Friday, January 19, 2018

U.S. Voters Split On Whether Trump Is Stable, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds

Mod: The raging man/child in the White House might feel especially good about himself after a hard day of beating up on the help, but in the real world he is not impressing all that many folks. Here is a series of polls that are bad news for the Orange Man. Especially the one where people say that they think he is likely nuts.

U.S. Voters Split On Whether Trump Is Stable, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds (Quinnipac University Poll link): Wide gender, racial and political gaps leave American voters divided on whether President Donald Trump is "mentally stable," as 45 percent say he is stable and 47 percent say he is not stable, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.

President Trump is stable, men say 53 - 40 percent, while women say 53 - 39 percent that he is not, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. White voters say 51 - 43 percent he is stable, as black voters disagree 71 - 15 percent. Republicans say 89 - 9 percent that Trump is stable. Democrats say 80 - 10 percent he is not stable. Independent voters are divided as 46 percent say he is stable and 45 percent say he is not stable.

American voters disapprove 57 - 38 percent of the job President Trump is doing.

Trump is doing more to divide the nation than to unite the nation, voters say 64 - 31 percent. Every listed party, gender, education, age and racial group says the president is dividing the nation except Republicans, who say 70 - 24 percent that he is doing more to unite the nation, and white voters with no college degree, who are divided 48 - 46 percent.

Majority Of Americans See Trump's First Year As A Failure (NPR link): As President Trump approaches the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, a majority of Americans think his first year in office has been a failure — and that he's divided the nation.

A new NPR/PBS News Hour /Marist poll finds that by a 53-to-40-percent margin, Americans deemed Trump's first year a failure. And by an almost 2-to-1 margin (61 to 32 percent), Americans said they believe Trump has divided the country since his election.

Americans give Trump relatively positive marks on his handling of ISIS and the state of the economy — no small things. But on just about every other issue, they disapprove of his handling of them or they think things have gotten worse — from their views of the tax plan to the state of race relations and women's rights to immigration, health care, the deficit and foreign policy, including his approach to North Korea. Seven-in-10 Americans are now concerned about the possibility of war breaking out with the rogue nuclear nation.

"The first-year grades for Trump are not good," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion. "He remains with his base intact and not much else. People remain doubtful in the institutions of our government, doubtful in how he's communicating things and how he's handling things. It's not a pretty picture for the president after the first year."

Poll: Under Trump, global approval of U.S. leadership hits historical low (Politico link): Other nations’ approval of U.S. leadership under President Donald Trump hit a historical low of 30 percent in 2017, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

The measure, the lowest since Gallup began tracking it worldwide in 2007, signals an 18-point drop from a year earlier, when 48 percent approved of the national influence under former President Barack Obama. It is the single largest year-to-year drop in approval of U.S. leadership — or of any country examined — to date.

Gallup found that approval dropped by 10 or more points in 65 of the 134 countries and areas surveyed. Regionally, the image of the U.S. was weaker in virtually every part of the world, registering record lows within multiple countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Disapproval of U.S. leadership, meanwhile, soared, increasing by 15 points from 2016 to 2017 and notching the highest mark — 43 percent — for any of the four major global powers surveyed over the past decade.

History professor predicts Mueller will reveal Trump crimes that will ‘shock the nation’ — and force GOP to impeach (Raw Story link): Historian Allan Lichtman is known for making accurate predictions — and he’s more certain than ever that President Donald Trump will be impeached this spring. The American University history professor has correctly predicted the winner of every presidential election since 1984, including Trump, and he has recently updated his book, The Case for Impeachment, that was released in April — before the president fired FBI director James Comey and special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed.

“There’s as strong a case of obstruction of justice as there was against Bill Clinton on a vastly more important matter than a blue dress,” Lichtman told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “Remember, virtually every Republican voted for an obstruction article against Bill Clinton.”

He said the special counsel investigation almost certainly had more damning evidence of illegal cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russia, which he said would soon be revealed.

“It’s a conspiracy,” Lichtman said. “I believe we have the tip of the iceberg of what the special counsel knows about the relationship between Trump and the Trump team and the Russians. There’s a fair chance that the reason they were covering up all of those calls from then to be national security adviser with the Russians was to cover up a possible quid pro quo, the Russians will help us and in turn we’ll ease those sanctions. Why else make those calls and why else lie about them?”

The historian said the public had already seen strong evidence of obstruction, but he said there’s plenty of reason to predict charges on a “host of crimes” — some of them deadly serious — related to a Russian conspiracy.

Trump Reportedly Told Stormy Daniels to Spank Him with an Issue of Forbes (New York Magazine link): There are new details about the president’s alleged relationship with adult-film star Stormy Daniels. According to a report by Mother Jones, Daniels once claimed that the president made her spank him with an issue of Forbes magazine.

The information came from an email exchange between two campaign consultants who worked with Daniels back in 2009, when she was considering running for Senator of Louisiana (one of her potential campaign slogans was “Stormy Daniels: Screwing people honestly.”) When one consultant, Andrea Dubé, expressed surprise that Donald Trump was listed as one of Daniel’s possible campaign contributors, the other consultant replied: Yep. She says one time he made her sit with him for three hours watching “shark week.” Another time he had her spank him with a Forbes magazine.

The consultant apparently told Mother Jones that the copy of Forbes in question featured a picture of Trump on the cover. Mother Jones confirmed that Trump was in fact on the cover of a 2006 issue of Forbes, alongside Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka, under the headline “400 Richest People in America”.

Trump says privately that a terror attack could save him and GOP from 2018 election bloodbath (Raw Story link): Faced with the likelihood of a “blue tsunami” in the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump is holding out hope that terrorists will attack the country, reported the Washington Post on Wednesday.

“In private conversations,” said the Post, “Trump has told advisers that he doesn’t think the 2018 election has to be as bad as others are predicting. He has referenced the 2002 midterms, when George W. Bush and Republicans fared better after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, these people said.”

Matthew Yglesias at Vox.com wrote, “(T)his is a frightening line of thought for an incumbent president and his team to be entertaining.”

“(I)f the president and his top staff are not so concerned with democracy but purely political power, that’s a terrifying proposition,” said Yglesias.

Mod: You do know that this guy is a dangerous idiot, right?

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46 comments:

  1. Yes I do know he is a dangerous idiot. I would like one woman to explain to me why she still likes and approves of Trump, and I mean a real, valid reason.

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    1. He cut taxes, he believes people who enter this country illegally should be deported, he wants to replace ACA,
      The stock market is at an all time high. I really don't care what he does in his personal life. Look at many of
      Our past presidents and current politicians. Scares the crap out of me that Winfrey might run for president.
      I am 100% a real DNA woman.

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    2. The treason thing doesn't bother you at all?

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    3. 8:25, you’re one shallow woman. Would you still like the Orange pig if he grabbed your privates?

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    4. 8:25, seek psychological help.

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    5. You there @ 8:25, would you let your daughter be in same room with the current President? You’re the first women I’ve heard that likes him, congratulations!

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    6. Stormy Daniels (aka 8:25).

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    7. I don't care for his character and the treason has not been proven, but I completely support what he has done...taxes, etc. And if he ever touched my daughter he would be singing soprano because she is not afraid to kick him in his nuts. Unlike his other so called victims, she would not hesitate to call the authorities.

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  2. The President is doing just fine, actually he is doing just great-MAGA.
    The Russia Collusion is about to be released; only it is one of those "lock her up" moments.
    Release the Kraken, this ship and her crew are going down.
    President Obama had better have some life rafts ready.

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    1. This is satire, right?

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    2. Nope, that’s called brainwashing

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    3. Still waiting for trumps taxes to be released


      He promised, remember?

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    4. 6:53 - The fellow at 6:08 must have one of the cleanest brains ever.

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    5. 6:08, been hitting the meth pipe again ? Just exactly what has the orange pig done that is so great ? I’ll be waiting for your answers.

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  3. Most of us have had a family member or friend who suffered from dementia (age-related or early on-set) or Alzheimers. When there is a diagnoses of either, the patient is forgiven EVERYTHING. Nothing they are doing is done on purpose. They have no control over their behavior.

    So now we have the complete story on Donald Trump: his behavior is purposeful. He is hateful, mean spirited and he enjoys being a bully. There is another diagnosis for this condition. That will come professionally after he is removed from office but this diagnosis has already been made by the public who care for the elderly, women, children, immigrant DACA and families, adolescent boys who are observing this behavior under the lame excuse of "locker room talk."

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    1. Yeah but we are fools for allowing Dump to stay in his position then! If your family member or friend suffered from dementia you wouldn't give them the keys to the semi-truck and tell them to be the CEO of a business that he/she didn't understand???!! Right?

      If this POTUS fool acted the way he does in my work place, or around me, I'd flee from him at all costs, and enjoy the day he got fired. But somehow our acceptance of improper, uncivil, disgusting behavior has greatly increased due to the constant barrage since he came into office. Which is sad, not sure if we can go back.. and the next person will probably top even this crap. Sad, our evolution has taken a bad bad turn, and the world suffers. And heading to the march in downtown LA tomorrow will be fun, but does it really matter?

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    2. Patience. The show is going to start much sooner than you think.

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  4. "Who among us hasn’t created a Delaware LLC to pay an adult film star hush money?" - Bill Kristol

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  5. Joe Scarborough has gone on a screed claiming that Putin has something horrific that he is hanging over Trump's head. Joe also says it is all going to come out and that the American people are going to be horrified. He is calling out Trump as a dictator, stopping short of comparing him to Hitler and Stalin. The news media knows what is coming. I think they are holding back in deference to Mueller. It is a known fact that what gets out into the public is a fraction of what journalist and reporters actually know. They are just waiting.

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  6. I can't believe we all missed this one!

    trumpery
    noun trum·pery ˈtrəm-p(ərē

    Definition of trumpery
    1 a : worthless nonsense
    b : trivial or useless articles : junk
    a wagon loaded with household trumpery —Washington Irving

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trumpery

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  7. Omarosa may have taped confidential White House discussions - Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman may have taped confidential West Wing conversations and fears being caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, sources told the Daily News on Thursday. The former reality TV star’s official last day in the Trump administration is Saturday — despite the abrupt announcement of her departure last month — and her next step seems to be lawyering up. The soon-to-be former assistant to President Trump and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison has held exploratory meetings with several high profile attorneys for potential representation, a source told The News.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/omarosa-taped-confidential-white-house-discussions-article-1.3765147

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  8. TRUMP IS 'TERRIFIED' OF SHARKS AND HOPES THEY ALL 'DIE,' STORMY DANIELS CLAIMS: President Donald Trump is terrified of sharks and hopes they all die, according to adult film actress, Stormy Daniels. You could see the television from the little dining room table and he was watching Shark Week and he was watching a special about the U.S.S. something and it sank and it was like the worst shark attack in history. He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks, said Daniels. The adult film actress added that Trump was riveted and obsessed with the show, despite his fear of them. He was like, 'I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die.' He was like riveted. He was like obsessed. Its so strange, I know, she said.

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-stormy-daniels-shark-week-785379

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    1. ‘sharks’ as in ‘sharks’ and ‘jets’... the colored people from west side story

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  9. Obstruction will be easily proven. What I think Mueller and Schneiderman have up their sleeves is some serious, long term money laundering by the Trump and Kushner syndicates. I doubt the prosecutors are only interviewing administration figures; they're probably squeezing the syndicates' lawyers, accountants, and other functionaries.

    Some people are going to do some serious time before this is over. And Trump's reported excellent cognitive test shows he's mentally fit to stand trial. No diminished capacity here. Just a lifelong refusal to obey the law.

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    1. one can only hope you are right 8:57!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Yeah, it like crooked Regan where he claimed not to know about the shady deals going on all around him

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    1. I wonder if they're taking advantage of Trump's mental disabilities like they did with Reagan.

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    2. He doesn’t have dementia or other mental disabilities that would call into question whether he understood or understands his wrongdoing is wrong.

      What he has is a narcissist personality disorder, possible sociopathy, and a lifetime of not being held accountable for wrongdoing. He knows the difference between right and wrong and whether he’s hurting others or the country or not. He just doesn’t care.

      Sure he has what can be called a mental disorder, but it’s not the type of disorder that prevents him from distinguishing between right and wrong. Prisons throughout the US are full of people lie him.

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    3. So let’s stop trying to diminish his responsibility by saying others are taking advantage of him. They may be. But any such circumstance are merely collateral to his lifelong wrongdoing.

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    4. Trump is controlled by international criminals out of Russia far wealthier and personally more powerful than he. That he is slowly slipping into senility makes their job all the easier.

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    5. He’s not slipping into senility. He’s competent to stand trial and be incarcerated.

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    6. I'd be OK with him being locked up in a nuthouse.

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  11. World governments along with a overwhelming majority have concluded that 'd.j.t.' is nothing more than a 'Mad Man Across the Water' or also know 'the phony president.'

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  12. All you Dump worshippers might want to learn how the stock market works. You all are wrong thinking equities soar thanks to the Orange Pig. The markets have been raging like a Bull for longer than his joke first term, Did you idiots hear that Dump claimed the increase in the market will wipe out our national debt ? What a dumb person. Look at world markets too, outpacing many US indices. Your red MAGA hats are cutting of the blood to your brains,

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    1. True, but let the MAGA idiots celebrate the S&P 500 returns in Trump’s 1st year. From Yahoo Finance for all you MAGA yahoos:

      “The stock market has rallied during Donald Trump’s presidency, with the S&P 500 up nearly 24% during Trump’s first year in office. But here’s a surprise: It did even better during President Obama’s first year, rising 35.3%.” Ouch!

      Putin reportedly very disappointed in Trump’s poor showing compared to Obama, especially since Obama inherited the deepest recession since the depression thanks to yahoo W.

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    2. MAGA - Morons Are Going Ape

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  13. The House Intelligence Committee transcript of the interview of Glenn Simpson re Fusion GPS investigation including the so called Steele dossier is well worth a couple of hours reading.

    Read it and try to argue there’s no collusion. If only a fraction is true, Trump and many of his family members and associates should be doing life.

    The link to the transcript is in this piece: https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1734108

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  14. I see. So someone’s character and actions produced known sexual assault victims, but yet his tax plan makes that a moot point. Why of course, completely logical. Got it.

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    1. Age old problem: traitors can be bought very, very cheaply.

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  15. Hey leftists biased Tattler, while you keep posting articles bashing president trumps mental stability, hes kicking butt on the stock market reaching 26k, ISIS is on the run, hes securing our border, enforcing the laws and cutting taxes for individuals and bizz, enjoy those tax cuts! Maga 🇺🇸

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    1. Trump is a traitor. No real patriot could ever support him.

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  16. 63 million fellow citizen american patriots voted for him. You know a real traitor would give billions of dollars to Iran and do nothing about Isis, and joke that its a jv team while hundreds of thousands of innocent christians and muslims are killed due to a lack of urgency of pres obama. You know all for political correctness right?..

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    1. Trump is Putin's lady friend. You, apparently, wash their sheets.

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