Trump’s Approval Rating At 37% In New CNN Poll

CNN reports:

President Donald Trump’s approval rating holds steady in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, but that overall stability belies declining views on how things are going in the country today. Overall, 37% of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling the presidency, 57% disapprove — virtually identical to his marks in late September. But the percentage who say things in the country are going well has fallen from 53% in August to 46% now, about the same as after Trump’s tumultuous first weeks in office.

Findings from the poll released last night showed that Trump’s approval rating for handling recent hurricanes has fallen 20 points from a mid-September 64% approval to 44% now.

The poll also measured Americans views on gun laws following the shooting deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas earlier this month. Support for stricter gun laws is slightly lower than it was after last year’s shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando (52% favor stricter laws now vs. 55% last June). But the share saying stricter gun laws would reduce the number of gun-related deaths in the country has risen compared with 2015 (46% now vs. 40% in June 2015).

  • Tawreos

    Numbers mean nothing when the administration and congress are fact and reality adverse enough to scare the shit out of rational people.

  • greenmanTN
    • RoverSerton

      my favorite line from “Searching for Bobby Fisher” “You’ve lost, you just haven’t seen it yet”.

  • netxtown

    “fake news” should be flowing from the tweety bird any minute now….

    • greenmanTN
      • Joe in PA

        Dang, I so miss Larsen. That used to be the highlight of the newspaper. Yeah, a paper newspaper…I’m that old. 🙂

        • greenmanTN
          • Joe in PA

            LOL, thanks for the chuckles. He was great.

          • Ross

            The spiders made me laugh out loud.

        • ChrisInKansas

          We still subscribe to the local daily paper. Unfortunately, they insist on keeping all the awful legacy strips. For God’s sake, Hi And Lois should be put out of its misery!! 🙂

          • Joe in PA

            Are you serious, Hi and Lois is till around? Ouch. So is Nancy there as well? 🙁

          • ChrisInKansas

            I’m not sure Nancy is in production anymore. 🙂 Jerry Scott did a reboot in the 80s and 90s that might have ended a while back. But we still have Beetle and Lockhorns and Family Circus. At least our paper dropped Dennis and Hagar (which is REALLY awful now) a few years ago.

          • Bluto

            I miss Far Side, Calvin & Hobbes & Bloom County.

          • Acronym Jim

            Bloom County is back in online form.

          • ChrisInKansas

            Breathed revived Bloom County last year! It’s as great as ever. Look for it online.

          • ChrisInKansas

            (i’d tell you where online but I’m not sure offhand – I buy the collected volumes from IDW and read them that way)

          • greenmanTN

            Those are my holy trinity too. I think of this cartoon every time I’m tempted to buy a new kitchen gadget.


          • porsupah

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        • Todd20036

          I think he’s still alive, but merely retired.

  • Joe in PA

    I would love to give those same 37%’ers a test. How much do they actually know about this administration? Are these climate change-denying, non-evolution believing troglodytes?

    Oh wait, I’ve just answered my own question.

    • Bluto

      A lot of those only want to get rid of the fags, beaners, rag heads & put the uppity darkies in their place. They care little of anything else as long as it’s labeled as patriotism.

  • geoffalnutt

    Nah. I really think it’s much less. CNN needs Trump for revenue. They’re partially responsible for allowing his election. CNN will keep propping him up. He’s great for business. Fuck them with a rusty chainsaw…in the dark.

  • bambinoitaliano

    From NBA San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich :
    “I’ve been amazed and disappointed by so much of what this president had said, and his approach to running this country, which seems to be one of just a never ending divisiveness. But his comments today about those who have lost loved ones in times of war and his lies that previous presidents Obama and Bush never contacted their families are so beyond the pale, I almost don’t have the words.”
    “This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner—and to lie about how previous presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers—is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House, unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office, and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this president should be ashamed, because they know better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all.”

    • TuuxKabin

      THE Coach.

    • greenmanTN

      I’ll admit that I have had the typical formerly bullied kid’s reaction to sports figures, distrust and dislike, but so many have earned my respect: this guy, the sportscaster out of Dallas, Chris Klewe, Colin K,…

      So I’ll stop ragging on them, so long as they continue putting out scantily clad photos. 😉

      • Cipher

        They have an audience who desperately need to hear these messages. People are so upset about political positions finding vocal advocates within sport. Let’s face it, so many Americans are only interested in bread and the circus. Hence, the GOP/Trumpers anger at sports figures who dare try to use their platform to do more than just “entertain”… They are right to be afraid, very afraid!

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      • JCF

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    • Todd20036

      Am I the only one who thinks this guy could pass for George Carlin’s brother?

    • Gerry Fisher

      We need more people saying this using this exact same language.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Notice the representatives of the people are barely making a sound.

  • Joe in PA

    O/T…I just upgraded to High Sierra…having trouble with Disqus. When I click on the number thingie by my user name at the top of the comments I keep getting “Oh darn, something went wrong”. Anyone else? Also it doesn’t keep me logged in between sessions.

    • Daveed_WOW

      High Sierra? Is that a kind of beer?

      • Joe in PA

        You are thinking of Sierra Mist dear. 🙂 Yeah, I don’t know why Apple names the damn things…they still give it a number, just use the damn number. 🙁

        • Daveed_WOW

          Sierra Mist with tequila

        • Canadian Observer

          Probably something to do with the name of their first pet combined with the name of the street they grew up on… maybe they just inverted the order.

    • worstcultever

      Old-school Mac user, with no wisdom to offer, alas – but for almost ten years now, my ironclad rule has been NEVER UPGRADE.

      • Joe in PA

        New school Mac user (less than 10 years), ALWAYS UPGRADE. 🙂 LOL. I love finding out what-doesn’t-work-now. 🙂 But seriously, I’m kind of in the middle with upgrades, I NEVER upgraded on the PC…it always broke something but I’ve had good luck with the Mac so far. And BTW, those problems I was just having with Disqus must have been Disqus. It all works now. Arrrgh.

    • UrsusArctos 🐻

      I’m getting a little of that at random with Disqus. Nothing I have been able to pin down. I laid it off to Disqus weirdness.

  • Frostbite

    in other words, 37% of americans are racist idiots.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Sounds about right. Percentage of white people is close to half.

    • Friday

      Though, actually you’d be stunned how little of this administration’s misdeeds and the like actually get covered on the TV.

      • Cipher

        True. Charlottesville and the “very good people” remark was well covered, as the NFL tweet. Mostly, they cover the most idiotic thing he did/said (usually a tweet). That *should* be enough, but apparently we are seeing the “real” America reflected in the approval numbers. His executive branch and its destruction of the EPA, State Department, etc., get very little coverage.

      • Todd20036

        Certainly on Fox.

    • Chris Gardner

      … and they all probably think Obama is a secret Muslim implant from Kenya.

    • kat

      In other words, Christians.

      • JCF


    • Gerry Fisher

      I feel on the edge of tears reading this approval rating.

    • Octoberfurst

      The fact that 37% of all Americans approve of Trump is a fact I find astounding! They have to fall into one of three categories. Either they are religious fanatics, racists or just dumb as a bag of rocks. (Or all three.) There is no other explanation. In a sane world Trumps approval ratings would be near zero. But America is a pretty crazy place. I feel ashamed that his approval ratings are that high.

      • Kenster999

        I can understand those 3 categories, and there’s some truth there, for sure. But I’ve heard quite a few people who simply delight in the fact that Trump is like a bull in a china shop. They love that he’s f’ing everything up in Washington, and confounding the liberals, because they’ve bought into the story that the liberal Washington elite has been working against them (the common man!) for so long.

  • Daveed_WOW

    Still way too high.

  • worstcultever

    Dumpy could literally drop trou & remove his loaded diaper on camera, and smush it into the faces of all his supporters. They would be thrilled AF and vow to never wash their faces again.

    • Reality.Bites

      Never washing your face again is an homage to Bannon, not Trump

    • coram nobis

      It would be amusing to hear Sean Hannity’s analysis. Probably he’d say Donald was being expressive — and productive.

  • kladinvt

    Comrade Cheetos ‘approval rating’ went up?! I thought he was hovering around 32% or lower? WTF is wrong with people?!

    • JCF

      I don’t think this poll’s figures went up. There’s just a lot of variation between the polls.

  • Leo

    Remember it’s 32% from AP/NORC but apparently that doesn’t count towards the RCP Poll Average. Why I don’t know.

  • OdieDenCO

    37% of americans have no idea what is going on outside of their bubble.

  • coram nobis

    So? The way things will be skewed by 2020, 37% is probably sufficient to give the GOP the majority in the House — and the White House.

    • coram nobis

      One can easily see the future.

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    • -M-

      You can win a majority in the electoral college with 27% of the popular vote.

      Vote for Democrats, and demand election reforms.

  • TexasBoy

    If NK launches a nuke and takes out a city, those 37% will probably still approve of Trump.

    • Ross


    • Mike C

      Absurd. It’ll be higher.
      If you look above you’ll see that last time a president’s incompetence led to an atrocity on American soil he was rewarded with an 88% approval rating.

  • Gerry Fisher

    37%?! If this holds steady for too much longer, then…we deserve what we get. Too many people are either deplorable fascists or aren’t paying attention. Oy.

    • Mike C

      Too many people are deplorable fascists. Also: they’ve always been here.

  • Ross

    37% of Americans need to be put in mental institutions.


  • BeaverTales

    Any democrat (even a far left one) could win in 2020, as long as they have a clear platform, play ethically and don’t take anything or anyone for granted.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      While I would agree, the first order of business should be 2018. Not just in House and Senate races either. Local level changes should also be made. Elect more left/liberals to everything from dog catcher to Mayor. It’s not enough to just worry about the State and Federal levels. “For a mighty oak to grow, it must first start with seed and water.”

      • BeaverTales

        Yes, the importance of midterm elections is obvious, but congress has been dysfunctional for a very long time….Trump’s poll numbers suggest that if Trump gets a second term, it will be the fault of Democrat incompetence and lack of reparation in fielding good candidates to begin with.

        I don’t think this country will survive a second Trump term, but might survive another republican do-nothing gridlocked congress.

  • JWC

    An interesting point on last nights program The reason the GOP doesn’t act on Trumps indescresions is probably they don’t have a clue what to do and are way to spineless to seek assistance

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Or, it could simply be that Party truly does come before Country. Never discount the self-interest of rich men with power.

      • JWC

        yes there is definetly that

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    These polls are irrelevant as are the feelings and opinions of the American people. For those among the 57% a question: have you not been watching? The GOP has made it abundantly clear that Party comes before Country. The question now is, will enough of you remember that in 2018? As for the 37%, you’re always going to vote against your self-interest in the naive belief that somehow, in some way, your life will get better because the rich will get tax cuts while you send your sons/daughters to fight their wars of convenience, so frankly, you’re no longer worth pursuing as potential votes and the Dems need to clue into that reality. This is a tipping point for the U.S. The next year will be crucial…we are watching, waiting and hoping the nation will right itself.

  • pablo

    Haven’t we learned from 2016 not to put our faith in polls?

  • Friday’s_cat

    Bush the Lesser at 84% shows the power of the print and broadcast news media. After allowing the 911 attacks to happen because he couldn’t be bothered to follow up on all the warnings from out allies. If the SCOTUS hadn’t interfered with the Florida recount and Al Gore was president impeachment hearings would have started on the 12th.

    • Franciscan

      I believe the chart shows 88% for Shrub, which is truly astonishing, and speaks to the general ignorance of the electorate as much as the power of the media.

  • JCF

    Blurgh, it’s still nauseating to see Dubya’s approval rating for October ’01. Hey, ignore “lights blinking red/’Bin Laden determined to attack USA'”, and on the ashes of 3000 people, get a massive approval bump!

    37%. Dammit, we HAVE to get Drumpf (universally) under a third (33%). Support those SUING him: the ACLU, for one. And support the Dems! Nation-wide!