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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:20 AM

How the hell is Trump's approval rating so high?

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?cid=rrpromo

This response has been a COMPLETE DISASTER and people are satisfied?? I canít fathom it.

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Reply How the hell is Trump's approval rating so high? (Original post)
budkin Mar 2020 OP
RandySF Mar 2020 #1
catsudon Mar 2020 #34
Demovictory9 Mar 2020 #36
Kablooie Mar 2020 #2
elleng Mar 2020 #3
SunSeeker Mar 2020 #19
Eyeball_Kid Mar 2020 #4
2naSalit Mar 2020 #13
Progressive Jones Mar 2020 #16
kpete Mar 2020 #41
ibegurpard Mar 2020 #5
ibegurpard Mar 2020 #17
Midnight Writer Mar 2020 #6
Dirty Socialist Mar 2020 #29
Totally Tunsie Mar 2020 #7
raccoon Mar 2020 #35
Beartracks Mar 2020 #8
Lock him up. Mar 2020 #9
moonscape Mar 2020 #10
rockfordfile Mar 2020 #11
msongs Mar 2020 #12
RockRaven Mar 2020 #14
cerebrate2006 Mar 2020 #15
radius777 Mar 2020 #18
SunSeeker Mar 2020 #20
radius777 Mar 2020 #22
musicblind Mar 2020 #24
TheRealistRealist Mar 2020 #38
pat_k Mar 2020 #21
SunSeeker Mar 2020 #23
OhioChick Mar 2020 #25
BigmanPigman Mar 2020 #26
Cosmocat Mar 2020 #32
Chainfire Mar 2020 #27
rockfordfile Mar 2020 #30
Dorian Gray Mar 2020 #28
Mike Nelson Mar 2020 #31
uponit7771 Mar 2020 #33
Baitball Blogger Mar 2020 #37
bearsfootball516 Mar 2020 #39
kentuck Mar 2020 #40

Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:27 AM

1. Most people see snippets of Trump on their local news

So they think heís on top of it.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:43 AM

34. well, network tv can stop broadcasting all they want

most of the delivery device is digital.

the motherXDFGHr started twitter on day one, his daily presser is the top 10 trending on youtube if not #1 a few hours after,

i do not watch regular tv any more, everything is streamed

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:07 AM

36. Exactly..they arent exposed to every foolish comment and behavior

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:31 AM

2. He says he's doing a great job so America believes him.

Probably the more people that die the higher his approval will get.
Once we get to the millions dead they will be begging him to be president again.

There are more stupid people in America than there are stars in the sky.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:32 AM

3. LIES LIES LIES

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:41 AM

19. Yup. He's lying nightly during primetime at his press conference.

And the White House press can't ask follow up questions--the White House cuts their mic.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:36 AM

4. IMO, it's a lie. But that's just me.

I've got this nasty suspicion that Parscale's hacked into the polling organizations and is changing their raw data. It's beyond reason-- WAY beyond reason that Trump would be holding onto 43-45% approval rating. I was around when Bush 43 was at around 31-29%, and he wasn't nearly as nuts as Trump. I want to believe that he's just got millions of true believers, but there's no way he could hang onto 43%. The actual number should be more like 15%. What's also remarkable is that the numbers are CONSTANT. They seldom get beyond 45 or below 42. It's too constant. Presidential approval ratings are always fluid. So something's wrong. And I think it's either Parscale or other hackers who are working with Parscale. What will happen in the general is that the reported data will NOT be consistent with exit polling data because the actual vote tally will have been altered.

I'm hoping that the Democratic voting will overcome Trump's cheating. It will have to be a landslide.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:49 AM

13. +1

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:05 AM

16. A silver lining, of sorts.

After the Sept. 11 attacks, Dubya had like an 85-90% approval rate.

Trump has a major, deadly health crisis going on, plus a tanking economy.

50% does not suggest that the nation is rallying behind him.

Most Americans aren't marinating in politics like most of us here.

An earlier poster mentioned that sound bites and press conferences can
make Trump look like he's on top of it to the casual observer.
And you know damned well that FOX is doing a fine editing job
on Trump's appearances.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:17 AM

41. Progressive Jones

After the Sept. 11 attacks, Dubya had like an 85-90% approval rate.


the tealeaves for trump don't look so good, you are right


stay well,
kp

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:40 AM

5. The circle the wagon effect

The more he is attacked the more the right wing and right leaners will defend him... particularly in this age of decentralized info where people can just confirm their biases.

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Response to ibegurpard (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:28 AM

17. He's also telling people what they want to hear

They are scared and angry about the virus and the economic turmoil and he's telling them it's under control and will be over soon. People hate the bearers of bad news.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:41 AM

6. Because when people are scared, they turn to the strong man.

Imagine you are down at your neighborhood pub and The Zombie Apocalypse breaks out.

There you are, with about twenty of your neighbors, and you can all see the carnage taking place outside.

Who will your neighbors turn to? Who will lead?

The brash bully, whose a dimwit but everyone knows is hell in a bar fight?

Or the smart guy, who says we need to lay low, observe The Undead, gather data, determine their weakness, and then gather input and work out a plan?


I think I know my neighbors pretty well.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:37 AM

29. Exactly!

I read "Lord of The Flies" too!

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:42 AM

7. The awareness level of the typical DU poster is probably a lot higher

than the average joe/joan. Hanging around here so much, we just naturally presume that there are a lot of others like us out there. In actuality, that's not true. Those "Man on the Street" interviews, while often hilarious on the surface, are really a sad commentary on non-informed people who may or may not vote.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:45 AM

35. You sure got that right. Nt

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:44 AM

8. He's edited & packaged for his fans, like how The Apprentice made him...

... look like he was relying on some unseen mastery of business to make what were clearly uninformed, off-the-cuff decisions about the contestants. Trump as a business genius is a media myth. You can fool some of the people all of the time..

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:45 AM

9. Never been over (or even close to) 50%.

He uses his twitter feed to entertain his base. The small increase to 45% is because many people are scared, misinformed and anxious, and he repeats his 'we're doing a great job' lie over and over and over again to keep them believing he's doing one (he doesn't).

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:46 AM

10. Equally mystified. n/t

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:47 AM

11. I doubt it that Americans are satisfied with Trump. Americans will vote him out

Besides gallup is a right-wing company.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:47 AM

12. he's all over the media unfiltered and on the surface looks like he is doing something useful nt

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:52 AM

14. America is chock full of nuts and assholes.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:01 AM

15. Donnie's poll number increase is historically pathetic

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When Bush sr started Gulf War I, his poll nums went from mediocre thru the roof. Same with Junior after 9/11. The country comes together under the president in a crisis - no matter how they feel about the guy in charge. Donnieís numbers have gone up about 3 or 4 points after shiling on TV tooting his own horn every day for 2 weeks. This is a minor blip and heíll be back to 40 or less in no time.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:34 AM

18. Dems failure to counter his 'daily briefings'.

If all your typical American sees is Trump and the covid crew giving briefings every evening - they see him as 'doing something', and won't give credit to Dems for this rescue bill which is ideologically a Democratic/left leaning thing to do - but Trump will be viewed as the one 'helping people' due to Dems failure to put their faces on it.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:46 AM

20. We are trying to counter it. But Dems are at home; the videos look unprofessional and homemade.

They can't compete with Trump's White House trappings. And no White House journalist is allowed to ask follow up questions--their mic gets cut off.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:56 AM

22. Pelosi and Schumer could do daily briefings

maybe along with Dem officials from various states.

Cuomo has really been the lone strong Dem voice in all of this; without him it seems like we're just Trump's little elves just coming up with a bill he wants, rather than letting the public know that this is a Dem/left/FDR type measure to save the economy.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:14 AM

24. Good point!

Both are pretty good speakers.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:59 AM

38. Great idea. Both have been MIA

Pelosi or any Dem needs to give a presser calling out Trump's lies about the testing, medical supplies etc. Each of lies need to be rebutted with the truth. Why are Dems silent during this crime against humanity? He's killing people.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 03:52 AM

21. +1

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:04 AM

23. As I keep saying every time I see these kind of posts, wait until the bodies start piling up.

And they will.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:22 AM

25. You're right

Especially when those bodies are family members of his supporters.

They're so ignorant that they'll probably blame the medical staff.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:34 AM

26. Americans are still dumber than dirt.

That is why he is sitting in the W House instead of the person who won the most votes. Dumber than dirt and the memory of a gnat plus ZERO knowledge of history, politics and/or economics. Half don't have the brains they were born with. Zero common sense.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #26)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:34 AM

32. This

Simply this ...

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:19 AM

27. Constant Exposure

And telling people what they want to hear. Things like back to work for Easter; implying the thing will be substantially over by then.
No one is standing on that stage that will shout out that the man is full of shit.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #27)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:44 AM

30. The majority of Americans don't trust trump

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:25 AM

28. I have no idea

my husband said: People want their 1000 bucks. (That was his premise.)

It makes no sense.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:07 AM

31. Well...

... I saw polls saying 49 and 55 percent... that's low. In a time of crisis, the President's approval rating should be above 90 percent.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:38 AM

33. Those numbers "Flag Rally" are abysmal, Bush 2 was in the 90s ... people hate Red Don

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:30 AM

37. The pollsters are polling for the desired results.

Nothing is random anymore.

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:07 AM

39. In times of crisis, there's typically a "rally around the president" moment

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Response to budkin (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:14 AM

40. The power of lies and propaganda...

...should never be under-estimated.

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