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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Obama Easily Outpolls Trump In Rating Of Presidents

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


Despite President Donald Trump’s fervent support among his base, a recently released Pew Research Center poll found that he is trailing President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and President Ronald Reagan in a survey of public opinion.

“When asked which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, more Americans name Barack Obama than any other president,” Pew writes in a new post. “More than four-in-ten (44%) say Obama is the best or second best president of their lifetimes, compared with about a third who mention Bill Clinton (33%) or Ronald Reagan (32%).”

Meanwhile, Trump falls in fourth place at 19 percent.…

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New Poll: A ‘Punch To The Gut’ For Trump Immigration Policy

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.


Trump’s assault on families has landed with a resounding thud among American voters, according to new polling from Quinnipiac.

Trump likes to boast that he is “strong” on immigration — but 58 percent of voters actually oppose his immigration policy, while only 39 percent agree with it.

When asked to describe the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy that forces families to be separated, the top three responses are “sad,” “terrible,” and “bad.”

Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement that the results of the survey are a “punch to the gut of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.”

“When it comes to the separation of immigrant kids from their parents, American voters are clearly appalled,” he added.…

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Poll: Americans’ Pride In Country Declining Under Trump

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For the first time ever, less than half of U.S. adults say they’re “extremely proud” to be Americans.

That’s according to a new Gallup poll, which found that 47 percent of U.S. citizens describe themselves as “extremely proud” to be Americans, down from 51 percent in 2017.

This marks the first time the number has dropped below 50 percent since Gallup started asking people how proud they are to be Americans.

The figure reached a peak of 70 percent in 2003, in the aftermath of 9/11. Since then, it has remained steady at 57 to 58 percent — until Trump took office.…

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