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Saturday, November 30, 2019

A majority of Republicans say President Trump is a better leader than former President Lincoln, according to this week's Economist/YouGov weekly tracking poll. Fifty-three percent of Republicans said Trump was a better president than Lincoln, while 47 percent chose the Civil War-era leader.

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This pretty much proves that today's GOP isn't a political party anymore, it's a cult of personality.

Who needs "Four score and seven years" when you've got "Covfefe" and "Hamberders"?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-11-30 08:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

From the cited article, the poll results are located here:

d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net (PDF)

The results are over 400 pages, but if you go to page 267, you can see the tabulation of the results of the question about Pres Trump vs fmr Pres Lincoln.

My quick read tells me that a deeper dive is required to find the results cited in the article. Page 267 does not seem to support the summary presented.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-12-01 07:43 PM | Reply

Of course they think Trump is better than Lincoln. Much of the Party of Trump would even prefer that Trump reverse the Emancipation Proclamation. BTW, wasn't the Emancipation Proclamation technically an Executive Order?

#3 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2019-12-01 09:56 PM | Reply

It's obvious that most Republicans wouldn't know Lincoln if they saw him on a penny. History is the enemy of Trumpism, and Trumpism has sworn undying hostility against it.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2019-12-02 10:32 AM | Reply

In fairness, President Trump does have a pulse.

#5 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-12-03 03:11 AM | Reply

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