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Don’t Assume Trump’s Approval Rating Can’t Climb Higher. It Already Has.

By Patrick following x   2019 Aug 7, 9:59pm 439 views   18 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/upshot/trump-approval-rating-rise.html

Donald J. Trump doesn’t always seem like a candidate focused on expanding his base of support. He may have done so anyway.

The share of Americans who say they have a favorable view of him has increased significantly since the 2016 election.

And over the last few months, some of the highest-quality public opinion polls, though not all, showed the president’s job approval rating — a different measure from personal favorability — had inched up to essentially match the highest level of his term. ...

Over all, his personal favorability rating has increased by about 10 percentage points among registered voters since Election Day 2016, to 44 percent from 34 percent, according to Upshot estimates. ...

It’s true that the president’s job approval rating has been unusually stable when compared with other presidents. But the possibility that he has lifted his ratings, however fleetingly, to match the highest levels of his presidency is a reminder that the ceiling on his support is higher than some may think. There are any number of forces that might knock him back, like a weakening economy, or hold him back, including his conduct on social media. But there’s no reason he’s limited to the support or turnout he had in 2016.


Woah, some editor at the NY Times has been asleep at the censor button lately. First, a (fleeting, retracted) headline approving of Trump's handling of the latest shootings, and now this, a NY Times article which has something other than raw hate for Trump and the people who support him.

What is the world coming to? When you can't count on the NY Times to overflow with bile and bias against people who want their jobs back from China, what can you count on? The Times editors have been such reliable haters until now.

BTW, if you want to read the article and don't have a NY Times subscription, turning off Javascript seems to make it available.
2   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Aug 8, 1:16pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HonkpilledMaster says
Ad Revenue is drying up at the NYT


They never seem to have cared before. But hey! I've been waiting for financial reality to finally hit these commie fucks for over 30 years now. Could this be it?
3   WookieMan   ignore (3)   2019 Aug 8, 1:24pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The fallout from "Russia collusion" hasn't even been remotely felt. The story has mostly disappeared at this point and there's nothing on the horizon to hinder an increase in approval. It's going to go up.

Even with these recent shootings, there's nothing for the left/democrats to hang their hat on at this point outside of picking up the house in '18 (which almost happens every non-presidential election year after a party switch for president). Even that's backfiring and causing in house strive with the Dems because in certain districts they elected simple morons and actual racists.
4   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Aug 8, 1:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
The fallout from "Russia collusion" hasn't even been remotely felt. The story has mostly disappeared at this point and there's nothing on the horizon to hinder an increase in approval. It's going to go up.

Which is why this is going on: https://patrick.net/post/1326381/2019-08-08-when-this-exercise-proves-fruitless-trump-should-eo-the-arrest-of-every-single-congress-critter-and-doj-official-that-has-abused-their-positions-for-political-vendettas

WookieMan says
Even that's backfiring and causing in house strive with the Dems because in certain districts they elected simple morons and actual racists.

The Dems won their majority by running fake moderates in enough Trump-leaning, 'moderate' districts. But thanks to The Squad and Trump's successful linking of them to the entire Democrat party, those 'moderates' are mostly toast in the upcoming re-election they will be facing. This is why those effected congresscritters absolutely HATE AOC and the rest of the Squad but can't say so openly for fear of being primaried out on their asses before they ever face the general.

This isn't the first time this occurred. Pelosi's trick that she pulled once before back when Bush was in office, I believe.
5   HEYYOU   ignore (31)   2019 Aug 8, 1:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dumb asses continue to think that a poll sets all future events.
6   Ceffer   ignore (2)   2019 Aug 8, 3:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Maybe it's just the last stages of journalistic dementia. NYT is going to that journalistic Alzheimer's happy place in the sky without raging or rancor.
8   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 10, 3:36pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I love that photo!

Citizens have to resort to non-mainstream tactics to show support for Trump since the media refuses to report on his popularity, or to explain it aside from yet more bullshit "racism" charges. The article in the NY Times was the rare exception that proves the rule.

We can all be proud of Americans who fight back against fake news by creating a truthful alternative.
9   6rdB   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 10, 3:40pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Citizens have to resort to non-mainstream tactics to show support for Trump since the media refuses to report on his popularity, or to explain it aside from yet more bullshit "racism" charges. The article in the NY Times was the rare exception that proves the rule.

We can all be proud of Americans who fight back against fake news by creating a truthful alternative.

I hear less ORANGEMANBAD from my colleagues lately. I suspect this is because the collective left has gone off the rails completely. I may be wrong, but something is changing in public opinion, and perhaps not because of tRUMP, but because his opponents are completely unreasonable.
10   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Aug 10, 4:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
I love that photo!


Looks photoshopped to me, sad to say. Hope I am wrong.
11   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 11, 3:58pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

d6rB says
I hear less ORANGEMANBAD from my colleagues lately. I suspect this is because the collective left has gone off the rails completely. I may be wrong, but something is changing in public opinion, and perhaps not because of tRUMP, but because his opponents are completely unreasonable.


I also feel a change in the air.

Most reasonable moderate people are being actively offended by the insanity of the left, which drives them to question the whole ORANGEMANBAD 24/7 rant in the media.

The recent slips in the NY Times editorial policy against saying anything positive about Trump also suggests this feeling may reflect a real change.
12   HonkpilledMaster   ignore (5)   2019 Aug 11, 3:59pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Agreed. It's the bold and open Anti-White Rhetoric that did it.

Everybody with half a brain, that isn't a provincial cosmopolitan, knows White Supremacy on the Rise is BS.
13   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 12, 7:22am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/8/acknowledging-robust-economy/


Most members of the mass media will follow the talking points — intentional or not — of the left. And the left understands that the president’s most effective tool for reelection is the economy.

Bottom line: The American economy is doing very well and wages are up, but we cannot rely on the media or anyone else to share this message with the general public. We need to share it ourselves. There is too much at stake in the 2020 election not to share the good news of a strong economy with anyone who will listen between now and next November.

• Scott Walker was the 45th governor of Wisconsin. You can contact him at swalker@washingtontimes.com or follow him @ScottWalker.
14   komputodo   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 12, 8:21am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
BTW, if you want to read the article and don't have a NY Times subscription, turning off Javascript seems to make it available.

On my PC running OPERA, it wants a subscription but if I open it with MS EDGE, it opens just fine...BTW, your technique also worked in opera
15   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Aug 12, 11:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
we cannot rely on the media or anyone else to share this message with the general public. We need to share it ourselves.


One the can say the very same thing about capitalism as well.
16   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Aug 12, 12:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
Most reasonable moderate people are being actively offended by the insanity of the left
Those memes don't bother me that much.

Progressives are saving their breathe. Do you think you are going to convince a Scientologist or any other cultist that they have been suckered, even if they lost EVERYTHING they loved in service of the cult? --because that what invariably happens before they wake up.

Suckers have to wake up in their own time.

Anything you don't like can be presented as crazy.

People are suckers.

Helpless suckers against any charismatic liar promising exactly what they know is desired the most.

Billionaires have enough money to make people believe anything they need them to believe, and they pool their billions to make social control even more affordable.

So we have a world of mental slaves. There's no talking about it.

Better to save your breathe. Save time.

Don't waste your time talking to suckers who prefer to believe lies that FEEL good. You will never make them FEEL as worldly/smug as the endless parade of beauty queen announcers and authoritarian announcers that rile them so.

The suckers are absolutely addicted to their liars.

That's just the way it is.
17   jazz_music   ignore (12)   2019 Aug 12, 12:44pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

DAVIDKORESHBAD?

LRONHUBBARDBAD?

JIMJONESBAD?

How about ORANGEMANBAD?

NO NO NNNOOOOoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TDS!!!!

Now,

Are you going to talk to suckers about being a sucker?

NO, you steer clear.

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