2019 Aug 7, 9:59pm
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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.
Ad Revenue is drying up at the NYT
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 that's backfiring and causing in house strive with the Dems because in certain districts they elected simple morons and actual racists.
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 love that photo!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him @ScottWalker.
we cannot rely on the media or anyone else to share this message with the general public. We need to share it ourselves.
Most reasonable moderate people are being actively offended by the insanity of the left