|

A month later, Trump is still unpopular

4892-400-2

 

 

Donald Trump became president of the United States one month ago today, and his approval rating at this late date is weaker than that of any previous chief executive in the history of political polling.

Trump’s numbers have been in negative territory for several months, since well before he took office.

Oh sure, he can say that he’s doing comparatively well in the Rasmussen poll at a 55 percent approval rating, but the more reputable polls from Gallup and Pew have him at 40 and 38 percent, respectively. Rasmussen is known for skewing toward older respondents by making too many calls to landline phones and not enough to cell phones.

These current survey figures, and the fact that Hillary Clinton drew nearly 3 million more votes in the popular tally in the election itself, clearly refute the suggestions made by Trump and some of his admirers that he was the people’s choice. Only the electoral system established by the Founding Fathers lends even qualified validation to that claim.

The president’s prickly and narcissistic responses to solid arguments that his victory was weak seem unlikely to turn public opinion in his favor any time soon — unless he scores a few policy victories and arouses confidence in his abilities. That won’t happen if he depends solely on the incendiary rhetoric that helped him in the campaign.

Trump’s whiny attacks on the media as “enemies of the American people” are not going to fill the bill. They didn’t work for Richard Nixon or any other previous president who voiced similar complaints. They’re not going to work now either. The only way to win over the critics in the media is to perform well.

Ronald Reagan, too, had his second-guessers in the media, but he didn’t incessantly moan and groan about it. Rather, he remained cheerful and optimistic, which prompted the media to sing his praises when he achieved things. Indeed, if the media really hated Reagan, they would have chased him out of office at the height of the Iran-Contra scandal. Instead, they cheered when he worked with Mikhail Gorbachev to help bring an end to the Cold War.

But, alas, Donald Trump is not sufficiently familiar with American history to draw lessons from Ronald Reagan’s experiences. That doesn’t bode well for his future in the White House.

 

 

Share:

6 Comments

  1. Steverino

    I’m pretty sure his popularity will depend on what he does for the little people and it doesn’t look promising. So far only the bankers and hedge funders are singing happy deregulation days are here again and of course we can only hope that their fortunes will trickle down via voodoo providing prosperity for all.

  2. Robert Hazz Geaunads

    Too bad.. as he is being quite prophetic in this video. The market is hitting new highs, almost daily. That’s a sign… We’re in a big big bubble. Make your own decision. The next bubble burst will be worse than most people alive have ever experienced. Printing money won’t help. Trump has called it, so it can’t be blamed on him, even as the left looks to blame every ill in the world on him. Trump inherited a mess, just like Obama did. Trump won’t be able to print money to put a bandaid on the exonomy. Hopefully his WPO type projects to rebuild our infrastructure will help those who become unemployed. The only thing wrong with this video is its timing. It didn’t happen in 2016. It will. Its just a matter of when. March, this summer? or this fall? The only reason it didn’t happen in 2016 is because the Fed kept the market up for a hoped for Hillary win. Derivatives… they’re still the problem and this time instead of housing being the bubble, its the stock market. Good luck to all. If you think the snowflakes are out of control, wait till mommy and daddy say they can’t have anymore toys.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-22/spot-presidential-difference

  3. Steverino

    Obama inherited a disaster and turned it into positive economic growth. Very few presidents have had the opportunity to start their term with such good numbers. Trump and his fine tuned machine should be thankful.

    • Robert Hazz Geaunads

      Trump inherited a disaster too. The euphoria in the stock market is all from the free money the fed pumped into the market. It is a false bull rally. How much did Obama add to the nations debt in his 8 years, because of it? How many more people on food stamps from 2008 to the end of his term. It was all smoke and mirrors. And still no one was ever prosecuted from the big banks for the fraud that was perpetuated by the highest level in the banking industry. I will repeat again, at least GWB and his DOJ went after Enron and their management, some of the biggest contributors to the Republican party. I think that video I put up of Chris Hedges shows just who Obama was and who he was in bed with.

      Never in history have we seen such antipathy toward an incoming president as the left is showing because these little snowflakes just can’t handle they lost, so they’re going to do everything they can to destroy Trump, even if it means destroying the country. You sick mothers.

      http://www.businessinsider.com/national-debt-deficit-added-under-president-barack-obama-2017-1

  4. Steverino

    There’s a petition in France for Obama to run as their president. Esperer et changement.

  5. Steverino

    We’re not destroying Trump he’s doing a good job of that himself. Resist!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *