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Monday, July 02, 2018

At 47%, Donald Trump's approval is the highest it's been in over a year, and has been trending up steadily since March of 2018. The President's approval on specific issues has also seen a bump -- approval numbers on stimulating jobs (58%), his handling of the economy (57%), fighting terrorism (57%), foreign affairs (47%), and administering the government (45%) are at the highest recorded by this poll. Only his handling of immigration (46%) failed to reach a new high. Optimism in the direction of the country is also at its highest since the beginning of the Trump presidency. Today, 39% of voters say the U.S. is on the right track, the highest recorded in the CAPS-Harris Poll. Forty-seven percent of voters also express confidence in the direction of the economy (compared to 39% who say it is off on the wrong track), and 69% believe the U.S. economy is strong today -- the highest recorded number for this confidence variable.

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Perhaps most significantly heading into the 2018 midterm elections, 68 percent say that their personal economic situation is improving or holding steady. Voters say that they are experiencing tangible economic benefits as a result of the Trump tax cuts and aggressive deregulation, contrary to the Democrats' sky-will-fall messaging, which will give Republican candidates are la significant lift at midterms.

Even more striking numbers are evident on immigration: Despite the sound and fury stemming from the recent border controversy, fully 61 percent think current border security is "inadequate," and when asked if the U.S. should have "open borders" or "secure borders," 76 percent want the secure kind.

As for Trump's cardinal promise to "build the wall," 60 percent support "a combination of physical and electronic barriers" on the southern border and 69 percent want Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to continue its work and not be abolished. In fact, 70 percent want stricter enforcement of immigration law. That includes deportations: 64 percent say those who come into the country illegally should be "sent home" rather than "allowed to stay." That also applies to parents who cross the border illegally with children in tow: 61 percent say they should be sent home.

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*FOOM*

-DRLefty heads exploding

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It must be the internment camps for children

Republicans love those. Makes them giddy.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-02 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The survey was conducted by The Harris Poll online within the United States from June 24-25, 2018 among 1,448 registered voters.

1,448 people polled??

They couldn't get 1,500?

Seems lazy.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-02 02:37 PM | Reply

so did Jimmy Carter

and HW Bush had 60.9 in his first and only term

somebody has been getting high their own farts, again

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-07-02 02:38 PM | Reply

Clownshack at the open-borders march:

media.breitbart.com

#5 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-02 02:40 PM | Reply

- 39% of voters say the U.S. is on the right track,

His Base.... all he'll ever really have. Well, he does have RofKarlRove's undying allegiance.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-02 02:40 PM | Reply

LOL, pretty hard to attack the source, so Clowny calls the Harvard researchers lazy and Dorky resorts to ad hominum attacks, since that is all all they have.

Sorry the numbers don't fit the narrative that DailyHuffThinkTalkingMediaAlterKosPoProgressPointsMattersNetMemo tells you to believe.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Nulli on duty at the border...

thepoliticsofimmigration.blogspot.com

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-02 02:48 PM | Reply

Sorry RoC. I doubt all polls, always have. My posting history will reflect this. Especially polls using small sample sizes.

Why don't you cry about it more?

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-02 02:49 PM | Reply

- Dorky resorts to ad hominum attacks, since that is all all they have.

Your reading comprehension still sucks. I pointed out that his 39% of voters say the U.S. is on the right track rating is about the same as his voter base.

But then, you never were very good with facts, Karl. Lies and propaganda are more your style.

#10 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-02 02:50 PM | Reply

*FOOM*

-DRLefty heads exploding

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter

I'm curious. Do you really want this pig in office?

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 03:09 PM | Reply

"Voters say that they are experiencing tangible economic benefits as a result of the Trump tax cuts"

Other recent polls categorically deny this, which seems logical and expected given how little money the Trump tax cuts gave most people.

Can you explain the contrast?

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 03:11 PM | Reply

Do you really want this pig in office?

Do you really have to ask?

Republicans don't agree with everything Trump is doing.

But, they agree with enough of it.

Which is why they're all complicit in his actions.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-02 03:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Donald Trump's Presidential Job Approval Ratings


Approval rating

Dates


%

Most recent weekly average
42 Jun 25-Jul 1, 2018

Term average to date
39 Jan 20, 2017-present

High point, weekly average
45 Jan 20-29, 2017, and Jun 11-17, 2018

Low point, weekly average
35 four times, last on Dec 11-17, 2017

Gallup

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 03:17 PM | Reply

- Other recent polls categorically deny this

Their 1 percent tax cut ain't much, but they'll get Tinkled Down on any day now.... or not.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-02 03:17 PM | Reply

Note that 39% average for Trump over the entire 18 miserable months of his alleged presidency. Fully eleven points under water.

*FOOM*

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 03:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

*FOOM*

-DRLefty heads exploding

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter

I'm no longer talking with the simple and bloody-minded disinformation specialist who come here. If you tell me you're not one, it's possible I will believe you.

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 03:23 PM | Reply

" Voters say that they are experiencing tangible economic benefits as a result of the Trump tax cuts "

No they're not.

Math isn't saying it either.

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-07-02 03:24 PM | Reply

I'm gonna *FOOM* for ROC

What!!!! Harvard polled 1,448 people and 47% of them approved of Trump's policies?

*FOOM!*

There you go RoC, mission accomplished!

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-02 03:30 PM | Reply

Priceless! MAGA

#20 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2018-07-02 04:28 PM | Reply

www.harrispollonline.com

If this is how they're conducting the polls I'm not too swayed by the data.

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-02 04:35 PM | Reply

What!!!! Harvard polled 1,448 people and 47% of them approved of Trump's policies?

Hint: That's how polls work.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 04:40 PM | Reply

I'm no longer talking with the simple and bloody-minded disinformation specialist who come here.

How is a Harvard Poll "disinformation" other than it isn't what you want to hear?

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 04:42 PM | Reply

Hint: That's how polls work.

Hint: That's why polls aren't reliable.

#24 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-07-02 04:43 PM | Reply

I'm curious. Do you really want this pig in office?

#11 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2018-07-02 03:09 PM

Not a lot of options right now, I will probably not vote for him again in 2020.

Until then, I am trying to focus on the positive, unlike the Usual Freaks here on the DR.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 04:43 PM | Reply

should be "not vote for him yet again"

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 04:44 PM | Reply

You actually voted for him the first time.... OooooK.

That explains a lot. When do the nurses come to change your bib?

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-02 04:50 PM | Reply

On taking down President Trump: Russia didn't work. Stormy did not work, illegal children didn't work - hum, I wonder what the next libbie attempt will be?

#28 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-07-02 04:52 PM | Reply

#28 indeed. Trump supporters have proven themselves so morally vacuous there's probably nothing that will gain traction with them.

#29 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-02 05:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

On taking down President Trump: Russia didn't work. Stormy did not work, illegal children didn't work - hum, I wonder what the next libbie attempt will be?

#28 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-07-02

All of this stuff is ongoing. Trump's fear is evident from his behavior. So....WTF?

#30 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 05:03 PM | Reply

Until then, I am trying to focus on the positive

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02

It comes across as hucksterism.

#31 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 05:03 PM | Reply

How is a Harvard Poll "disinformation" other than it isn't what you want to hear?

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 04:42

How you glamorized it might be disinformation.

#32 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 05:04 PM | Reply

Avigdore and Heliumrat, at a minimum, have personal agendas of disinformation. I'm tired of participating.

#33 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 05:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Until then, I am trying to focus on the positive

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at

It's not positive when people support Trump. It's a disaster. Not for the "lobbies", for everyone.

#34 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 05:07 PM | Reply

--69 percent want Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to continue its work and not be abolished

Dems ought to put abolishing ICE in their 2020 platform and nominate Goofy Gillibrand. It's a winner!

#35 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-07-02 05:08 PM | Reply

"On taking down President Trump: Russia didn't work. Stormy did not work, illegal children didn't work..."

In related news....

‘I believe the time has come to bring that investigation and the other investigations of the matter to an end. One year of Watergate is enough."
~Richard Nixon, January 1974

www.marketwatch.com

By that point, the break-in didn't work to bring Nixon down, the slush fund didn't work, and the cover-up didn't work.

Yet.

Let's save this post and revisit later, shall we?

#36 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-07-02 05:08 PM | Reply

I will probably not vote for him (Trump) again in 2020.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 04:43 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

Be sure to let us know when he crosses a line, Good Buddy.

#37 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 05:09 PM | Reply

"So....WTF?"

More like WPG: Whistling Past the Graveyard.

#38 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-07-02 05:11 PM | Reply

--69 percent want Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to continue its work and not be abolished

That surprises me considering the negative press the whole border thing has gotten lately.

I would have thought way more folks had lost the stomach for it.

#39 | Posted by eberly at 2018-07-02 05:16 PM | Reply

"On taking down President Trump: Russia didn't work. Stormy did not work, illegal children didn't work..."

Someone doesn't appreciate the benefits of due process.

#40 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-07-02 05:18 PM | Reply

You actually voted for him the first time.... OooooK.

Nope, but I knew the way it was phrased you would jump on it like you were huntin for iguana for dinner...which is why I changed it.

You are so predictably DRtarded.

#41 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 05:20 PM | Reply

but I knew the way it was phrased

Yeah, "again" was a bad choice of words if you didn't vote for him the first time.

#42 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-07-02 06:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#42

Agreed, which is why I added "yet" in my correction.

#43 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 06:53 PM | Reply

"yet again" doesn't really help clarify it.

forum.wordreference.com

A simple again means you have done it twice (once and again). When you do it yet again, you have done it at least three times.

#44 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-07-02 08:38 PM | Reply

Funny stuff.... Lawyers Against Proper English.

#45 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-02 08:55 PM | Reply

#LAPE

#46 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-07-02 08:57 PM | Reply

Whatever, if all you got is criticizing my typo, then run with it.

The facts certainly don't favor your narrative.

#47 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-07-02 08:58 PM | Reply


... Optimism in the direction of the country is also at its highest since the beginning of the Trump presidency. ...

Since the beginning of the Trump presidency?

What about the longer term, say 20, trend?

What your comments on this survey says to me is that when Pres trump first took office, few had confidence in him.

Now, more people have confidence in him.

But how does that correlate with how people feel about the Country we live in?

#48 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-07-02 10:13 PM | Reply

- my typo

Now it's a typo. Amazing how many mistakes become, "typos".

#49 | Posted by Corky at 2018-07-03 12:27 AM | Reply

Whatever, if all you got is criticizing my typo, then run with it.

Are typo and truth synonyms now?

#50 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-03 02:55 AM | Reply

I don't think Trump will lose a single vote he got in 2016. In fact, he'll probably gain a few via politically-timed crumbs to the middle class.

It's on Dems to turn out every last anti-Trump vote and to run a candidate who has a message beyond identity politics and can sway the middle. I'd personally vote for Bernie Sanders again over any recently mentioned potential candidates, regardless of his age, but I realize that since he doesn't wear makeup and a wig like Trump that he looks his age, which apparently frightens people.

#51 | Posted by JOE at 2018-07-03 06:42 AM | Reply

It's 42% in the aggregate, almost exactly what it was a month ago.

#52 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-03 08:29 AM | Reply

Half of America, According to New Poll: President Trump is Racist


According to a Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday, 49 percent of voters polled say that President Donald Trump is racist. However, 47 percent of voters believe he is not racist, meaning the country is completely split on the issue.
Likely divided along similar lines, 50 percent of voters cite the main reason for Trump's draconian immigration policies as "a sincere interest in controlling our borders," and 44 percent cite "racist beliefs" as the main impetus.

It is not necessarily a left-right issue, either. When asked whether congressional Democrats are more interested in "exploiting the nation's immigration issue for political gain" or "resolving the nation's immigration issue," 60 percent answered it was the former. Thirty-four percent said the latter.

Additionally, the president's personal character received mostly unfavorable reviews. Fifty-eight percent of people agreed he is "not honest"; 55 percent agreed he "did not care about average Americans", and 62 percent agreed that he "does not provide the U.S. with moral leadership."

#53 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-07-03 07:27 PM | Reply

Avigdore and Heliumrat, at a minimum, have personal agendas of disinformation.-#33 | Posted by Zed at 2018-07-02 05:06 PM
Uh...What disinformation have I passed along?

#54 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-07-04 07:54 PM | Reply

Priceless! MAGA

#20 | Posted by Greatamerican

Worthless! MAGA

#55 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-07-05 03:43 PM | Reply

Priceless! MAGA
#20 | Posted by Greatamerican
Worthless! MAGA

POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-07-05 03:43 PM | REPLY

Which MAGA are you referring to. This goes mainly to GreatAmerican. Is it Ronald Reagan's or Bill Clinton's or Trump's???

#56 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-05 03:46 PM | Reply

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