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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Most Americans Think Trump Lacks Courage, Poll Shows

Overall, just 22 percent of Americans describe Trump as prepared, 25 percent said he’s consistent, 28 percent said he’s inspiring and only 32 percent feel he’s courageous. But 84 percent said he’s competitive, 73 percent feel he’s intense and 53 percent describe Trump as enthusiastic.

September 24, 2017
GOP, Right-Wing, Trump 2016

New Poll Reveals The First Word That Comes To Mind When Americans Think Of Trump

Have you seen anything since then that would move the needle away from “idiot”? Or from “ignorant” (the ninth most frequent answer), or “stupid” (12th)? He doesn’t know what’s in the Senate’s health care bill. He’s not reading his intelligence briefings. He’s watching more Fox News than your cranky uncle. His behavior seems engineered to provoke responses like, “Can you believe what an idiot/ignoramus/stupid person Trump is?”

July 8, 2017

More People Trust CNN Than Trump, Poll Shows

Trump openly despises CNN and often refers to the network-and many others-as ‘fake news,’ but the majority of people questioned in a poll by Survey Monkey trust information from the news network over the president. “The fight… between the White House and major media outlets has made the question of truthfulness just as partisan-tinged as health care or other policies,” SurveyMonkey’s Jon Cohen told Axios.

July 5, 2017
Pro-trump group, campaign finance

Americans Support Impeachment More Than Trump

For a minute there, things were looking up for President Donald Trump—by late last week his approval rating was hovering around 40 percent, which isn’t great but marked an improvement for the former reality TV star. But then Trump spent the holiday weekend railing against the press and blasting off tweetstorms—and the president’s approval rating took a plunge over the weekend.

July 4, 2017
Trump voters

Only Scant Majority Of White Voters Pleased By Trump

That finding comes from Pew Research Center, which polled more than 2,500 adults around the U.S. between June 8-18. While African Americans and Latinos overwhelmingly gave the president’s performance a thumbs-down, 50 percent of white respondents report feeling good about Trump’s presidency. Just 44 percent think that Trump deserves a poor performance review.

June 26, 2017

Trump’s Base Voters Grow Weary

It has been a rough Friday morning for President Donald Trump. He fired off a pair of tweetstorms aiming his anger at investigators looking into his potential ties to Russia, the “fake news media” and, in general, the “phony Witch Hunt going on in America.”

June 18, 2017
GOP Disaster as Trump Ryan pull bill

Puncturing The Myth Of Trump’s Unwavering Base

It’s his loyal base that supposedly gives Trump so much cover and allows him to embrace a deeply radical agenda. The theory holds that regardless of how Democratic and independent voters view Trump (and they overwhelmingly view him unfavorably), as long as Trump maintains the support of his strongest political backers, his support is “stable” — he “has held onto the support of the voters who put him in the White House,” and his base is “steady.”

June 14, 2017
Trump, Russia, Media

Trump Just Reached An Unwanted Milestone In New Poll

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating plunged to the lowest level since he was inaugurated in a poll released Wednesday that also had 60 percent of U.S. voters questioning his ties to Russia.

June 8, 2017

Trump’s Lousy Numbers Spell Doom

Thing about Donald Trump is he doesn’t have the numbers. That became apparent starting on Election Day, when he trailed Hillary Clinton, a flawed candidate, by 3 million votes. And that was a high point.

June 6, 2017
Trump on the attack against news media

New Polls Indicate Trump Base Is Turning On Him

Wesley Easterling took him at his word. Like so many of his neighbors, Easterling relies on Medicaid and food stamps to provide for his wife and daughter. His Kentucky county is among the poorest in the country.

June 1, 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

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