Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, March 26, 2020

Here's an indisputable fact: President Trump is as popular today as he has been since his first day in office. In a new Gallup poll, 49% approve of the job Trump is doing as president while 45% disapprove, matching the highest his approval rating has ever been in Gallup surveys. A Monmouth poll released on Monday showed Trump at 46% approval, again the best he has done in that poll in more than three years.

In the Gallup poll, 60% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing in handling the crisis while 38% disapprove. Six in 10 independents approve of how Trump has done on the coronavirus as do more than 1 in 4 (27%) of Democrats. In the Monmouth poll, 50% say Trump has done a good job with coronavirus while 45% said he has done a bad job.

The heightened approval for how Trump has managed this crisis -- particularly among independents and even Democrats -- is what is pushing up his overall approval numbers, which have been largely stagnant for years.

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What the Gallup and Monmouth numbers seem to suggest is that either a) people aren't following every single statement made by Trump on this matter or b) they don't hold him personally responsible for the hiccups along the way.

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This had to be an extremely difficult article for Chris Cillizza to write.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-26 03:32 PM | Reply

Polarizing events tend to polarize public opinion.

No President has ever been as popular as Bush after 9/11.

The fact that Trump can't get it up to 50% during a time when the nation really ought to be coming together is a testament to his failure as a leader.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 03:34 PM | Reply

Real Clear Politics

President Trump Job Approval
www.realclearpolitics.com

Looks like Pres Trump's approval rating took a sharp turn upwards once he significantly the happy talk at the White House Podium and let other more qualified people have time to talk.

You would think that would make him take a step back and further reduce the misinformation he spouts.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-26 03:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

once he significantly the happy talk

- should be -

once he significantly reduced the happy talk

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-26 03:36 PM | Reply

You would think that would make him take a step back and further reduce the misinformation he spouts.

#3 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2020-03-26 03:35 PM

Completely agree, and have been saying that he needs to shut up (and stop the 3 am toilet tweeting) for 3 1/2 years now.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-26 03:37 PM | Reply

It sad that not even half the county approves of his actions and it is considered something to brag about.

Again, given the crisis we are in, these poll numbers are horrendous.

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-03-26 03:46 PM | Reply

LMAO

ROC, you now saying CNN is a trustworthy media outlet?

#7 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2020-03-26 03:48 PM | Reply

@#5 ... have been saying that he needs to shut up (and stop the 3 am toilet tweeting) for 3 1/2 years now. ...

Lots of people have been saying that to him, including people in his administration and Republicans across the Country.

You would think he would take the hint...

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-26 03:50 PM | Reply

Presidents almost always get the benefit of the doubt from poll respondents when there is a national or international crises.

This one means Trump didn't have to attack Denmark to become a War President; he's a Crisis Actor President now.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-26 03:51 PM | Reply

In the Gallup poll, 60% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing

How is this possible? He claimed there would be near zero cases now but there's over 80,000. He even told everyone he takes no responsibility!

#10 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-03-26 03:55 PM | Reply

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#7

Never said it was untrustworthy, just left biased.

A lot of the threads I post are from CNN.

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-26 04:06 PM | Reply

Trump just going to get more and more popular.

Bringing in scientist, CEOs to discuss for hours, to help this country in its time of need; instead of silencing dissent like China did

Slashing and burning unneeded, combersome red tape to make it easier for future pandemics will again make Trump

All of this in retrospect, will put Trump in the history books as the Greatest President of All Time. Elementary schools will be named after him. Statutes around the globe will be erected to honor him and his belief in the American system.

God Bless America and God Bless Trump!

#12 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-26 04:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Trump just going to get more and more popular."

His popularity is rising even faster than the COVFEFE-45 fatality curve!

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 04:14 PM | Reply

12

Geez.....that's some gas on the fire right there.....

#14 | Posted by eberly at 2020-03-26 04:14 PM | Reply

12

I suspect "Trump" will start becoming first names for babies.....

#15 | Posted by eberly at 2020-03-26 04:15 PM | Reply

"I suspect "Trump" will start becoming first names for babies....."

And Covfefe will start becoming a first name for black babies!

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 04:18 PM | Reply

Congrats andrea, since you are so blatantly a troll, off to the killfile with you.

#17 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-03-26 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

All of this in retrospect, will put Trump in the history books as the Greatest President of All Time.

Since you capitalized it I'm assuming All Time is an organization Trump's sycophants started?

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-26 05:43 PM | Reply

Bush was at like 91 % approval at one point.... Trump not hitting 50% ever, even with a national emergency is really pretty sad.

And lol at RoC... just admit your a Trumper humper... you polish his marbles almost as much as Andrea.

#19 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-03-26 06:10 PM | Reply

He loves the smell.
Reminds him of his days in the Marines.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-26 06:13 PM | Reply

#7

Never said it was untrustworthy, just left biased.

A lot of the threads I post are from CNN.

#21 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-26 06:14 PM | Reply

#19

LOL, take it up with Chris Cillizza, he wrote the article.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-26 06:15 PM | Reply

#19
LOL, take it up with Chris Cillizza, he wrote the article.

#22 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Let's see how long it lasts as:

1. People run out of money
2. Businesses go under
3. More people lose their jobs
4. Hospitals get over-crowded
5. The dead start piling up
6. Democrat ads start reminding people what Trump said

Lets chat in 2 months and see what his numbers are, shall we?

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-03-26 06:24 PM | Reply

"I suspect "Trump" will start becoming first names for babies....."

And the highest number of Court requested name changes once those kids hit adulthood.

Since you capitalized it I'm assuming All Time is an organization Trump's sycophants started?

LMAO!

#24 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-26 06:31 PM | Reply

#23

See you on May 26th.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-26 08:02 PM | Reply

Lets chat in 2 months and see what his numbers are, shall we?

#23 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Absolutely.

Please tell me you are hoping for this to blow over quickly and for the economy to come roaring back.

Fairly or not your 1-6 came across as a wish list. I doubt that was your intent as you've never struck me as a ghoul but its kind of how it came across.

#26 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-03-26 09:48 PM | Reply

Fake News!

Next......

#27 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-03-26 11:20 PM | Reply

You would think he would take the hint...
#8 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

I wouldn't, considering he's a narcissist.

#28 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-03-27 01:10 AM | Reply

LOL, take it up with Chris Cillizza, he wrote the article.

#22 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

And you went out if your way to post it here because in reality... you're a Trumper
Admitting it is the first step to recovery.

#29 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2020-03-27 01:45 AM | Reply

LOL, take it up with Chris Cillizza, he wrote the article.

#22 | POSTED BY FakeLawyer

Never heard of him, so I assume he's a fellow Trumper if you are quoting him.

#30 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-03-27 04:07 PM | Reply

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