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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:55 PM

Trump Approval Craters as ABC and Rasmussen Now Show Him Underwater on Coronavirus Response

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After riding high just last week, President Donald Trumpís approval rating and handling of the coronavirus crisis have taken a beating in a pair of new polls.

Just last week, Gallup published a poll in which Trump earned the highest net approval of his presidency (49 percent approve vs. 44 percent disapprove), while 60 percent approved of his response to the coronavirus crisis.

Heís fared less well in other recent polls, but still earned positive ratings ó until now.

An ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday, 47 percent of Americans approve of Trumpís coronavirus response, while 52 percent of Americans disapprove ó a steep drop from the same poll taken just two weeks ago when a whopping 55 percent approved of Trumpís response.

And in Trumpís favorite survey, the Trump-skewing Rasmussen daily tracking poll, his approval rating has dropped four points in a matter of days. The last time Trump was above water in that poll was Feb. 27, when his approval was at 52 percent. But he began this week with a -5 point net unfavorability, and finishes it nine points underwater with 44 percent approving and 53 percent disapproving.

Public opinion can be difficult to decipher, especially since Trump has been briefing the public every day, with wild swings in tone and advice. Trumpís dip could be a reaction to some combination of factors ó there has been ever-worsening economic news and a mounting death toll ó or it could be an indication that a rallying effect was at play when his approval was higher, but is now wearing off.

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Sloumeau Apr 2020 OP
HarlanPepper Apr 2020 #1
NewJeffCT Apr 2020 #3
Newest Reality Apr 2020 #2
Wednesdays Apr 2020 #4
NYC Liberal Apr 2020 #5
musclecar6 Apr 2020 #6

Response to Sloumeau (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:56 PM

1. The briefings are hurting him

 

And the narrative about the lack of early response with testing is starting to resonate as peopleís lives are further disrupted. On this trajectory, from a political standpoint he is in deep trouble, which is of course stating the obvious.

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Response to HarlanPepper (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:25 PM

3. the comparison between the US and South Korea

is striking.

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Response to Sloumeau (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:02 PM

2. Daily...

Daily campaign rallies to a wider audience don't work for him well.

I guess his test marketing is not going so well, because he should have realized that by now and changed tack. He tried, what was it, an Iran attack on troops and even resorting to a narcotics squad deflection, though.

I am just waiting for the next attempted ruse. He will be looking for something that gets a grip on the population, but that may not be so easy now unless it is another emergency of some kind and, well, with Trump, that's very possible. We are vulnerable.

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Response to Sloumeau (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:37 PM

4. Cratering?

Sorry, but a drop of 4% is hardly "cratering." It's barely outside the margin of error.

Wake me when he drops to the low 30's.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:40 PM

5. It'll probably happen. Bush was hovering in the 40s pre-Katrina.

After his handling of Katrina is when his numbers started nosediving and never recovered, especially after the economy crashed in 2007.

Unfortunately that was all after he got reelected and not before.

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Response to Sloumeau (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:57 PM

6. Good News

One can only hope that the more the stable genius steps all over himself as he cons and lies his way out of things, his approval ratings head south so that he winds up where Dubya did at the end of his presidency with a 22 percent approval rating. Course by any measure, he should be a lot lower than that.

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