. apples to apples. not Rasmussen vs CBS
#50 | Posted by Maverick at 2019-11-07 08:30 PM"

Seems JPW's point was that the Rasmussen Polls tend to give higher approval ratings for the GOP and, conversely, lower approval ratings for the Democrats.

That opinion regarding Rasmussen Polls is corroborated by others.
Here's one such example:
"In review, Rasmussen Reports has received praise for accuracy in the past. They have also been criticized for having a right leaning bias. Some of those who have called Rasmussen Reports right leaning are: FiveThirtyEight, New Republic, Time, Center for Public Integrity, CNN, and the Washington Post. Further, founder Scott Rasmussen has written a conservative book called In Search of Self-Governance. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight claims that Rasmussen Reports has a pro-Republican bias of 3.9%."

mediabiasfactcheck.com

As such, using Rasmussen to compare the GOP to Democrats would be (diplomatically) highly suspect.

#51 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-11-08 01:31 AM | Reply

Seems JPW's point was that the Rasmussen Polls tend to give higher approval ratings for the GOP and, conversely, lower approval ratings for the Democrats.

Yeah I figured that the point would sail right over his head.

Rasmussen is consistently an outlier in national polling data.

#52 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-08 12:10 PM | Reply

If Rass was actually accurate, then all the other pollsters are fixing their numbers.

Can't wait for next week's hearings.

#53 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-11-08 12:19 PM | Reply

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