Thursday, February 01, 2018

Trump Approval Rating Ticks Up From Record Low

Compared to its December poll, the new results (taken from interviews between January 28 and January 30) show big gains for both Trump and his party among registered voters. His December job approval rating, at 32 percent, was his lowest since taking office, according to Monmouth's temperature readings. Now it has bounced up to 42 percent. Similarly, in December the GOP tax bill was notably unpopular, with 26 percent approving of it and 47 percent disapproving. Now opinions on the bill, after lots of hype about bonuses and cuts in tax withholding, are dead even at 44/44.

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Monmouth University Poll: Donald Trump's job approval rating has bounced back from the record low registered in last month's Monmouth University Poll , as more Americans now see the president as having achieved some legislative success. The poll finds that support for the recently passed tax reform plan has increased and Republicans have made gains in the generic House ballot test.

Pres. Trump's job rating now stands at 42% approve and 50% disapprove. While his net rating continues to dwell in negative territory, this is an improvement from his December low of 32% approve and 56% disapprove. The current results mark a return to the ratings he received in the late summer and early fall of 2017. Positive signs for Trump include an uptick in public opinion that he has been successful in moving his agenda through Congress and increasing support for the recently enacted tax reform plan.

A majority (55%) of Americans say that Trump has been at least somewhat successful at getting Congress to pass his legislative agenda, while 41% say he has not been successful. This marks a reversal from December - before the tax reform bill was approved - when only 42% said Trump had been successful with Congress and 53% said he had not been successful.

Opinion is currently divided on the landmark tax reform plan - 44% approve and 44% disapprove. But this marks a significant increase in public support from December, when just 26% approved of the bill and 47% disapproved. Perhaps more importantly, fewer Americans (36%) believe that their own federal taxes will go up under the plan than felt the same when the bill was in its final legislative stages last month (50%). Still, the number who believe that their taxes will go up (36%) outnumber those who believe that their taxes will go down (24%) or stay the same (32%) under the new system.

Comments

Anything that favors Gaius Tiberius Trump is bad for the country honest folk still hope to keep, the United States.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-01 08:33 AM

Is this where someone points out polls said Hillary was going to win?

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-02-01 08:47 AM

Wait, you mean Americans are dumb enough to believe PR nonsense from companies that are picking their pockets? No way!

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-01 11:57 AM

It's telling that last month, the results from this same poll were touted by the Left as the greatest thing since free porn...this month, not so much.

These types of fluctuations are why it is so important for both parties to control the narrative. Ultimately, as Bill Clinton so adroitly pointed out, "it's the economy, stupid," which is why the Dems are now constantly searching for bad economic news, real or imagined, and the GOP is consistently hammering, real or imagined, good economic news.

The midterms will still be bad news for the GOP, but if the economy stays strong, could be better than imagined even one month ago.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-01 12:13 PM

Anything that favors Gaius Tiberius Trump is bad for the country honest folk still hope to keep, the United States.
#1 | POSTED BY ZED

Tell that to the newly employed African Americans and Hispanics, must be nice having that white privilege to sit back and throw sh-- from the monkey cage...

This is the Democrats .... virtue signalling ...

Did anyone see Sen. Joe Manchin clapping and wanted to stand but looked at Chucky and the rest and decided to sit back. Folks politics is a very dangerous endeavor, it can make good men become really bad. This is it America, it more of hatred for
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Democrats can't even applaud their own constituents success..... shameful, this is why the polls are taking a hit per RoCs comment.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-01 12:25 PM

Democrats can't even applaud their own constituents success....

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-01 12

It's like this, ANDREA. Satan, if you believe in such, is very often successful. That's no reason to root for him.

You miss the point. Donald Trump is evil. Pretty soon now, in a matter of a few weeks I think, you'll have to make up your mind whether your a man or the damned soul you often project to be.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-01 12:30 PM

Did anyone see Sen. Joe Manchin clapping and wanted to stand but looked at Chucky and the rest and decided to sit back.

Even Melanoma refused to stand for the child-raping piss queen when he mentioned family and faith.lol

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#7 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-02-01 12:31 PM

Tell that to the newly employed African Americans and Hispanics

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at

Those newly employed still understand that Trump is a racist sh--.

Donald and people like you are too cheap to get any one of them to change their minds.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-01 12:32 PM

So here's the immediate future of what used to be ANDREA's country, the United States:

1) Donald Trump is hiding something incredibly brutal, something illegal past the point for even a right-wing evangelist to forgive it.

2) Mueller is the garbage truck on the Trump train tracks.

3) Trump is going to hit that truck. If he stops or slows down he'll be pulled off his train eventually and lose everything that matters to him on this earth, starting with his pride.

4) When the collision occurs, ANDREA will side with the dictator and against those who don't like dictators. Because the right-wing infatuation with Putin's Russia is not a fluke; they admire it and sympathize with it.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-01 12:51 PM

Hey Mackris is there no need to deport 11 million illegals, now that black unemployment is at all time lows?

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-01 01:52 PM

Seriously, what does the AA Democrat voter have against illegals now that AA unemployment has been solved by Trump?

#11 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-01 01:58 PM

Deportation of immigrants is SO much more important now what with the labor shortage and all... oh, wait...

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-01 01:58 PM

What's funny, though, is rwingers celebrating Trump finally getting up somewhere close to GW numbers, rofl.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-01 02:03 PM

What's funny, though, is rwingers celebrating Trump finally getting up somewhere close to GW numbers, rofl.
#13 | POSTED BY CORKY

GW won re-election if memory serves.

#14 | Posted by TXLIBERTARIAN at 2018-02-01 02:10 PM

GW lost the mid-terms big time.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-01 02:12 PM

Wait, you mean Americans are dumb enough to believe PR nonsense from companies that are picking their pockets? No way!

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-01 11:57 AM | Reply | Flag

Just talked to one of my clients. Her paycheck went up $8. I told her not to spend it all in one place.

#16 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-01 02:17 PM

YAY!!!!! HE doesn't STINK as bad as he did last month.

*FAP*FAP*FAP*FAP*

-Rightwingers

#17 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-01 02:19 PM

he mentioned family and faith.

He had faith his lawyer would pay off the porn star he boned so his family wouldn't find out.

#18 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-01 02:21 PM

New Poll Looks Mighty Grim for Democrats
Meanwhile, in reality:
Trump's approval rating: -13%
2018 Generic Congressional Vote: Democrats +7.3%
And so forth (all from the poll/news aggregator, RealClearPolitics).

Idiots get an erection at any single poll that says what they want to hear in the moment.

Professionals tend to rely on aggregators to get the real picture over time.

#19 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-01 02:45 PM

Professionals tend to rely on aggregators to get the real picture over time. - #19 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-01 02:45 PM
It's a good thing that this article that I linked does look at the 'real picture over time' (not the snap-shot like you posted). Here, allow me to quote it for you:

"In the RealClearPolitics polling averages the Democratic advantage peaked at 13 percent just before Christmas, and has come down to 7.5 percent now."
I suppose the general pro-Republican trend in the generic ballot in recent weeks is something that the professionals would rely on. That drop, over time, that makes the Polls Look Mighty Grim for Democrats.

#20 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-01 03:31 PM

This is where the right starts believing in polls again.

#21 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-01 03:53 PM

"It's a good thing that this article that I linked does look at the 'real picture over time'..." - #20 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-01 03:31 PM

New Poll Looks Mighty Grim for Democrats
Oops.

#22 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-01 04:31 PM

"In the RealClearPolitics polling averages the Democratic advantage peaked at 13 percent just before Christmas, and has come down to 7.5 percent now." - #20 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-01 03:31 PM

Allow me to quote it for you:

But that latter number is still consistent with major Democratic gains...

#23 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-01 04:46 PM

New Poll Looks Mighty Grim for Democrats

Oops. - #22 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-01 04:31 PM
Oh, did you only look at the title again? That is a shame. I even re-quoted the relevant part for you. Glad you finally got around to being forced to read it, though.

#24 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-01 05:01 PM

Allow me to quote it for you:

But that latter number is still consistent with major Democratic gains...

#23 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-01 04:46 PM |
Aww...what a sweety quoting what I already wrote when I posted this article. But why didn't you finish quoting it? Just scroll on up there to where it says More and you can read the whole un-selectively-cut statement.
Bless your heart.

#25 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-01 05:45 PM

Bless your heart.

#25 | Posted by Avigdore

No.

Bless YOUR heart.

It's so wonderful how you made polls reliable again.

Now that they are showing something you like to see.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-01 06:10 PM

This is where the right starts believing in polls again.

#21 | Posted by 726

And those on the left who always tout the newest bad one suddenly go mute.

Shit happens all the time. The only consistent ones are the ones who see the back and forth and just shake their heads.

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-01 07:01 PM

It's so wonderful how you made polls reliable again. - #26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-01 06:10 PM
I never claimed that the polling was reliable or not. I merely posted it in hope of fomenting some lively conversation. Do you have anything intelligent to add? There's a first time for everything.

#28 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-01 07:08 PM

"Democrats can't even applaud their own constituents success..... shameful..."

#5 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

You think that is shameful because you are a partisan hack.

If you weren't party > country, maybe you'd be more critical of your GOP leaders.

#29 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-01 07:51 PM

If you weren't party > country, maybe you'd be more critical of your GOP leaders.

#29 | POSTED BY INDIANAJONES

That's hilarious, considering the source.

#30 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-01 08:19 PM

#29

NULLIFIDIAN is awaiting Trump to establish the Principate, an historical allusion he has no way to understand.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-01 08:39 PM

#28 you usually have to be intelligent to recognize intelligence. Which means you'll be waiting a long time.

#32 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-02 12:17 AM

#30 only if both parties are equally in need of serious questioning.

Which they are not, at least not to rational individuals.

#33 | Posted by jpw at 2018-02-02 12:21 AM

If the 2016 election didn't teach us to not rely heavily on polls, nothing will.

#34 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-02-02 08:35 AM

Did you not follow this forum after the election? Page after page of how the polls were 99% right.

#35 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-02 09:59 AM

I did follow this forum at the time. I, in fact, was the only person on the prediction thread that predicted a Trump victory. This was counter to pre-election polls.

Sure Hitlery got a plurality of the votes, and maybe that's what you're talking about. Fortunately the Founders came up with a more sophisticated way to determine the outcome of a presidential election. But hey, the 2016 election is water under the bridge. Let's move on.

#36 | Posted by Nuke_Gently at 2018-02-02 10:12 AM

Now that all the 'More' has been executive-level re-written, I guess you will have to go to the actual article to get the whole quote.

#37 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-02 10:18 AM

Sure Hitlery got a plurality of the votes, and maybe that's what you're talking about.

#36 | POSTED BY NUKE_GENTLY AT 2018-02-02 10:12 AM | REPLY

Not the popular vote, but the actual districts voting they way they did. The accuracy was pretty high overall. Though somehow my dad managed to call the states with 100% accuracy just based on opinion, when all the data science on the planet got their predictions badly wrong.

#38 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-02-02 10:45 AM

#30 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Sorry comrade, I have never been registered to a party. Some of us don't need to be told what to think. Sorry you can't empathize with us.

#39 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-02 02:51 PM

The Doors had a song for this phenomenon.

#40 | Posted by cbob at 2018-02-02 05:24 PM

"Hey Mackris is there no need to deport 11 million illegals, now that black unemployment is at all time lows?"

How can that be, since black unemployment has "spiked" under the --------, according to the Russiangebot thread you contributed to on the back page? You bots need to get your stories straight.

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