Trump’s Approval Rating Hits Another Record Low, Trump Laughably Calls It “Not Bad At This Time”

ABC News reports:

Americans give President Donald Trump the lowest six-month approval rating of any president in polls dating back 70 years, punctuated by questions about his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, the GOP health care plan and Russia’s role in the 2016 election.

Just 36 percent of Americans polled in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of Trump’s job performance, down 6 points from his 100-day mark, itself a low. The previous president closest to this level at or near six months was Gerald Ford, at 39 percent, in February 1975.

Sixty-three percent in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates, say it was inappropriate for Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign manager to have met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign. Six in 10 also think Russia tried to influence the campaign, and among those who say so, 67 percent think Trump aides helped, similar to results in April.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    President Snowflake melting down like Ann Coulter on a Delta flight.

    • FAEN

      She is really a vile human being isn’t she? Reading through her tweets she called for the Dr dragged off the United flight to be deported! Unbelievable.

      • Ernest Endevor

        She’s just a troll. I also find it hard to believe that she flies coach.

        • FAEN

          Yeah that surprised me too.

        • kaydenpat

          I find it hard to believe that she doesn’t fly broomstick.

          • Silver Badger

            I’m given to understand it was broken. Probably gonna be in the shop awhile.

          • prixator

            That was after Kellyanne borrowed it. She wrecks everything!

        • FAEN

          A troll who plays a part and gets paid for it.

        • B Snow

          Interesting. Maybe her books aren’t doing as well as they used to. Pity.

          • Ernest Endevor

            They’r mostly bought by the RW PR industry and, for some reason, my local library. I get tired of going in there and hiding them behind picture histories of the Hudson Valley.

          • B Snow

            Haha!! I saw one on a bookshelf in my gym and almost put it in the garbage can, because that’s really where it belongs.

          • Ernest Endevor

            For some reason that I don’t understand, I feel that it’s okay for me to hide them but not to steal and/or trash them.

          • B Snow

            That reminds me, I saw a DVD at a Goodwill a few months ago, something like “How Liberals are Ruining America”. My hand slipped and the DVD wound up behind all the other DVDs so it wasn’t visible anymore. Oops!

      • kaydenpat

        Wow. She really knows how to go low.

        • FAEN

          That she does. And since the Teabagger movement and Cheeto her racism and xenophobia has become so much more blatant don’t you think?

          • kaydenpat

            You may be right about that. I have to confess that I don’t pay much attention to her unless she says something outrageous and it is reported on sites like JMG.

          • FAEN

            I don’t either unless she’s on Maher or JMG.

      • Harveyrabbit

        I thought she was just being very considerate by buying that seat beside her. She knows no one would want to sit beside a soul sucking vampire.

  • Gustav2

    The Dear Leader has an one hundred percent approval rating in every cabinet meeting!

    • kaydenpat

      Lol!! Someone loves him — just not the majority of us.

      • Silver Badger

        Love may be a bit strong. He is being used, not loved. Still, he allows it.

    • Todd20036

      Actually, didn’t one person not suck up to him in that NK photo op?

  • SoCalGal20

    36% is the new “almost 40%”.

    How long before it’s the new “almost 100%”?

    • kaydenpat

      I guess he was rounding up although 40% is nothing to brag about.

    • cleos_mom

      Alternative approval ratings. We’ll be hearing “70 is the new Terrible Twos” any day now.

    • crewman

      It’s surreal when you’re in a conversation with someone who is a serial liar. Our entire communication ability is premised on the expectation of truthful speech, at least most of the time. When talking to someone who just lies about everything, the impulse is to respond as if he thinks it’s true and reason with him about why he’s wrong. The fact is, he hasn’t given truth any though whatsoever, because it’s always been irrelevant. He just says whatever suits him, whatever people want to hear that gets them to give him what he wants. Truth has never mattered. From his perspective, if you think people tell the truth, you’re a naive idiot; his favorite kind of person.

      • SFBruce

        So true. I’m actually amazed he’s at 36%. In my lifetime, all presidents, like most politicians, at the very least, shade the truth, but Donnie somehow thinks that if he says something, however crazy, however free from fact or reason, that’s good enough. Nixon was a huge liar, but even he seemed to believe you can’t just make stuff up and get away with it. Donnie is doing just that.

        • JT

          Those people are the ones who believe what they’re told without thought or reflection. That’s why so many of them are religionists.

          • 2patricius2

            And in many instances, the Trumpites and religionists are one and the same.

          • another_steve

            If by “religionists” you mean fundamentalist theofascists, I agree with you.

            The latter share with Trump’s Deplorables this common trait:

            Undiscerning, unthinking adherence to whatever shit is poured into their heads by their “authority figures.”

          • JT

            It’s one of the most common traits among religious believers, most of whom are not even familiar with their basic texts, much less anything else.

          • another_steve

            I don’t generalize about and stereotype all “religious believers.” That’s a very diverse population — “religious believers.”

            It’s wrong to treat a diverse population as a single entity and make sweeping generalizations concerning it.

          • JT

            You don’t seem to see the qualifications that are there, and are overlooking the the fact that religion is based on “faith”.

          • another_steve

            You exhibit faith every time you make a decision to do something within the next five minutes. There’s no demonstrable scientific “evidence” that your heart will still be beating then. The odds may be good but there’s no evidence and no guarantee.

            “Faith,” understood broadly, comes with being human.

          • JT

            Are you serious? Banish science then, if there is no evidence of such things.

          • another_steve

            I don’t think we’re communicating, JT.

            Please give me a link to a site that details the scientific evidence that your heart will be beating five minutes from now. Remember, I’m not talking “odds” here. I acknowledge that the odds of your heart continuing to beat for the next five minutes are very good.

            But again… please point me to scientific evidence establishing that your heart will be beating five minutes from now.

          • JT

            What you call “odds” is probability. It is the basis of scientific prediction.

            You seem not to understand that that is part of all science-based endeavors, like sending a probe to Saturn, or giving a vaccination.

          • another_steve

            You’re evading the issue — the issue being the role of faith in the human experience.

            Religious people of good will (including the many many LGBT religious people of good will) have faith that there is something “out there” above and beyond. You have faith that your heart will be beating five minutes from now.

            They cannot prove it re God. There is no evidence establishing it. It’s a matter of faith for them.

            You cannot prove it re your heart. There is no evidence establishing it. It’s a matter of faith for you.

          • Misutaa Roboto

            It’s disingenuous to call something “faith-based” that is based on empirical odds. Even without systematically collected data, we can put a pretty low upper bound on the frequency with which peoples’ hearts just stop beating just by common day-to-day experience. If you’re saying that “faith” is confidence in something that is likely to happen, that’s a very different meaning than someone saying that they have faith, e.g., that the universe was created by a sentient being.

            I’ll refrain from generalizing about all religious believers, because you’re right that that’s a diverse group, and there are plenty who would not proclaim to base their beliefs on faith (though I think that all forms of mysticism and beliefs in supernatural beings are actually unfounded and most likely wrong).

          • another_steve

            I think of “faith” as being trust in something essentially unknowable. I admit it’s a broad understanding of the word but nevertheless that’s how I understand it.

            If you say you believe in God, you have faith in what others have told you is “out there” and you trust your instinct that they are right. That, imo, is no different than believing that your heart will be beating five minutes from now. Plenty of people believe that – have faith in it – and proceed to drop dead in the next minute.

            Faith in things unseen and unknown is part of our human inheritance.

            I never condemn or mock or try to “correct” people of good will who engage in it.

          • Misutaa Roboto

            But those are really quite different things. Again, one has empirical evidence (we have some idea of what’s typical for hearts, sudden death, etc.), the other doesn’t. Faith can be used to justify any proposition at all. In the absence of some particular evidence, claiming that “God exists” (for most common conceptions of “God”) is a much stronger statement than saying “my heart will be beating five minutes from now.

            Of course the most likely belief (given what you know at any given time) can still be wrong sometimes. That’s the reality we live in. We don’t deal in absolute certainties, but a lack of absolute certainty isn’t the same as an absolute lack of certainty. Everything we know about the world is probabilistic at best, and some propositions are more likely than others. The more information a proposition asserts about the world, the less likely it is in the absence of some corroborating evidence.

          • another_steve

            I’m a Philosophical Daoist by nature and outlook and recognize the existence of mystery. The Tao Te Ching – the “source book,” if you will, of Daoism – references mystery in Chapter One.

            This is metaphysical, not scientific, mystery. If one doesn’t accept the existence of metaphysical mystery, the concept of “faith” rings hollow. And that’s perfectly okay.

            (Thanks for the civil exchange, MR. Much appreciated.)

          • Misutaa Roboto

            Thanks for the discussion to you too. I do enjoy them, even when we disagree. 🙂

          • JT

            No evasion here. You’re just not understanding. There is no “faith” involved in science, just probability and explanation. You’re looking for certainty. In science, that went out with Descartes.

          • Misutaa Roboto

            That’s quite a straw man there. Shame if something knocked it down.

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        • FAEN

          This is how divided we are as a country and it’s just getting worse-the Dems, who are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, believe in facts, science etc and on the other side of the aisle the GOP has regressed by a factor of a 1000.

          • Ninja0980

            My maternal side of the family has mostly all left the GOP because of that fact.

        • Ken M

          His base isn’t good with percentages. They only understand 0, 50, and 100. Above 0 is a good thing, and near 50 (or 40) is a “really good” thing.

          • Todd20036

            Some of even his base are realizing that they are getting screwed in Trump’s healthcare bills and that the ACA is probably the best they will see for quite awhile.

            even if the author of ACA isn’t white….

          • FAEN

            Sadly some of his base would rather get screwed out of healthcare rather than admit the black guy had their best interests at heart.

          • gaymex1

            Fake news. Alternative math. Our numbers are based on a system that early Arab terrorists diddled with. Keep them out. Lock them up.

          • Dagoril

            Heh. Actually I am surprised there isn’t a campaign to do away with those terrorist Arabic numerals 😉

          • gaymex1

            Exactly. For sure they need to get rid of the concept of “zero” before trump reaches it. It was always nothing anyway.

          • JT

            “Zero is the new 100%!”

        • ohbear1957

          If the President says 40% is good, who can say otherwise? After all, he is “King Donnie the Orange.”
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7622d70c83ee3c5c5d37812c75f1fb41c6d72b84820efb93eda5f96a77a56d09.jpg

          • Lane

            “He’s not naked, he’s wearing a flag.”

        • -M-

          Worse, it’s working.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Or if we respond with arguing for the truth, we’re equally idiotic.

    • kcken

      Right, He’ll “Fake News” it and Breitbart will “create” a poll showing him at 83% or something and they’ll run with that.

      • FAEN

        Annnddd his deplorables will eat it up.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Cattleya1

      How long before 45 trades in the black suit for an orange jumpsuit?

      • SoCalGal20

        Not soon enough!

  • Dutchlander

    How can 36% of people still think that Cheetolini is doing a fine job? How?! Why?!

    • Gustav2

      Tribal loyalty until the perp walk.

      • Dutchlander

        I would never accuse Trumpanzees to apply any kind of logic. On anything. But yes, I understand that’s how it works…

      • Christopher

        The Derp becomes a perp.

      • Chucktech

        Tribal loyalty = party-before-country traitor.

      • Bubba in TX

        And probably after. Did you watch Robert Redford’s documentary on “All The President’s Men”? Ben Stein actually CRIES when talking about how much Nixon was vilified.

        • Gustav2

          Nixon was at 36% right up to the resignation.

        • M Jackson

          I will watch that just to see Ben Stein cry.

    • SoCalGal20

      They’ve been drinking the Fox News kool-aid for years. Also white resentment.

      • M Jackson

        Concentrated anti-intellectualism.

    • Rebecca Gardner
      • Robincho

        Cult 45, starring Dolt 45…

        • cleos_mom

          No; it’s Con 45. The dolts are further down in the food chain.

        • Ginger Snap

          Cult 45 sounds like it comes in a forty oz.

      • RoFaWh

        The right word for curing the trumpanzees is “deprogramming.”

      • KarenAtFOH

        Could also be the Fox News/Hate Radio cult.

    • FAEN

      They get their news from FB and email forwards. Enough said.

    • Christopher
      • kaydenpat

        Trigger warning, please!!

      • Michael R

        Why did we not see this months ago ?

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Not quite. The two in back are actually twins attached at the mouth. Otherwise, it looks like you’ve got it all sewn up!

        • Christopher

          LOL

      • Ginger Snap
    • kaydenpat

      Republicans are hanging tough in their support of Trump.

    • Todd20036

      Nazism.

      Trump is white, Christian, bigoted, straight, male, and wiling to pass RWNJ bills.

      For about 1/3 of this country, that’s all that matters.

    • Dagoril

      The fact that he’s not black and doesn’t have a vajayjay makes him terrific to the deplorables, no matter what he does.

  • Michael R

    Trump doesn’t drink , but says” Hold my beer “

  • bkmn
  • Sashineb
    • kaydenpat

      Fake news!! Trump had the most fantastic, highly attended, bestest, grooviest inauguration ever! Period. End of discussion. Believe me!!

      • Ken M

        This is why he has to keep reminding us he won. No pretty pictures to prove it.

    • Todd20036

      And KellyAnne basically said, “Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes?”

      • bzrd

        “or your lying eyes”

  • FAEN

    His numbers are in the tank-I hope this translates to a Dem wave in 2018.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I hope for a mass Republican resignation in 2017. One can dream.

      • Todd20036

        I hope Brian Sims does porn.

        *yesIwenttherenoregrets!

    • kaydenpat

      Let it be so.

      • FAEN

        X 1000

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      The Dems need to say something other than they are not Trump.

      • FAEN

        Agreed! IMHO they need to make fun of him as much as possible to get under his skin while simultaneously giving the voters reasons to vote FOR the Dems not just against the GOP.

        This ‘healthcare’ bill should be used by the Dems the way the GOP used Obamacare. They had to lie, we don’t.

      • Chucktech

        Fine. How about:

        “We’ll restore Paris Accords.”

        “We’ll restore the integrity of the State Dpt., the EPA, the Treasury, the DOJ, DOE, and everything else Trump has debased.”

        “We’ll re-assume our respect and stature on the world stage.”

        “We’ll do what we promised during Hillary’s campaign, i.e., fix (what would have been minor) Obamacare problems, help coal miners and other dying industry workers get training for 21st century jobs, fight against voter suppression in all the usual suspect areas, etc.”

        “IOW, not be Trump.”

        • RoFaWh

          Add single-payer, universal, tax-supported medical insurance; vastly increased income taxes in the highest brackets; new taxes on excessive wealth; prohibition of anyone owning more than one residence, unless rented out; luxury taxes (used to pay for WWII).

  • BobSF_94117

    “… not bad at this time… “

    “Just wait until next week!”

    • Joe in PA

      Not to worry…the bar will be even lower next week.

  • ceeenbee

    “36% in the first 6 months is the most tremendous number ever seen in presidential history. I’ve out-polled every president this early in their terms. This is the bigliest numbers ever. If crooked Hillary was here she wouldn’t have these tremendous numbers. The Muslim, Nigerian prince that was here before me didn’t.”

    • kaydenpat

      You know that’s exactly what he says to himself when looks in the mirror. So delusional. Sad!

  • Bluto
  • Pollos Hermanos
    • Silver Badger

      I have seen this picture before. Can some one explain to this old man, what it means?

      • marshlc

        butter emails. But, her emails!

        • Silver Badger

          Thank you. I hate it when I miss the obvious.

          • bdsmjack

            Hahaha! I didn’t get it, either.

          • olandp

            I didn’t get it either, I see butter and think, good, breakfast, or lunch, or dinner, or a snack…

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Took me a while to get it, too.

        • Silver Badger

          I am a bit slow sometimes. I figure, it never hurts to ask!

          • Ken M

            I’m slower..I got the but her, still working on the “45” tho.

          • Silver Badger

            I understand the Asshole is the 45th president. Someone had to explain it to me. Again, if you don’t understand, ask. It almost always works!

          • Ken M

            Duh on me…thanks

          • Silver Badger

            Never put yourself down. There is always a line of people waiting to do it for you. BTW, you have a beautiful icon.

          • Ken M

            thanks for the advice, and the compliment. : )

          • Cattleya1

            And a prominent Democrat, activist posted right after he was elected that she would never use his name or the title ‘The President’ in reference to him and suggested ’45’ instead. Wise counsel which I have had no problem following.

      • Christopher

        “Butter emails”

        But her emails.

        • Silver Badger

          Again, thank you.

          • Christopher

            Cheers!

          • kanehau

            Don’t feel bad… I didn’t get it either. Though I chalked that up to my lactose intolerance.

          • yes b’y

            I thought it was a pack of 2×2 gauze.

      • Pollos Hermanos

        But her emails.

      • Cattleya1

        You are not alone – I have been wondering ever since I first saw this – I read below and am now enlightened!

  • safari
    • SoCalGal20

      The fact that that’s the best they can do…

    • Tomcat

      It is NOT the job of the secret service dictate legal or not.
      Their job is ONLY to defend the people they have been charged to protect.
      Not to protect their morals.

      • Ken M

        They have morals?!

        • Tomcat

          Maybe that is why the S/S is not charged with the task of protecting that.

    • Michael R
    • clay

      Trump’s STILL trying to dump the SS in favor of his (poorly) trained private security. Does Betsy DeVos’s family give him a kick-back?

      • Silver Badger

        As long as it is at his own expense, let him. He don’t need no security! Gawd is on his side! Or something.

      • SoCalGal20

        I say if he wants his own crappy security, GO FOR IT. The Secret Service can keep busy protecting other officials and doing their other duties.

  • Silver Badger

    36% is kinda high, isn’t it? I wonder if the Republicans cheated again but this was the best they could do.

    • bambinoitaliano

      No doubt. If half of the shit gibbon twitter followers are bots, rest assure this poll is skewed towards his favor.

    • netxtown

      You gotta figure that at least half of his yes votes were from comrades too scared to admit they were wrong….

  • Tomcat

    Now the media is trying to convince us that America thinks Democrats don’t have a message and are only against trump. We need to keep up the heat because that is what trump wants is to have Democrats only talk about other things and give up on RUSSIAGATE.

    • kaydenpat

      The MSM which propped up Trum during the election campaign can go and take several seats. Of course we’re against this treasonous imposter. Why wouldn’t we be?

  • bambinoitaliano

    Hey shit gibbon! Wanna know what popularity is? Different ape with different outcome. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf1d302e8c04eae077f908952d0197810364a2c7d4e5e56097fe6e7a0a828b19.jpg

    • coram nobis

      This one’s polls are better.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Tomcat

      Who says they were not successful? Trump did take the state by a lot.

    • marshlc

      I will be astonished if eventually evidence of successful hacking of at least some systems isn’t proved. Willing to bet that such proof has already been found, and those who found it are wondering what the hell to do with it.

      • Sam_Handwich

        but ECONOMIC ANXIETY!!

      • Ken M

        Bids aren’t high enough yet.

      • clay

        I’m thinking someone with the correct resources should be looking for counties and wards with unusually high rates for turning away voters.

        • TimCA

          That’s what I’ve been thinking too. People registered Democratic or living in certain areas showing up on election day to find that somehow they were missing from the rolls.

          • marshlc

            Just an aside – as a Canadian, I kinda wonder why registering for a party is part of the system. I can see why it’s necessary for the primaries that only allow those registered in the party to have a voice in who represents the party, but for general elections, it seems to be unnecessary information that could be used against one.

          • clay

            We have only one roll– we’re not going to switch books between primary and general elections. And those states with open primaries generally don’t request a party affiliation for general registration.

          • TimCA

            I think Georgia now no longer registers by political party. But it’s the only state that I’m aware that does this.

    • marshlc

      Wow, looking at the comments on that article ….”This doesn’t mean anything, big nothing burger” “Just goes to show that the Democrats have a lot to hide” ….

      • Chucktech

        The bleating of traitors whistling past the graveyard.

      • SoCalGal20

        I wonder how many of those commenters are real people, rather than paid Republican and/or Russian operatives and that kind of thing.

    • SoCalGal20

      Ok now, WSJ, tell me what happened in Detroit, MI and Durham County, North Carolina.

  • Adam

    There have been multiple times Gallup and others were at 36% already. This is not a new record low for him, maybe for that specific poll, but he’s gotten 34% before.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • Sam_Handwich

      i always scratch my head when these things are organized for a weekday in the middle of the afternoon, this one with only 24 hours notice. i mean, i hope it’s a good turnout, but …

      • Silver Badger

        I know. I have to be at work in DENVER for pity’s sake.

      • SoCalGal20

        It’s not only 24 hrs notice. He’s been tweeting about this and getting the word out since last week (at least since Friday). I even made a post about it the other day saying they were asking for all hands in DC on Monday/Tuesday.

        And of course there’s not much notice because it’s dependent on when the legislation is moving through, in the case, the Senate.

        And the reason they’re doing it during the week is because it’s at the U.S. Capitol when the Senate is in session.

  • This does worry him –

  • Harveyrabbit
    • SoCalGal20

      LOL!

    • Ken M

      Shouldn’t it be “bestest?”

    • coram nobis

      Bigly Bros. Barnum and Python Circus now in its sixth month. Lions, tigers, bears and Kelly Anne, oh my!

      • RoFaWh

        Is there any proof that Kelly Anne is vaccinated against rabies?

        • Cattleya1

          Doesn’t matter – reptiles don’t get rabies.

    • kcken

      Hahaha… Awesome 🙂

  • kaydenpat

    That tweet was so weak. Sad!!

  • bambinoitaliano
  • Ken M

    “36 is almost 40%” with that logic, Hillary won.

    • Tomcat

      Logic along with morals, science, facts and love have no place in our new politics.

    • MonochromeMouse

      She did win. If america practiced democracy, like we try to force every other country to practice, then we wouldn’t have had dubya or trump as president.

  • Tomcat

    Trump surrogates defending trump standing over a dead body with a smoking gun.
    He is a hero for disarming the real shooter and should be given a medal for chasing off the killer before he could kill more people.
    Does not matter that there were witnesses that saw the whole thing and there was no other person anywhere near the event except trump and the dead body.
    This is America today and why we have to fight harder to get the message out that they are crooked as hell.

  • Tomcat

    New poll,,, what percent thinks we got screwed.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Sadly that number will be much lower. It will be the same percentage of those who believe the shit gibbon can be elected into the White House back in early 2016 just as the US presidency is now own and run by Putin.

  • clay

    NBC News: “Trump’s Approval Stands at 50 Percent in the Counties That Fueled His Win” by Mark Murray, Jult 16 2017.

    “In the Trump “surge counties” (for example: Carbon, Pa., where Trump won 65 to 31%, versus Romney’s 53-45% margin) — 56% [+/-5.3] of residents approve of the president’s job performance. Trump beat Hillary Clinton in these “surge” areas nationwide by a combined 65 percent-to-29 percent margin in 2016.

    “But in the “flip counties” (for example: Luzerne, Pa., where Obama won 52 to 47%, compared to Trump’s 58-39 margin), Trump’s job rating stands at just 44% [+/- 6.1%]. Trump won these “flip” areas overall in 2016, 51 percent to 43 percent.”

    In my words, the die hards are dying hard for him, but he’s (slowly) losing the Independents.

    Here’s the link, with a map: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/more-russia-revelations-thrust-white-house-renewed-crisis-n782876

  • Lazycrockett
    • finally. i haven’t seen Broadchurch but any female Dr is a welcome change.

    • bobbyjoe

      Yay! Love her on Broadchurch, and it’s about time the Doctor was a woman.

    • Treant

      If so, she’ll be awesome. We won’t have final confirmation until the Christmas episode, of course. 🙂

    • -M-

      Not to be critical, but they should have picked a red haired actress so the Doctor could look in the mirror after regeneration and go “Finally, a ginger.” 😄

  • anne marie in philly

    he needs to go NOW! NO MORE WAIT AND SEE!

  • Tomcat

    OT: but I want to thank John McCain for helping us by making sure the CBO has time to come out with new finding before the trumpdon’tcare 3.0 gets voted on.

    • Sam_Handwich

      yeah, the extra time is a great thing, not just in terms of the cbo score but also more time to harangue the fence sitters

      • Tomcat

        I actually kinda wonder if he did not do it on purpose to sabotage the vote. That would show morals on his part so most likely just coincidence.

        • clay

          It appears to have been an emergency surgery.

      • clay

        . . . and more pressure on the tax breaks, appointments, and budget. McConnell’s carrying more on his shell than just Trump Don’t Care.

  • MonochromeMouse

    The pre-election polls were all correct. He had a 2% chance of winning the popular vote and he lost that bigly.

    • Tomcat

      What is NOT know for sure is was the election rigged by people in rural America to make sure he got skimmed votes.

      • -M-

        Voter suppression works wonders too such as making it just a little bit less convenient for voters in certain neighborhoods or precincts.

        Was that Philadelphia transit strike the first week of November enough to swing Pennsylvania?

    • Adam

      “Correct” is a stretch and just a word to avoid with polling, but the average had Clinton ahead by ~3 points and she was ahead in the actual results by ~2.1. Very close and easily within margin of error.

  • SoCalGal20

    “even though almost 40% is not bad at this time” —> “this administration is a complete shitshow and yet we’re still at 36%!”

    • Tomcat

      What do you expect from baskets of deplorables?

    • Todd20036

      I’d have no problem getting my photo taken there.

      • clay

        Part of me was all, like, ” . . . and the problem is?”

  • Gustav2
  • Ken M

    Nice to compare him to Ford. The other unelected President.

    • clay

      (Bush 43, appointed by SCOTUS?)

      • Tomcat

        Don’t forget Gerald Ford.

        • clay

          Ken already covered him.

          • Tomcat

            Oh yeah, sorry, missed it.

          • FAEN

            No worries matey.

          • Reality.Bites

            Well it was Gerald Ford. Easy to miss in a room with wallpaper

      • Ken M

        correct, another face palm victory.

        • FAEN

          Sandra Day O’Connor said a few years later that SCOTUS fucked up and shouldn’t have taken the case to begin with. Fat lot of good admitting that after the fact.

          • Ninja0980

            I think she realized the mistake she made, especially when Alito yanked the court farther to the right then she wanted.
            No pity for her on that.
            No one made her rule the way she did in Bush V Gore nor made her retire when she did, as she admitted afterwards that she did indeed step more down for partisan reasons and not just because her husband was sick.

  • JT

    Drumpf is very good at being the worst. The best.

  • Tomcat

    Trump’s lawyer throws trumps son under the bus this morning.
    The wheels of the bus go crunch crunch crunch.

  • kcken
    • OdieDenCO

      nice!

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      These are the things the DNC needs to use in the midterms. In specific races, don’t run against the candidate as much as run against the entire party.

      If Hillary had said “over 50 votes to end Obamacare and deny healthcare to millions of Americans, and yet the party STILL doesn’t have a plan on what to do next. Is THIS this the party you want to re-elect to Congress?”

      Instead she just kept apologizing about her f’ing emails.

  • AtticusP

    That number means 6 out of 10 Americans think Trump’s an asshole.

    Heckuva job, Trumpie. Heckuva job.

    • OdieDenCO

      I would argue; 10 out of 10 Americans think donny is a asshole, but 4 out of 10 approve of it.

  • coram nobis

    Ford’s rating in 2/75 was after he pardoned Nixon, and in the middle of a recession.

  • prixator
  • thatotherjean

    Thirty-six percent of those polled still think Trump is doing an acceptable job as President? Aieeeeeeeee! Slightly more than one third of US adults are effing nuts!

    • OdieDenCO

      1/3 of adults have no clue what is actually going on out side of reality tv.

  • Sam_Handwich

    also worth noting that “disapprove strongly” is 48% in this poll

    • bambinoitaliano

      And the “impeach now!” poll is sitting at 65%.

      • carlkrause

        Then we get President Mike Pence.

        Photo description:
        “Metropolitan Hilarion bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church & Vice President Mike Pence this past week, with Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, between them. In his private life, Pence is an evangelical, but he was born and raised Catholic, and still refers to himself as an “evangelical Catholic.” One article puts it this way: “One of the more publicly shared accounts of Pence’s transition from a Catholic youth minister who wanted to be a priest to an evangelical megachurch member came in 1994. That’s when he told the Indianapolis Business Journal about an intense period of religious searching that he underwent in college. “I made a commitment to Christ,” Pence said, speaking of the late 1970s. “I’m a born-again, evangelical Catholic.”

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5cb76bd0ca27ac7697ca908a78a207e2f2729ad52bf2ebcd559237f4804357e.jpg

        • clay

          Pence knew about Flynn. Pence will not be #46, unless Trump dies soon.

  • 36% of this nation is ashamed and/or stupid. ashamed that their TV hero turned out to be a total loser in terms of his ability to do the work of president but don’t want to admit that they backed such a fuck up, and stupid for thinking he could in the first place.

    poll numbers will go down a bit more, but he’s going to keep at least ~30% saying they approve of him. that is the number of conservatives, religious types, racists and haters who would support anyone including Satan if it meant a democrat was not in office.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    What a weak loser!

    • Ken M

      Hush now…he won, remember? Hell, how can you forget when we get reminded daily? : )

  • JWC

    lies lies and more lies

  • geoffalnutt

    When it gets to around 15% – he’ll be crowing about his 50% numbers. Reality has no part in this administration. None.

    • JohnJay

      I don’t think it can ever get below around 25-30%, no matter what. As long as he is white, not a woman, not gay, and not a democrat… nothing else matters.

      • Edmund Allin

        Well, he’s not exactly white, he purses his lips more than my great-grandmother, I’m still hoping for the Putin sex tape scandal, and he used to be a Democrat. :p

        • RoFaWh

          And there’s no real proof he’s not gay.

          • Reality.Bites

            But lots and lots of “hopes and prayers”

    • jerry

      When it gets to around 15%, Rasmussen will come out with a new “poll” showing 50% support…

  • Natty Enquirer
  • Lazycrockett
  • Treant

    36%? That’s lower than the Republican base population, and the Republicans know it.

    At this point, you’ll see legislation the President wants stalling and some faint whispers of “this is wrong” from the occasional Republican (not counting McCain).

    We’re still above impeachment levels, since they think legality and popularity are the same thing.

    • Natty Enquirer

      “This is wrongconcerning.”
      –John McCain, former POW, now PORP

      • -M-

        prop

  • Michael

    Inaccurate poll at election time… Also known as Russia changing the final results.

    • Natty Enquirer

      See my other post. ABC/WP was the third-most accurate poll out of 14. Trump lies again. Surprise, surprise.

  • OdieDenCO

    HA!

  • SoCalGal20
    • Lazycrockett

      Its such a stupid story to begin with I find it hard that anyone would believe it. Once again the problem is the dems can’t seem to get their shit together to denounce effectively an obvious lie stuns me.

      • SoCalGal20

        My feeling is that instead of immediately fact checking it and showing it was a lie, they didn’t “dignify” it with a response which let it gain traction.

        And here’s the thing. Rs will believe all the shit that Fox and Breitbart tell them so they’re generally a lost cause. But, bullshit stories like this also took root among the Berners and people on the left. And for those people, the Dems need to have a strong and forceful factchecking response in place. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help when you have CNN and others who let Republican bullshit spinners on and just let them say whatever the nonsense talking points of the day are with no pushback and then have weaksauce Dems on to “defend” the candidate/party. And Bernie stabbing them in the back repeatedly by either not denouncing this bullshit or actually actively aiding in its spread.

      • -M-

        As I said in a comment last night, most reporters aren’t doing this kind of basic sanity check and that leaves viewers with the impression that biased, delusional, or propagandistic statements and arguments are true or at least equally credible as “the other side’s” ‘opinions’.

      • Ninja0980

        The problem is so many on the left believed it too.
        Hard to unify when that is the case.

        • kareemachan

          I never met anybody who believed it on the left.

    • BobSF_94117

      Every moment spent refuted them is a moment spent doing what they want you to do.

  • netxtown

    I’d like to see a poll where the choices are “Impeach!”, “Imprison” or “Run out of town”

    • BobSF_94117

      You left one option off the list…

      • Treant

        At least one. Because I personally know somebody with access to chicken feathers and those popped to mind immediately.

      • netxtown

        It wasn’t forgotten…not even for a moment…

        • BobSF_94117

          I meant “All of the Above”.

          • netxtown

            oh…I meant slipping a black plastic trash bag over his head and squeezing out all the air….

  • Charlie

    Anyone with any common sense knows that the election polls last year were based on the POPULAR vote. Since Hillary won the popular the vote by nearly 3 million votes, the polls were CORRECT. trump has no common sense and is a complete disaster.

    • JWC

      Trump is a total failed Social expeiment The GOP is proving insanity by keepin him in power hoping for different results

    • LesbianTippingHabits


      Trump is a complete disaster as #45 but he barely won Wisconsin which Hillary never visited.

      Either Hillary took Wisconsin for granted or Hillary wrote Wisconsin off.

      • kareemachan

        Or there were 49 other states to visit, as well as territories, etc.

        • LesbianTippingHabits

          Hillary Clinton had a professional campaign. Case closed.

    • Gianni

      The problem here is you are not using Trump Math. There were 3 million plus fraudulent votes cast. Therefore, you have to deduct the 3 million surplus Hillary votes. Now we see that Trump won the popular vote, too! Glad to help. 🙂

  • Lazycrockett
    • kareemachan

      Okay, I’m gonna believe it. But why are you posting this here? Murray isn’t drumpster. A total shit, it would seem, but not drumpster.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    Well, none of this outrage means anything unless real people actually register to vote and then show up and vote – Against Incumbents, including the Incumbent Party – and encourage their circles of influence to do the same.

    Otherwise, it’s just like lamenting increasing economic inequality while failing to tip generously for good service. Sorry.

  • TexasBoy

    It is the bigliest, bestest, mostest awesomest 36% ever! Winning!

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Has anybody talked about how it could affect governors’ races? I have heard quite a few GOP govs going “Trumpcare will destroy my states’ budget, idiots!”

    • Ninja0980

      It could effect most of them, which is why we need to focus on those, as they are just as important as the Senate seats next year.
      We want to make sure Republicans can’t gerrymander maps for 2020?
      Then we need a Democrat in the Governor’s chair who won’t rubberstamp Republican maps, id laws etc.

  • MarkBuster

    That 36% are the unshakable racists/misogynists/homophobe pop. It’s good to know that they are only at 36%

  • DoctorDJ

    I give that good healthy dump I just took a higher rating than Donald J. tDump.

  • Max_1

    It is said you can judge a man by the company he keeps…
    … For America, we can judge a President by the lawyers he retains.

  • Dagoril

    Maybe he can buy some more Russian Bots to fake-vote approval for him!

    • TampaDink

      He probably won’t need to buy them, they were likely a “gift with purchase”.

  • Jim Maloney

    36% approval is really bad.

    • Scout

      But they have reported 36% for awhile now . . . .seems like the most recent Russia scandal news has not made any more Trumpanzees drop out. That is bad because it means he could have 36% approval forever. And repubs may need less than that to act on the treason and impeach and imprison the criminals.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Health care shoe hasn’t dropped yet.

      • Jim Maloney

        It hasn’t been 36% yet in this poll – apples to apples. It was 42% in April. It’s his new low for this poll – only 6 months into office. Also, it’s the lowest 6-month approval rating going back 70 years according to the poll.

        Give it time.

      • Reality.Bites

        Plus they now know they don’t need to win elections anyway.

    • Stev84

      It could be worse. So it’s good.

      • Jim Maloney

        If it gets to 25%, he’ll say ‘it’s almost 30%’ & they were ‘wrong’ according to him.

    • M Jackson

      What it is not is 40%.

  • dcurlee

    I’m beginning to think these idiots live in an alternate dimension

    • RoFaWh

      [checks URL; verifies it’s JMG]

      Some people take drugs to attain an alternate reality, others become trumpanzees.

      • dcurlee

        Same outcome if they are a Trump follower It’s always funny to me the so called christians always said Obama was the anti christ but think Trump is the messiah.

  • joe ho

    The fastest growing sector of the US economy? Team Trump’s legal representation.

  • Adam Stevens

    I guess he’s better at laundering than counting.

  • Scout
    • Reality.Bites

      I like to think of him more like the cum stain on Monica Lewinsky’s dress.

  • orion dumptee
  • Leo

    Part of opinion piece about Trump supporters’ opinion of Russia not mattering:

    “No one talks of it.” That is how Max Frankel, a reporter for The New York Times, described the feeling of “Middle Americans” in Dayton about the “remote controversy” called Watergate. Frankel published his Ohio dispatch on September 15, 1972, as President Richard M. Nixon was campaigning for reelection against Sen. George S. McGovern.

    Nixon won, but 692 days after Frankel published that article, the president resigned from office, felled by the very scandal Dayton deemed irrelevant.

    Think of Dayton every time you read an article about how supporters of President Donald J. Trump “don’t care” about the several investigations into his campaign’s collusion with Russia, or his potential obstruction of justice in the firing of FBI director James B. Comey…

    http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-russia-fox-news-watergate-collusion-donald-trump-jr-637210

  • andrew

    The fact that 36% of Americans approve of the train wreck Trump’s job performance is scary.

    • Cuberly

      Actually that # sounds about right. Remember, when W left the WH his approval was in the low 30s and upper 20s.

      There’s a lot of really dim bulbs out there. It’s always been that way.

    • Leo

      Combine paranoia, resentment, proud ignorance and poor educational infrastructure that’s been building since the Civil Rights Movement with the Fox and Drudge Narrative building since the mid 90’s shepherding in the proud new internet alt-fringe since the mid 00’s and you have a perfect storm.

      When all is said is done about hopefully a year and a half, it will be at it’s absolute lowest level at ~28/29.

      • StillALiberal

        The poll show 25% “strongly” approve and 11% “somewhat” approve.
        The 25% is his hardcore base and won’t go much lower but the 11% support is conditional and will hopefully drift away when “Mueller Time” arrives and charges against some of his administration occurs. Maybe mid-20s if i’m being optimistic is his lowest level.

        • And when those promised jobs never arrive and when there are more articles/pictures of the Trump family’s “made elsewhere ” clothing/furniture/etc.

  • Scout
    • bzrd

      sounds like the dump has a very fine lawyer, ha

    • KarenAtFOH

      So trump must have planned to be there. Going to adopt another child, no doubt.

      • bzrd

        makes one wonder

      • Tom Ato

        or another mail-order bride

    • Cuberly

      Heh, and the Secret Service just said, NOPE! Don’t blame this on us.

      https://twitter.com/carenbohan/status/886658649594236930

      • Jefe5084

        Idiot Donny, Jr. is so desperate. They all are. So desperate that the most idiotic stuff they use to deflect sounds like a real solid, bullet-proof argument to them. And it does to their idiot base, too.

        • Cuberly

          He can only play the fake news meme for so long. The evidence is mounting and it’s looking more problematic for him on a daily basis. His cult will never acknowledge reality.

    • coram nobis

      He was also saying the Secret Service should not have allowed the meeting. Because of course that’s their role: that of governess or nanny.

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-lawyer-jay-sekulow-blames-secret-service

  • Cuberly

    UGH! I guess this shouldn’t be a surprise, but still.

    https://twitter.com/BarakRavid/status/886624498866376704

    • Stev84

      Who the fuck asked him?

  • Scout

    Trumps seem to think they are above everything.

    https://twitter.com/DemWrite/status/886652703618646016

    • Scout

      http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/06/exclusive-trumps-made-in-america-slogan-doesnt-apply-to-ivanka.html

      Trump’s ‘Made in America’ label doesn’t fit Ivanka’s clothing line

      Thursday, 6 Apr 2017 | 9:03 AM ET | 00:44

      Despite President Donald Trump’s calls for American companies to manufacture their products in the U.S., shipments of his daughter’s branded, Chinese-made dresses have continued to land on U.S. shores since he took office, documents reviewed by NBC News show.

      Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a lot to talk about during their first meeting Thursday, including Trump’s allegations of Chinese currency manipulation and the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to Beijing’s “unfair” trade practices.

      “We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country,” Trump told his cheering supporters last year on the campaign trail in Indiana. “There are no jobs because China has our jobs.”

      Some of those jobs are apparently still filled by Chinese workers assembling dresses for a licensee of Ivanka Trump’s namesake clothing line.

  • Scout
  • coram nobis
    • kareemachan

      That is a happy-looking babby!

      • ohbear1957

        I’d be happy too if Justin Trudeau had his arms around me.

    • M Jackson

      I’m melting.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Fake rounding!

  • glass

    No one in the world likes tonald drump! No one! Not even psycho Kim Jong-Un.
    I think we shoud start calling the tonald, Kim Don-John, dictator wannabee.

  • boobert

    “even though almost 40% is not bad at this time”

    Poor thing is delusional ! Yes Blanche , it is that bad ! lol

    • -M-

      More like: Evil thing is spinning.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • goofy_joe

    He could be at 2% and his rabid base would still be there for him.

  • MassageBear

  • Galvestonian

    It’ll get lower … because he’s so evil and screwed up that some days even the devil sits back and admires his work.

  • Marides48

    “Almost 40%”? He thinks that’s OK?

    • Jefe5084

      It means is idiot base is not eroding.

      So, you know, more campaign rallies, and stuff.

  • Claude Jacques Bonhomme
  • IDavid

    Just wait til DT declares the US of A bankrupt. One of his hobby oriented past times within his own business empire. We voted in an economic disaster. Hold on, it’s not going to get any easier. The Rs spell economic disaster. It’s their trend.

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  • TimJ

    Might be time for a patriotic little war. I hear that Venezuela is available.