Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Hill: Trump disapproval hits 64 percent in AP poll

Mod: He's now being investigated by the FBI and other government entities for both obstruction of justice and even treason, and if that isn't an indication of how badly things are going for this loud-mouthed fool of a president, what is? The results have been devastating for the fellow, and historically low approval ratings for a POTUS at this stage of his administration are pretty much the rule. Here is the latest on all of that rhythm from The Hill.

Trump disapproval hits 64 percent in AP poll (The Hill link): Nearly two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the job President Trump is doing in the White House, according to an Associated Press/NORC poll released Thursday.

Sixty-four percent of respondents in the survey said that they don't like how the president is handling his office, while just over a third, 35 percent, approve of Trump.

The poll also found that 65 percent of Americans believe Trump has little or no respect for the country's democratic institutions and traditions. Only about 34 percent said they believe he has a great deal or even a fair amount of respect for such institutions.

While that sentiment appeared most common among Democrats and independents — 9 in 10 and 6 in 10, respectively — a third of Republican voters said Trump had little or no respect for democratic institutions in America.

While the president entered the White House with relative unpopularity, the AP noted, his dwindling approval numbers and perceived disrespect for the country's institutions show mounting challenges for Trump as he seeks to cast himself as a unifying figure.

Trump also faces disapproval in some key policy areas. Sixty-six percent of Americans said they disapprove of Trump's handling of healthcare. That comes two months after House Republicans passed a measure to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act. The Senate is hammering out its own healthcare bill.

Nearly as many Americans, 64 percent, disapprove of Trump's climate change policies. The president announced earlier this month that he would withdraw the U.S. from the 195-nation Paris climate deal and has made a concerted push to undo Obama-era environmental regulations.

The poll surveyed 1,068 Americans from June 8 to 11, and respondents were interviewed either by phone or online. The survey's margin of error is 4.1 percentage points.

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say (The Washington Post link): The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.

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50 comments:

  1. Before Trump fired Comey he was not under investigation by the FBI. After he fired Comey? He is under investigation. Genius.

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    1. Coincidence. Trump destined to be investigated people were saying it while he was stil campaigning

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    2. That's true. Many people became aware early on that Trump belongs in prison.

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    3. Did your dog tell you trump was not under investigation before firing Director Comey? The only reason we believe trump is being investigated now is because he foolishly claims to be in his Tweets.

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    4. Actually it was Comey who said that. I guess you missed his Senate testimony the other week.

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    5. Trump, along with his dwindling band of true believers, are in way over their heads.

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  2. Trump Attacks Rosenstein in Latest Rebuke of Justice Department

    WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his attacks on his own Justice Department on Friday, using an early-morning Twitter rant to condemn the department’s actions as “phony” and “sad!” and to challenge the integrity of the official overseeing the expanding inquiry into Russian influence of the 2016 election.

    Acknowledging for the first time publicly that he is under investigation, Mr. Trump appeared to accuse Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, of leading what the president called a “witch hunt.” Mr. Rosenstein appointed a special counsel last month to conduct the investigation after Mr. Trump fired the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey.

    “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/us/politics/trump-investigation-comey-russia.html?_r=0

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  3. Are these polls that you are using the same ones that had Clinton leading in the last election? Some things just don't change, do they?

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    1. Yes. They showed Clinton in the lead and she went on to win by 3 million votes.

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    2. Exactly the polls were correct- the people voted in Clinton.

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    3. 6:28 forgot about that.

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    4. 6:28 was never informed about that because its not mentioned in alt-news

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  4. Just how do you insult a hardcore Republican? You ask them how their buddy Donald Trump is doing? This of course is worse than spitting on them.

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    1. They're not handling reality well lately. After the 2018 elections the Republican Party will cease to exist in California.

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  5. Hey so if his disapproval rate = 100% is he automatically impeached or rejected or just made to go sit in a corner? Can't it be like that softball game rule that when your team is so many points behind its too embarrassing and everyone knows there is no way to catch up so they call the game, no matter what inning? C'm on now lets get this over with!!

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  6. Did any of you watch the ABC special about Watergate last night? The similarities between those times and now and between the behavior of Nixon and Trump are scary! Nixon started by maligning the press, calling journalists evil!

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    1. Nixon's crimes were minor when compared to what Trump has done. At least Tricky Dick was a patriot.

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    2. Make America Impeach Again.

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  7. Marsha,Marsha, Marsha, the Television series the Brady Bunch.
    Only this is, Russia, Russia, Russia, the Progressie Polls and the fleeing voters leaving the Democratic Party.
    The Washington DC swamp, continues swirling in a pattern of, get nothing done.
    I support my President, he is exactly what this Country needed, his time is now.
    The 60's anti establishment hippy days have created an atmosphere in the Capital of bad sitcom ratings.
    The Apprentice Chief Negotiator is the highest rated new program in town.
    Hollywood elite and Progressives are only attempting to continue their ride on the American Gravy Train; well Washington D.C lost it's Soul a generation ago. The timing is now, for a fresh generation of Washington outsiders to be directing a new way to view the future.
    You Progressivism complainers can can remain obsolete, the more advanced generation will remember "you" in history, and as out takes, cut from the scene, left on the floor to be swept away with the leftovers and trash of the day.

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    1. Mr. Alternative Reality has checked in for the morning.

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    2. "I support my president, he is exactly what this country needed, his time is now." I hope that wasn't chemically induced.

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    3. troll wail
      trump fail

      see ya at the golf course

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    4. You do realize you are speaking gibberish and make absolutely no sense?
      Amusing tho.........

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    5. It is a carefully strung together series of alt right sound bytes and talking points from 5 months ago. Kind of a digital cargo cult.

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    6. 8:36 writes from Moscow, so of course he supports his president

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    7. Putin will eventually have to give Trump sanctuary in Russia.

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  8. Nixon was a very accomplished President, his Yorba Linda birth place and Library are refreshing vs.the slant on history that is adnauism and incorrect.

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    1. Nixon was a nasty racist. Corrupt. Elitist, evil man.
      Worst president of the century

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  9. Journalism? That died long ago, with cable TV.
    Opinion "hit" pieces more like it.
    Fake News is the norm, the regular Progressive propaganda.

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    1. 8:46 lives in the Fox News Boob Tube Bubble.

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  10. Good to know 8:43am. that your Father's day will be relaxing with Bill Cosby and his "truths"; after all the polls tell us that he is known as a terrific family man.
    The polls

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    1. You're creepy, troll #1.

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  11. Polls, polls, polls, you can pick the ones that fit your agenda. Yesterday's Rasmussen Daily President Approval Poll stated that Trump had a 50 per cent approval rate. Rasmussen Poll got the presidential election correct in November. Others didn't. Overall, I prefer Rasmussen.

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    1. Rasmussen claimed that Trump would win the popular vote. They were practically the only poll that got it wrong. They're a consistent outlier.

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  12. 9:24am. Facts? Give some examples.
    Oh, you have none.
    You just need your morning Joe and a good 1960 rant. Like I said my friend, "you" are infringement at it's best, "you" are on the edge; tell Soros he's not paying you the promised rate increase that the US Government just passed.

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    1. "You are infringement at its best." Damn. I don't know what that means, but I bet it's not good!

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    2. Hold on, troll... you're saying there are no facts proving Nixon was racist, corrupt, elitist and evil? Where do you extremist zealots come from? You're repeated comments here prove you are a terrorist. But bak to Nixon, we could cite reasons all day...

      Racist:
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/11/AR2010121102890.html

      Corrupt:
      http://watergate.info

      Elitist:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Nixon#Collegiate_and_law_school_education

      Evil:
      https://verdict.justia.com/2017/01/06/nixon-evil-getting-historical-evidence-right

      Now quit wasting our time and go read during your time-out, troll.

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    3. Ok. But Nixon's wife never posed naked for a magazine. Trump's did.

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    4. Don't care what his wife did for a living. But with all that plastic surgery it must have been an unimpressive spread.

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    5. What it did, 11:50, was feed into discussions like the one here, where the first lady of the United States has no dignity, and no one will ever take anything she says or does seriously.

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    6. That she would exploit her political position to sell a fragrance line is not terribly dignified.

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    7. The "make America great again" Trumps manufacture their products in the cheap labor countries.

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  13. Sounds like a "black lives " matter discussion 12:20pm!

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    1. You equate being black with skin mags?

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    2. Dylan Roof has entered the Tattler forum

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    3. Speaking of "gun rights" advocates.

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  14. I laugh when I hear Republicans still try to rehabilitate Nixon, but not because they believe he did nothing wrong.

    No, I laugh because Nixon was far too liberal to stand a chance in today's Republican Party, which conveniently forgets that Nixon helped created the EPA; signed the Clean Air, Marine Mammal Protection, and Endangered Species Acts; and--get this you Alt Fact nuts out there--supported the ERA!

    Besides, his crimes were not as extensive, sinister, or treasonous enough for the Republicans currently in power and their FoxNews addled supporters.

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  15. In January 1970, President Richard Nixon’s top aide, urged him to hire the young media consultant Roger Ailes as his television adviser. Nixon — who was obsessively image-conscious even for a politician — would often complain that he needed someone to advise him... Haldeman reported in a memo, “I think Ailes is probably the best man for the job.”

    Nixon began to rely on Mr. Ailes for advice on how to position the lighting and the lectern for his TV appearances, guidance on what clothes to wear and how to cut his hair, memos prescribing what his long-term media strategy should be and much more. Mr. Ailes went on to help Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and countless other Republican politicians master the medium. But as significant as what Mr. Ailes taught Nixon is what Nixon taught Mr. Ailes: the political power of popular resentment against a liberal cultural elite.

    It's a Fair and Balanced world we live in.

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  16. With luck the next 36% of negative reaction by the American public will happen rather quickly as time is running out for the rest of the worlds public opinion about Donald J. Trump.

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  17. Worse than that, a burger at Houstons is now $19.

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