Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Trump Support Plunges In Latest IBD/TIPP Poll

Mod: Yet another poll showing Donald Trump's approval numbers skidding to disastrously low levels has emerged. And not just any poll mind you. Just so you know, here is how the recent achievements of the IBD/TIPP poll are described: "The IBD/TIPP poll has now been credited with having the most accurate results in each of the past four presidential elections. In 2016, IBD/TIPP was the only national poll to show Trump defeating Hillary Clinton in a four-way matchup. And an analysis by Fordham University political scientist Costas Panagopoulos found that IBD/TIPP and McClatchy/Marist came closest to hitting the bull's-eye on the actual vote margin."

Trump Support Plunges In Latest IBD/TIPP Poll (Investor's Business Daily link): Just 34% of the public approve of the job President Trump is doing, as his support among Republicans and independents tumbles, according to the April IBD/TIPP poll. Fifty six percent disapprove of the job he's doing. Approval ratings for a president haven't been this low since President Bush's last months in office.

Last month, 40% of independents approved of the job Trump is doing; just 29% approve today. Among Republicans, Trump's job approval is 74%, which represents a 14-point decline from last month.

The latest IBD/TIPP poll was taken from March 24-30, and includes responses from 904 people across the country, giving it a margin of error of +/-3.3 percentage points. The national sample of adults had 34% Democrats, 30% Republicans and 36% Independents.

Across the board, the poll has bad news for Trump.

He lost significant support among his strongest backers: white men (which dropped from 58% in March to 49% today), and rural America, which went from 56% to 41% today.

Just over a third (37%) rate Trump's handling of the economy as "good" or "excellent," which is down from 43% last month. Only a quarter of those polled give him top marks on his handling of health care.

And 35% now say that Trump is providing strong leadership for the country, compared with 49% who say it is weak.

Satisfaction with the direction of the country has also taken a sharp turn for the worse. It had climbed to 50% in February — the first time it had been that high in years — but is now back down to 39%.

"As his ambitious agenda encounters some obstacles in Congress, President Trump's approval ratings have declined," said Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica who directs the IBD/TIPP Poll. "For instance, the inability of Congress to pass the proposed health care bill has weighed down Americans' approval of Trump's overall performance as president.

"Also, some Americans had hoped that he and Congress would take up tax reform first, rather than wait for health care reform. The media's persistently negative coverage of President Trump, especially regarding the ongoing Russian investigation, has also taken a toll on his approval numbers."

Budget and Health Care Disapproval

Trump's budget proposal gets a big thumbs down as well. When asked whether they support his overall plan to shift $54 billion from domestic programs to the military, 61% said they opposed this, while only 34% backed that plan.

The health bill he pushed along with House Speaker Paul Ryan — which Ryan pulled from the floor without a vote last week — doesn't fare much better. Just 25% of those who've followed the story closely say the bill would improve the nation's health care system. A bare majority of Republicans (52%) say it would.

On the specific features of the bill, the public gives only tepid support for what were supposed to be its biggest selling points — getting rid of the individual and employer mandates (51% and 53%, respectively). And an overwhelming 91% want to keep ObamaCare's protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

But only 35% support the bill's proposal to replace ObamaCare's income-based subsidies with tax credits based on age.

The public also appears more upbeat about ObamaCare itself. Half of those following the story say ObamaCare is sustainable if left alone, while only 48% say it isn't.

What's more, 43% say they'd be less likely to vote to re-elect those representatives in Congress who voted to repeal ObamaCare. That compares with 30% who say a repeal vote would increase their support.

Russian Interference But No Obama Surveillance

Trump is also taking his lumps on the issue of Russian meddling with the election.

Of those following the story closely, 50% now say that the outcome of the election was "influenced by Russia." When IBD asked this question in January, 50% said Russia didn't influence the outcome.

The shift is largely due to changing views of independents. In January, 54% said Russia didn't have any influence on the election. Now, 51% of independents think it did.

Trump also gets little support for his contention that President Obama surveilled Trump and his team before the inauguration. Just 38% say it's likely that Obama did that, while 59% say it's not likely.

Fewer than half (44%) believe Obama administration holdovers have been leaking classified information in order to undermine the current administration.

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71 comments:

  1. So what is going to happen with America now that we have such a poor leader?

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    1. Hey did you just hear? Women are missing from the highest paying jobs... expect that to continue and get worse for at least the next 3.9 years. For damn sure.

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  2. I think it is clear that something is very wrong with Trump -- besides the obvious. I think he is mentally unraveling (maybe early dementia, extreme paranoia, who knows). He is clearly avoiding the public and press because he is terrified of Russia questions, and I wonder if he suffers from some mental illness that makes him terrified to be outside or to travel anywhere -- he runs to Mar-a-Lago every chance he gets, he reluctantly moved to the White House but doesn't even live there unlike every other president, and they have already warned us that Trump won't be "traveling" like other presidents. The fact that he's sending Jared Kushner to other countries to do HIS work or the SOS's work is to me a giant red flag that he can't even perform his duties.

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  3. To add to your comment, Trump's vocabulary is that of a middle schooler. Who actually can possibly believe he is doing a good job. If Gorsuch is confirmed, our country will sink back to the 1950s.

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  4. While some of you are whining, Trump and his team are fulfilling his campaign promises.
    Godspeed. The Obama fundamental transformation of America is being unwound.

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    1. Curious. Which campaign promises do you think Trump has fulfilled?

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    2. Sorry pal - America is being unwound, in a bad way. Hope you don't have kids! This is the first administration that feels like all of them have no respect for the country or world - just a bunch of whining, lying, crackpot idiots bumbling around wondering how they got ahold of so much influence. bad stuff

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    3. If 7:07 has kids, they're living with him in Moscow so what Trump destroys here will only help them.

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    4. Hey look at the bright side.. makes for easy late night skits that are hilarious

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    5. Somebody needs to send Trump Guy to adult school for a little remedial grammar.

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  5. I do believe Donald Trump runs his administration like a Clown School that is housed in the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

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  6. What I remember of President Barack Obama interacting with the leaders of other nations: a gracious smile and respectfulness. Now with #45: a petulant smugness that reeks of ignorance and self-agrandizement. What real hope do Trump apologists hold out for American on the world leadership stage?

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  7. Schiff 4 PresidentApril 4, 2017 at 7:55 AM

    Adam Schiff: "When McConnell deprived President Obama of a vote on Garland, it was a nuclear option. The rest is fallout."

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  8. is it dementia with Donnie? First, I know he has had a terrible character and personality all these years. Egocentric, bombastic, etc. But--Some of us have had first hand experience with parents with the disease and here's what I see:

    Mood swings, including child-like temper tantrums.
    Latching onto a topic and not letting it go--going over it and over it obsessively.
    Repeating himself.
    Using very simple language and substituting simple words for more complex ones, because he can't think of them. We thought it was a campaign tactic, but maybe there's more to it. Still never uses complex speech.
    Unsteady gait--trouble walking down a ramp and wanting to hold PM May's hand to steady himself.
    Conspiracy theories: when they can't figure something out or remember exactly what happened, they invent part of the story so that it makes sense to them.

    And why is Ivanka suddenly moving into an office in the White House? It might take a daughter to get him to do things he is supposed to. They become more suspicious and only trust close family. He needs a handler.

    And his father had Alzheimer's disease.

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  9. More Trouble at Fox News: Ailes Faces New Sexual Claims and O’Reilly Loses Two Advertisers
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/business/media/fox-news-roger-ailes-harassment-suit.html

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    1. Ailes even looks like a pig.

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    2. In hell, everybody loves popcorn.

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  10. Is it treason yet?April 4, 2017 at 8:32 AM

    Trump campaign adviser Carter Page targeted for recruitment by Russian spies
    https://gma.yahoo.com/trump-campaign-advisor-carter-page-targeted-russian-spies-022804236--abc-news-topstories.html

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  11. The genetics of all of this must be paralizing the adult children of this man. They have their own children to worry about.

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  12. Trump's in trouble: Republicans may face a massive wave during the 2018 midterms
    http://www.salon.com/2017/04/03/trumps-in-trouble-republicans-may-face-a-massive-wave-during-the-2018-midterms/

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  13. Whatever mental disease or personality defect, or more likely both, Trump's presidency is urinous, I mean ruinous, for this country.

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    1. both stink something nasty

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  14. Todays Headlines: This is not political, I leaked nothing, I unmasked nothing, I didn't happen do this myself, I did not give up General Flynn's name, I didn't know Leaking was illegal.
    I know Journalists will avoid and protect the unmasking of our National Security.
    Americans are stupid, they will find this story just as a distraction.
    President Obama and his legacy will be protected, the truth does not always set you free.

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    1. Thank You comrade.

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    2. Trump Guy is a member of the Moscow Meme Brigade.

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  15. The numbers are interesting, but they really mean nothing. So, if the numbers were actually a 1% approval rating, he would still be the president and Clinton would still be licking her wounds.

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    1. Clinton has nothing to do with it Mynah. But that said, I think this does have an effect. There are many high ranking Washington officials who believe Comrade Trump has committed impeachable offenses. With his poll numbers skidding to historically low levels for a recently elected president, it will become much easier for moderate Republicans to rally around the flag (the American one, not Putin's) and impeach this fat fool.

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    2. Thank you comrade you are wise and all knowing just as your puppet masters.

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  16. Trump Pulls Back Obama-Era Protections For Women Workers

    With little notice, President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that advocates say rolls back hard-fought victories for women in the workplace.

    On March 27, Trump revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order then-President Barack Obama put in place to ensure that companies with federal contracts comply with 14 labor and civil rights laws. The Fair Pay order was put in place after a 2010 Government Accountability Office investigation showed that companies with rampant violations were being awarded millions in federal contracts.

    In an attempt to keep the worst violators from receiving taxpayer dollars, the Fair Pay order included two rules that impacted women workers: paycheck transparency and a ban on forced arbitration clauses for sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination claims.

    Noreen Farrell, director of the anti-sex discrimination law firm Equal Rights Advocates, said Trump went "on the attack against workers and taxpayers." "We have an executive order that essentially forces women to pay to keep companies in business that discrimination against them, with their own tax dollars," said Farrell. "It's an outrage."

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-pulls-back-obama-era-protections-women-workers-n741041

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  17. Are your Civil Liberties under attack? What did President Obama order, when behind closed doors?

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    1. Treason is not a civil liberty. Traitors should expect to be watched.

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    2. But wait, I thought the Libs said there are no Weapons of Mass Destruction.
      58 dead in Syria; Chemicals used.

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    3. That was retarded.

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    4. Clueless Fool: Assad is an ally of Russia. Not coincidentally, Sec'y of State Tillerson just announced his support for this butcher. That's what you get when you elect traitors.

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    5. Can't distract your way out of this, troll.

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  18. Guy in t-shirt: Obama was retired not fired, i.e. he served his two terms as President of the United States. Trump won't be fired either, he will resign in frantic disgrace or if the forthright Republicans honor their commitment to their principals they will call for his impeachment.

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  19. It has nothing to do with Russia, President Obama and his administration is spying on you...shhhh; don't tell the American public.

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    1. It's "are" not "is" comrade.

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  20. Repeal and replace ObamaCare, could it be happening?

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    1. For the 62nd time?

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    2. GOP Congresscritters are scared to death of Trump Care. They know it's a political death sentence for them.

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  21. racist dimwits are in control

    what a country

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  22. Egyptian President meeting with the Trump Administration today, the Obama Administration had refused this meeting.

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    1. Egypt's president is a bloodthirsty dictator. Trump thinks he's done a "fantastic job.”
      http://www.vox.com/world/2017/4/3/15160358/trump-egypt-abdel-fattah-el-sisi-white-house

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    2. Thank you President Trump. Creating jos and repairing the infrastructure.
      Amid all distractions, you are following through with your campaign promises.

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    3. Trump has done nothing. In that way you two have a lot in common.

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    4. 1:10 I agree - he's done a good job creating jos - just not jobs.

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  23. The Obama Administration failed to face the Assad regime early in the War.
    Now the Trump Administration is left to clean up Obama's mess; many innocents are dying, Obama looked away.

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    1. Troll # 1 so desperate today.

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    2. That's a relief. I thought I'd been smelling a skunk.

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  24. The only way to explain this Dump 'administration' is that when you're really dumb, you tend to surround yourself with really dumb people. This explains his entire administration.

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  25. Quinnipiac Poll: Trump Slump Continues

    American voters give President Donald Trump a negative 35 - 57 percent job approval, with negative approval among men and white voters, leaving him below former President Barack Obama's worst approval rating, a negative 38 - 57 percent in 2013, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

    President Trump is behind among key elements of his base:
    Men disapprove 51 - 39 percent;
    Republicans approve 79 - 14 percent;
    White voters disapprove 48 - 43 percent.

    American voters' opinions of some of Trump's personal qualities are mostly negative:
    61 - 34 percent that he is not honest;
    55 - 40 percent that he does not have good leadership skills;
    57 - 39 percent that he does not care about average Americans;
    66 - 29 percent that he is not level-headed;
    64 - 33 percent that he is a strong person;
    60 - 35 percent that he is intelligent;
    61 - 34 percent that he does not share their values.

    https://poll.qu.edu/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2448

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  26. Trump's approval ratings seem to track nicely with the sub-90 IQ sector of the electorate.

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  27. Will Susan Rice ask for Executive Privileges when she is called to testify?

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    1. It's a nuthin' muffin Trump flunky. A desperate distraction.

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    2. White House Just Cited A Pro-Rape Misogynist As Source Of Susan Rice Story
      http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/04/04/white-house-just-cited-pro-rape-misogynist-source-susan-rice-story/

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  28. In 2013, Senator Harry Reid said "let em do it..."
    Nuclear Option, the votes are there.

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  29. Well 2:50, they were smart enough to get out and vote. Childish snobbery.

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    1. 3 million less than Clinton got, though. The rest of Trump's supporters must have stayed home and gnawed on their toenails.

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  30. All Options on the Table.
    North Korea fired off another missle this afternoon.
    Will China stand with the United States?

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    1. It went all of 31 miles and then fell in the ocean.

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    2. Send in Private Donald Bone Spurs.

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    3. Doubtful... they wouldn't want their pu$$y grabbed

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  31. 12:53pm. Forget to take your meds today?
    Why are you shaming individuals less mentally challenged than yourself?
    The rubber and glue rhyme applies to you.

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    1. There has to be some explanation why anyone would have voted for the Tangerine Nightmare. Mental incapacity is as good as any.

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    2. That's why trump uses a 7th-grade vocabulary.

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  32. False hope, fanatical promises and deep hatred for the other. Show me anywhere that Hillary spewed the hate that came out of Trump's mouth and that of his followers or blasted on their placards or hand painted t-shirts. Her absurd 'basket of deplorables' statement was about as close at it came to negative speech.

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  33. Putin's Puppet Assad Uses Nerve Gas---Trump Blames Obama, When He Should Be Blaming Himself

    Assad knew better than to use nerve gas openly on Obama's watch. He must be feeling pretty sure of himself now that Putin's other puppet, Trump is in charge of the US. That makes Trump the weak one. He is so weak that the entire U.S. military arsenal could not deter a minor middle eastern despot, Assad from committing a war crime--because Assad knew that Trump would never dare retaliate. Putin won't let him.

    So, tell me, is the world a safer place with the Draft Dodger in Chief in Charge? He is pathetic. Can't do anything but try to blame someone else for his own weakness.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/world/middleeast/syria-gas-attack.html

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  34. OK So he is a jerk and a fascist. We can bring us a million reasons why he and his cronyies should all GO.
    But, he signs away our lives.........when will he really be in Jail?
    LOCK HIM UP.

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  35. Trolls get trumped again:

    Trump supporters in Texas are coming to the realization that their vote for the president may force some of them out of their homes for less than they are worth, with others finding out that — if they stay — they’ll be living in Mexico if his wall is built.

    As part of a CNN special report on the impact the wall between the U.S. and Mexico will have on border dwellers in the state that went overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump, the network found there is already an extensive history of government lawsuits filed to take property from homeowners. With Trump’s wall planned for the entire border, some of his supporters are now saying they will fight his administration in the courts.

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