Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Trump Approval Ties Weekly Low at 35%

President Donald Trump's weekly job approval dropped to 35% for the week ending Dec. 3, matching the lowest weekly average of his tenure so far. ... Trump's weekly approval average fell to 35% twice previously -- for the week ending Oct. 29 and the week ending Aug. 27. The low point in late August was after his comments about both sides being at fault in the race-related violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Sadly, there are reasoned arguments being put forth that suggest The Dotard could be re-elected. Imagine--one of the most reviled leaders in modern history, with 35% support, could be re-elected. Let's hope the Dems find a reasonable alternative...

#1 | Posted by catdog at 2017-12-06 08:44 AM

Let's hope the Dems find a reasonable alternative...

#1 | Posted by catdog at 2017-12-06 08:44 AM | Reply

Yes, that's necessary. But 35% support is not Trump's floor. It's bound to erode, especially in red states, as the the butcher's bill of his tax "reform" comes due.

Trump's voters have always appeared to forgive him much, but I can't believe that they are going to forgive having less money.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-06 09:09 AM

@Catdog - I do agree. The problem we have today is that the atmosphere is so poisoned on the right with outright lies that people believe wholeheartedly as the truth there is no way they vote for a Democrat even if the alternative is Trump. Then you have the single issue voters (in particular guns and abortion) who will never vote for a Democrat. It's scary.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-06 09:15 AM

Let's hope the Dems find a reasonable alternative...
#1 | Posted by catdog at 2017-12-06 08:44 AM | Reply
Yes, that's necessary. But 35% support is not Trump's floor. It's bound to erode, especially in red states, as the the butcher's bill of his tax "reform" comes due.
Trump's voters have always appeared to forgive him much, but I can't believe that they are going to forgive having less money.

#2 | POSTED BY ZED

I think its pretty close to the floor. I can't imagine it dropping below 30% no matter what he does.

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-06 11:43 AM

Donald Trump cannot be reelected because he has never been elected. Could they steal another election? Quite likely.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-06 11:55 AM

Polls on Trump have never told the whole story. There are millions of Americans who like him but aren't willing to admit it to a pollster. It's how he won the election even though he was trailing Hillary in the polls by 10%.

It's also how Roy Moore will be elected in Alabama with very little trouble despite the polls showing the race neck and neck. There are plenty of people unwilling to admit out loud they will support a pedophile, but they'll vote for him anyway.

#6 | Posted by JOE at 2017-12-06 12:11 PM

Polls on Trump have never told the whole story. There are millions of Americans who like him but aren't willing to admit it to a pollster. It's how he won the election even though he was trailing Hillary in the polls by 10%.

#6 | POSTED BY JOE

He wasn't trailing Hillary 10% in the polls... He was trailing about 1-5%.

And he lost by 3%.

The issue was that Dems stayed home. The exit polling showed this overwhelmingly.

Stop posting garbage.

#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-06 12:16 PM

Yes, that's necessary. But 35% support is not Trump's floor. It's bound to erode, especially in red states, as the the butcher's bill of his tax "reform" comes due.

There's a reason the effects were designed to wear off gradually over a decade.

They'll be getting a cut during the midterms, a smaller cut but a cut nonetheless in 2020 and after that they will deal with it later.

Don't underestimate the goldfish memory or stupidity of your average righty voter, as it's clearly reliably bad enough that Republicans keep betting on it and winning.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-06 12:24 PM

He was trailing about 1-5%.

And he lost by 3%.

While there were many cycles of him getting close to Clinton and then her pulling ahead, there were plenty of points where she led by more than 5% and in some points more than 10%. And he lost by 2.1%.

At the end of the day, the point was there's a faction of the public unwilling to admit they will vote for human garbage but then proceed to do so anyway. If you disagree with that, come out and say it.

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2017-12-06 12:42 PM

National polls are meaningless.

#10 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-06 12:56 PM

At this point if you actually really still approve of the job Trump is doing then something is wrong with you. Seriously wrong with you.

#11 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-12-06 03:16 PM

While there were many cycles of him getting close to Clinton and then her pulling ahead, there were plenty of points where she led by more than 5% and in some points more than 10%. And he lost by 2.1%.
At the end of the day, the point was there's a faction of the public unwilling to admit they will vote for human garbage but then proceed to do so anyway. If you disagree with that, come out and say it.

#9 | POSTED BY JOE

Not at the time of the election... You understand that polls in August are not going to reflect the same in November, right? You understand how it works, right?

And no, that actually turned out to be very untrue. The polls were about dead on. The effect you are claiming turned out to not be true.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-06 06:15 PM

#9 | POSTED BY JOE

Let me help you a bit more since you are completely unwilling to do any reading...

The highest poll number at the time of the election was Clinton +6. The lowest was Trump +2. The aggregate was Clinton +3.2.

Clinton won the popular vote about 2.1%.

So yeah, I'd say the polls were pretty accurate thereby proving your theory to be complete garbage. And pollsters afterward agreed.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-06 06:20 PM

That high?

#14 | Posted by dylanfan at 2017-12-07 12:08 AM

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