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    After Trump’s “Worst Week” his approval barely changes

    After Trump’s “Worst Week” his approval barely changes

    NBC/WSJ poll: Trump approval ‘remarkably stable’

    The convictions of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen had #TheResistance giddy with excitement.

    This was the end. He’s a gonner. WORST WEEK EVER.

    Some of us were skeptical, The value of Trump to the Trump voter is that he stands between them and #TheResistance.

    So how does the polling after Trump’s worst week ever look?

    NBC News and the Wall Street Journal just released a poll, Trump approval ‘remarkably stable’ after a stormy week of bad news:

    After a week that saw President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman convicted on eight counts of fraud and his former lawyer plead guilty to felony campaign finance charges, the president’s job approval rating remains virtually unchanged, new polling from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows….

    Between August 18th and August 22nd — the day after the news involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen — the president’s approval rating stood at 46 percent approve, 51 percent disapprove.

    In a separate NBC/WSJ survey, conducted August 22nd through August 25th, Trump’s approval rating was 44 percent approve and 52 percent disapprove. That’s within the poll’s margin of error.

    Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart and his team at Hart Research Associates, called Trump’s approval rating “remarkably stable” despite the Manafort and Cohen developments, both of which became public on the same afternoon last Tuesday.

    Hart adds that, for Democrats hoping to craft a midterm election strategy, the week’s news thus far “represents a fools gold opportunity rather than a silver bullet solution.”

    The NBC/WSJ polls is almost exactly what Rasmussen finds as of August 24, 2018, 46% approval. On August 24, 2010, Obama had a 45% approval rating according to Rasmussen.

    So despite a massively negative media environment for Trump and a massively positive media environment for Obama, Trump’s approval rating is the same as Obama at a similar time in his presidency.

    What does it all mean for November 2018? That same NBC/WSJ poll showed Democrats with an 8 point generic ballot lead. Other generic ballot polling averages slightly lower for Democrats. By contrast, in the Republican wave election of 2010, Republicans held a 9.6% generic ballot lead just before the election.

    So Democrats have an advantage, which means turnout and peculiarities specific to particular races could be the difference as to whether Republicans hold the house.

    The stability in Trump’s polling shows that people may be tuning out media hysteria. Foaming-at-the-mouth attacks on Trump and Trump voters may have achieved all it is going to achieve, which is mostly psychosis among liberals, but that may not be enough.

    Perhaps that’s why, as Mike pointed out earlier, Democrats Have a New Midterm Strategy – Ignore Trump.

    But he will not be ignored.


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    Who cares about Stormy? Banging whores as an issue is a ship that sailed over twenty years ago with the old salt Seaman Staynz at the helm. If Trump boinked the fat slut, well good for him. I just hope he white-washed her tonsils instead of her dress.

    And, boy does that Lawrence O’Brien look deranged. Someone at his network should have a net at the ready.

    Here’s my unsophisticated take on Cohen. Rich people pay ridiculous amounts of money to lawyers to ensure they accomplish their goals legally. If Cohen failed, it’s malpractice on him not Trump.

    She-Guevara and the Antifa is the alternative to Trump. I don’t see any Trump voter changing their vote soon. Oh= and McCain and Romney also both failed to win the Presidency. So that makes Trump MORE likable than eithe of those two clowns.

    Oh and that war on the news media??? -Whatever happened to doors getting kicked in at 4:00 am for journalists critical of Obama policies?

    No one knows, but Trump voters still remember. We also remember being called racist and Nazis for the past decade. So they could actually catch Trump red-handed and he’s still better than the GOP or Dem alternative.

    IrateNate | August 26, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Trump’s approval ratings remain steady. In other words, people other than those who get paid to hate Trump 24/7 don’t really care about any of this media silliness.

    dannystaggers | August 27, 2018 at 9:16 am

    It only means one thing. That even the people who watch the MSM meltdowns, don’t believe a word of what their being told. That’s a good sign. Poor NBC having to admit this, and poor WSJ who threw in with them. I recently cancelled the Journal, I might add.

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