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Monday, May 29, 2017

Trump’s Standing In Polls Has Dropped: How Significant Is The Slide?

President Donald Trump’s standing in national polls has consistently declined since the end of last month. His approval rating now sits at the lowest point of his presidency. Here are some questions and answers about what the polls do — and don’t — tell us.

May 24, 2017
Trump, Tone

Trump’s Approval Rating Dipped Again

The latest survey from Reuters/Ipsos found only 38 percent of adults approved of the president. Fifty-six percent disapproved while 6 percent had “mixed feelings.” Perhaps more troubling for the Trump administration: the president appeared to be losing support from his own party.

May 21, 2017
Hawaii, Trump, Congress, Executive Orders

Trump’s Approval Rating Falls In Election Strongholds

The latest survey from Monmouth University found that Trump’s approval rating has fallen in the counties that he won over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by 10 or more percentage points.

May 19, 2017
Trump, Tone

For The First Time, A Majority Of Americans Polled Want Trump Impeached

A survey from Public Policy Polling released Tuesday finds 48 percent of those questioned support impeaching the president, while just 41 percent would oppose the move. The negative feelings about Trump also affected prognostications about how long his presidency will last.

May 17, 2017
Trump, Conservative, Press

Survey Shows Depression, Trauma Among Voters Who Chose Trump

These are some of the characteristics of white working-class voters who were three times more likely to support Donald Trump in the 2016 election, according to an expanded analysis of more than 3,000 people surveyed before and after the election by PRRI/The Atlantic of white Americans who are marked by “cultural dislocation.”

May 17, 2017

Trump-Backed Obamacare Repeal Bill Disliked By 2 To 1 In Poll

By a 2 to 1 margin in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, they said the GOP’s American Health Care Act, which was embraced by President Donald Trump, was a bad idea rather than a good idea. Among those polled, 48 percent of Americans said the legislation was a bad idea.

May 15, 2017

Only 29% Of Americans Support Trump’s Firing Of Comey

Comey’s dismissal came on Tuesday, in what the White House alleged was a decision following the advice from the attorney general and deputy attorney general, although Trump later said he was intending to fire Comey ‘regardless’.

May 15, 2017
Trump sued 34 times

What Voters Think Of Trump’s Latest Obamacare Repeal Plan

Just over 1 in 5 voters, 21 percent, supported the GOP bill, a slight increase over the 17 percent who backed the original measure in a March Quinnipiac poll. “The grim diagnosis from voters: Health care will cost more and deliver less,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll.

May 12, 2017
Trump, White House

Trump’s Approval Rating Falls Among White Voters

It’s no secret President Donald Trump isn’t popular with the majority of Americans, but a new poll this week shows he is beginning to lose some of the demographics that thrust him into the White House. The Quinnipiac University survey found that just 36 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing, while 58 percent disapprove.

May 11, 2017
Trump, Wall, Border

US Polls Show Trump Approval Ratings Dipping Again

Both Quinnipiac University and Gallup on Wednesday showed approval of Trump’s performance in the White House dipping after he enjoyed a slight improvement last month when he ordered a missile attack following the Syrian government’s alleged chemical weapons attack on its civilians.

May 11, 2017
Trump in Ames

How To Fight The Republicans Who Voted For ‘Trumpcare’

Lots of liberals, and even some conservatives, are upset that House Republicans passed Thursday a health care bill that hadn’t been vetted by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for its cost or effects, such as the loss of coverage for millions of Americans, as the CBO estimated for a prior version of the legislation. The GOP was apparently ready for it’s Obamacare replacement and ready for it now—but opponents also were ready to fight back.

May 5, 2017
Travel Ban

French Dislike Trump More Than Putin, Xi, Merkel: Poll

While President Donald Trump isn’t exactly well liked in the United States, he’s viewed even more unfavorably in France, a new poll released Thursday found. Some 82 percent of French people view him unfavorably, more than any other politician included in the Suffolk University poll. About 13 percent view Trump favorably and 5 percent were undecided. Some 0.27 percent—or three of the 1,094 people surveyed—had never heard of Trump (bless their hearts).

May 5, 2017

Trump’s Latest Really Low Poll Numbers And What They Mean

“As tensions mount, President Trump is facing a critical test as Commander in Chief,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Instead of a rally ’round the flag effect, Americans are still looking for President Trump to provide leadership and more careful planning to arrive at sound policies.”

April 16, 2017
Trump's brand products

New Poll Suggests Donald Trump’s Brand Is Going Right Down The Tubes

Public opinion researchers are finding that a majority of Americans are losing their appetite for Donald Trump’s brand.
According to a new consumer survey, nearly half the population is less likely to use a product endorsed by Trump, and nearly a third would boycott it entirely.

April 10, 2017
Chris Wallace interviews Donald Trump on Fox News.Chris Wallace interviews Donald Trump on Fox News.

Three Ways Fox News Is Attempting To Delegitimize Clinton’s Lead In The Polls

Fox News has attempted to delegitimize Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead in the polls for months, claiming that the polls are skewed due to oversampling, that the size of rallies Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds is more indicative of his support than polls, and that there are “secret” Trump supporters who are too embarrassed to tell pollsters whom they support.

October 27, 2016

Reuters/Ipsos States Poll: Clinton Heavily Favored To Win Electoral College

For the Trump campaign there are a handful of states the Republican candidate must win if he is to cobble together enough states to win the White House. Among them is Florida, but numerous recent visits to the Sunshine State by Trump and his vice-presidential running mate Mike Pence did little to dent Clinton’s advantage.

October 16, 2016
Donald Trump During the Debate

Brutal: Clinton Wins Post-Debate CNN Poll, Mexican Peso And Asian Shares Climb

A CNN/ORC snap poll of debate watchers found that 57 percent thought Clinton won the encounter, versus 34 percent for Trump. In a post-debate YouGov poll of 812 voters, Clinton won by 47 percent to 42 percent.

October 10, 2016
Trump tweets, Twitter

Not Moving To Ireland — Because America Will Be Just Fine

Donald Trump is the world’s oldest middle school punk, incapable of governing his own big mouth, much less the world’s indispensable democracy.

October 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton at debate

Clinton Gains, Trump Falls In Online Betting Markets After First Debate

Hillary Clinton’s probability of winning the White House gained in online betting markets following the first debate of the campaign on Monday night between her and Republican Donald Trump.

September 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Lead Grows In Battleground States

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead is growing over Donald Trump in several battleground states, including Florida, Virginia and Michigan.

August 17, 2016
Donald Trump supporters during a campaign event for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S., August 13, 2016. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin

Young People Have Abandoned Trump In Almost Record Numbers, Polls Show

According to a new USA TODAY/Rock The Vote poll, Donald Trump is performing at almost record lows among young voters.

August 15, 2016

Despite Trump, U.S. Senate Could Stay in GOP Hands, New Swing State Polls Suggest

The Democratic Party’s hopes for retaking a U.S. Senate majority in the November election face an unexpected setback, several new polls of presidential battleground states and 2016’s tightest Senate races suggest.

August 12, 2016

More And More Republicans Don’t Expect Trump To Win

Media outlets have called the last seven days of Trump’s campaign his “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad” week and the poll numbers seem to reflect that characterization.

August 11, 2016
An attendee holds a sign in support of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally in Santa Cruz, California, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

5 Reasons It’s Going To Be Very Hard For Bernie Sanders To Concede

“I think the party of Lincoln wants to win the White House,” Mitch McConnell said Sunday morning, laying out his party’s cold calculation. “The right-of-center world needs to respect the fact that the primary voters have spoken.” It’s an inauspicious sign that Democrats at this point can’t even agree on a definition of what “primary voters have spoken” means.

June 6, 2016
A sign bearing the likeness of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs in an elevator before the candidate addresses the media regarding donations to veterans foundations at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Why Trump’s Success With Vets In Polls Is Misleading

Trump’s particular popularity with veterans is, historically speaking, lower than it should be. Compared to polls of previous GOP presidential candidates in the summer months preceding an election, a Morning Consult survey shows that Trump’s candidacy has split the usual Republican advantage in half.

June 5, 2016