New Poll Puts Trump’s Approval Rating At 35%

Via Qunnipiac:

American voters disapprove 58 – 35 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing, near his lowest score, a 61 – 33 percent disapproval August 2, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Today’s approval rating compares to a 56 – 38 percent disapproval in an October 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Independent voters, a key voting bloc, disapprove of President Trump 63 – 31 percent. Democrats disapprove 91 – 5 percent. Republicans approve 80 – 11 percent. In a new low for this measure, only 40 percent of American voters say Trump is fit to serve as president, while 57 percent say he is not fit.

American voters disapprove 79 – 15 percent, including 60 – 32 percent among Republicans, of the way Republicans in Congress are doing their job. Disapproval is overwhelming among every party, gender, education, age and racial group listed.

This morning Trump tweet-bragged about 50% approval rating from the right-leaning Rasmussen.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Can’t these 35% be raptured already?

  • PickyPecker
  • Sam_Handwich

    Actually he bragged this morning about 46% approval in the Rasmussen poll, which still leaves him 7 points under water. lol

    • teeveedub

      Not only is he 7 points underwater, he’s never been above water for the entirety of his tenure so far. And the first year is supposed to be the “honeymoon period” of any presidency.

  • bkmn
  • Bad Tom

    Why doesn’t Trump just tweet numbers he wants, and claim everyone else is fake?
    It would be just as believable.

    • Joe in PA

      And certainly the trumpanzees would believe it.

    • Tawreos

      He has no idea how percentages work

  • HZ81

    Wait until next year when his tax cuts crater the economy. Hold onto your jobs, folks.

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      I would suspect that the tax bill that actually gets passed will have many of the provisions kicking in much later, so the pain is felt after the elections.

      • HZ81

        Could be. Nothing is going to to save the GOP, but I hope they leave something to save by then.

  • Tawreos

    At least 35% of people in America don’t pay any attention to the real world

    • David L. Caster

      Ha! They cannot comprehend the real world let alone pay attention to it.

  • PickyPecker
    • TrueWords

      He is perfect for the GOP

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Truer words….

    • another_steve

      I don’t like Melania’s titties. I’ve seen the softcore porn photos of them.

      I mean, I’m a Kinsey Six and not a connoisseur of female titties – but I don’t like hers.

      • gaycuckhubby

        OT… but I saw a VERY detailed fanfic/cuckold erotica that involved Jared, Ivanka and Colin Kapernick… πŸ˜†
        I thought of you, of course

        • another_steve

          I’d definitely consider a threesome involving Jared, Colin and me.

          But not Ivanka.

          That shiksa garbage.

          • FAEN

            I’ll refrain from making thr Jared comment in my head because I like you 😏.

        • Rambie

          I think I just went from a Kinsey Five to Kinsey 80… the thought of any of them Trump much less together…. eww!

          Now Kapernick… πŸ™‚

          • gaycuckhubby

            Lol

      • FAEN

        Ewww. Not fond of them as a general rule myself πŸ˜‰.

        • JackFknTwist

          Please just stop this conversation. I am another Kinsey 6 and I’m feeling a little nauseated.

          • prixator

            (upvote for using “nauseated” correctly.)

      • Gene Perry

        They are rather oddly perfectly round? Weird.

        • another_steve

          Women here on JMG tell us they’re not real. Not “natural.”

          I can believe it.

    • FAEN

      β€˜Family Values’ party don’t you know.

    • Jeffrey

      Donald Trump made me understand white privilege more clearly. So I suppose that’s the upside of his heinous presidency.

      • (((GC)))

        Reposting:
        “The First White President” (Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic) – contains a few judicious N-words to describe what pResident tRump owes his political existence to.
        https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/537909/

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Should be negative 100%

  • PickyPecker
  • SFBruce

    The number little Donnie actually bragged about was a 46% approval rating from Rasmussen. Today that number slipped a couple points to 44%.

  • PickyPecker
    • Todd20036

      To be fair, he’s tired of her, too. She’s LONG past her expiration date.

      • JCF

        …as I’m sure Hope Hicks reminds Drumpf daily.

        That is, when she’s not “mmmph-mmmph-mmmmph”.

  • Sam_Handwich

    o/t

    UPDATE: #Stafford Electoral Board votes 2-1 NOT to count the 55 absentee ballots that arrived late

    • Joe in PA

      Is that good or bad? I mean that’s bad that they didn’t get to be counted, but who will win?

      • boatboy_srq

        Both Teahadis are ahead (slightly), but a) Dems will demand a recount and b) the “late” absentee ballots are expected to be largely servicepeople. So it’s good, or bad, or something.

  • MikeBx2

    Sitting in prison he’ll still have a 35% approval.

  • another_steve

    He’s gettin’ mighty close to that magic “29.”

    Some analysts are predicting that if and when his approval number goes below 30, congressional Republicans will abandon him in droves.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • boatboy_srq

      There’s that Bearing of False Witness thing again… and didn’t Moore have something like that chiseled into a piece of granite someplace?

      • Todd20036

        Wasn’t that a poverb?

        • FAEN

          2nd Corinthians?

          • jerry
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        • (((GC)))

          No! For him only richverbs will do.

    • Hahaha *snort* Well, I guess, the bible might say something about not bearing false witness, but it doesn’t say anything about forgery.

      • boatboy_srq

        There’s something in it about adultery, and coveting others’ wives and goods, too…

        • Well depending on your interpretation of the bible, it’s not adultery if you’re a married guy and they’re a single female.

          • boatboy_srq

            Falls under coveting others’ goods…

          • True, true. But can’t you get one of those “Get-out-of-Hell-Free Card” if you pay for her dowry afterwards?

          • boatboy_srq

            That’s only if your brother marries her after her dad kills you. Or something like that.

          • I’m so glad our laws are based on Judeo-Christian values /s

          • boatboy_srq

            700 wives and 300 concubines later, you still can’t forget your first boyfriend… ,-)

          • *Sighs* Johnathan had such a large… shoe size. I don’t think anyone could forget him.

    • The_Wretched

      Holy buckets, Moore’s ideas on OR are insane.

    • Blake J Butler

      Ha! Dumb bitches.

    • ColdCountry

      It’s OK to lie, if you’re lying for Jesus. Or so said some CA megapastor a few years ago.

    • bkmn
    • sdnative1958

      Excellent find, thank you.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      I suspected as much.

      • gaycuckhubby

        U called it yesterday! πŸ™‚

    • gaycuckhubby

      OMG!

    • bkmn

      When I saw that earlier today there were just three, but it looks like they took the list of pastors that endorsed him campaign months ago and reused it as though this letter had been circulated to all of them, which it wasn’t.

    • Jon Doh

      I hope Rachel Maddow picks up on runs with this.

  • 538 keeps a running average of the latest polls weighted by reliability and adjusted by historical average. We have to look for a one month trend. The adjusted average of the major polls has been very consistent – at about 38% since August 1. Do not despair, this is a historic long-term low among modern Presidents eary in the term —
    you have to go back to Truman to see these numbers, and the Democrats were absolutely butchered in the 1946 midterms. You can track the daily average here-
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa695fac353157f0dc11d242cadc705f765e7bab19ab7e505627a66f2087ac19.jpg

    • Sam_Handwich

      consistent with the RCP average, which is currently 38.1.

      • What amazes me is that Trump’s handlers are happy with 38% approval since it means that the polarized base of the Republican Party approves of him — as do white voters in his red state base. That is all they care about.

    • Phillip in L.A.

      From a non-statistical historical perspective, though, Truman might be thought of as a “special case,” as he followed the very popular three-termer FDR, dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, and presided over the aftermath of WWII

  • Butch

    The connection may seem odd, but a while ago there was a survey (I don’t have a link) that found that 2 in 10 American adults can’t find the Pacific Ocean on a map, and I relate that to the approval numbers. It seems to me that a certain percentage of this approval is from people who vaguely know that someone they think might be named Trump is president, who can’t tell you a thing about his policies or the person himself other than to shout some slogans they heard on Fox, maybe about immigration and jobs, but who “approve” because he’s preznit and they’re ‘Muricans, and good ‘Muricans approve of their president because that’s what ‘Muricans do. I think they really have no idea what they’re expressing approval of.

    • ColdCountry

      It was a National Geographic survey. But don’t the opinion polls only ask registered voters? General public, I might agree with you, but those who register and bother to vote I like to think are a little more informed.

      ETA: It was also a survey of 18-24 year-olds.

  • Leo

    OT Breaking. If they succeed with this all hell will break loose. Good.
    https://twitter.com/politico/status/930511096506671105?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    • PickyPecker

      Wow. Way to kill that tax bill!!

      • Joe in PA

        Exactly, haven’t they already failed at that…and now they add it to an unpopular tax bill? πŸ™

        • bkmn

          If at first you don’t succeed, lie to your base.

        • ColdCountry

          Gives an excuse for not passing the tax bill, doesn’t it?

      • AlternativeQuacks

        That might be McConnell’s intention. Turtle is sneaky.

  • Tomcat

    If Obama had been anywhere near this bad I would be one of the first Democrats to call for his impeachment. But then again Democrats still believe in morality.

  • MikeBx2

    35% of people when asked do you approve or disapprove of the President.
    Is he Obama? No
    Is he Clinton? No
    Approve.

  • VodkaAndPolitics

    At this stage of the game, The Jedi had less evidence of Treason against Palpatine than we have against Trump, and they still attempted to arrest him. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr34vyz9cs1r2v6tdo1_500.gif

    • Tawreos

      But we don’t have Samuel L. Jackson and three Jedi redshirts to bring him in either.

      • VodkaAndPolitics

        I think Sam Jackson would happily reprise the role.

        • Tawreos

          Of course he would, after all, he is a bad motherfucker.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            “They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother/
            (Shut your mouth!)”

            Isaac Hayes–“Theme From Shaft” (I. Hayes), from OST Shaft (1971) (*)

            (*) For some of our younger readers, yes, this is the voice of “Chef” from South Park

            https://youtu.be/nFvRvSxsW-I

    • Natty Enquirer
  • MikeBx2

    O/T: Ted’s about to question Lyin Jeff
    https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/930513241331175425

    • Todd20036

      There was a WaPo commenter who called Sessions, “Beuregardengnome”

      • Tawreos

        I take my hat off to the brilliant wordsmith

      • Phillip in L.A.

        I prefer “Jay-Bo,” but Γ  chacun son goΓ»t

    • Michael R

      Is Al Franken happening today ( or did I miss it ? )

      • The_Wretched

        Frankin is Senate, this is house today.

  • Boreal

    Wait until the economy tanks. Remember when repigs had Dumbya stickers on their cars and then all of a sudden they disappeared?

  • Phillip in L.A.

    The Quinnipiac poll appears to be misphrased, as it assumes Mr Tramp is “doing a job”

    • boatboy_srq

      He’s certainly doing a job on the US’ reputation overseas…

  • Lazycrockett

    Ted Lieu is killing it.

    • Boreal

      I missed it.

  • hdtex
    • Tomcat

      Sort of like the Burner voter, one who votes to burn Hillary by writing in Bernie.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Gustav2

      Holy shit, piss off the base, guys! Good job!

      • Todd20036

        They won’t care. They’ll think it’s Medicaid (not Medicare).
        Besides, they won’t see the cuts until their medical bills come in, and by then it will be too late.

        • Gustav2

          Old folks know the difference. They earned Medicare, Medicaid is for welfare queens.

    • safari

      Unpossible. My SSDI-enrolled Fox News watching, Trump-supporting father said they’d never touch any of the safety nets.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Getting rid of all the federal safety nets is Ryan’s wet dream

        • Lazycrockett

          Getting rid of Ryan in 2018 is mine.

          • (((GC)))

            Why wait? (If there’s an ethical way to do it before then… Mueller might find things out about him as well….)

    • Leo

      If Murkowski and Collins vote for this, god, McCain too, all their supposed maverick votes are for naught.

    • Boreal

      97 out of 100 of the poorest counties in the US are in red states that went for trump. Woohoo, they are going to be winning!

      http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/29/facebook-posts/are-97-nations-100-poorest-counties-red-states/

    • Lars Littlefield

      It has been the GOP’s plan all along to get rid of Medicare So they’re thrilled with this.

    • clay

      As he’s been proposing since the first time he got into the House.

  • ColdCountry

    Wow! From 50% to 35% in one day! Way to go! πŸ˜‰

    I wonder for what reason all those Republicans disapprove of Congress; too much? too little?

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Sorry Joe, t will always be kwin-uh-PIE-ack to me. πŸ˜‰

  • bkmn

    If you like the spice and have a Szechuan restaurant near you ask them if they have either Yu Xiang pork or pork in hot garlic sauce. So glad I picked up some in Tacoma on my way back home yesterday. Spicy, garlicky goodness.

    And if you live in the north/west suburban section of Boston hit up Sichuan Gourmet in Billerica.

  • TrueWords
  • MikeBx2

    O/T: Ted Lieu to Jeff Sessions: Were you lying then or are you lying now?
    https://twitter.com/aravosis/status/930516826584436737

    • safari

      Stop making Jeffery nervous.

    • Lars Littlefield

      That was a good try, but you failed, Sen Lieu. Better luck next time.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Gustav2

      Why aren’t other hands up? Because their salaries are based on their stock’s performance…as you well know. (chuckle)

      • Lazycrockett

        It reminds me of the last crash and the government bailed out the big banks thinking the banks would loan money and get the economy rolling again. The banks didn’t and kept it all.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Companies buy equipment if they need it, whatever the tax rate is. companies hire people when they need people, whatever the tax rate is

      anyone who claims otherwise is lying to you

      • Gustav2

        Who knew?

      • Reality.Bites

        They often need equipment and people when there have been tax cuts favouring the poor and middle class.

        I have little good to say about Stephen Harper, but he cut the GST from 7% to 5% and introduced tax cuts that targeted the upper middle class (and higher)

        The new breed of Republicans, in addition to everything else we can say about them, are astonishingly BAD crooks and politicians.

    • clay

      Gary, Turmp will be mad that you didn’t silently identify them for later tweets, but public proclaim that all the hands went up, that you saw.

  • andrew

    It simply amazes me that the totally, and I’m not talking liberal or conservative, incompetent and unproductive Trump still has the support of 1 in 3 Americans.

    • safari

      Never underestimate the power of stigginit to the libs.

      • Reality.Bites

        You’d at least expect him to tie the lowest Republican numbers on record and he hasn’t.

  • Natty Enquirer

    I’ll stick with Gallup at 35-41 percent approval.

  • Henry Auvil

    Makes sense to me. Millions of older Americans should have their healthcare demolished so that Charles and David Koch can get a tax break on their inherited billions. They’re the job creators, and think of all the new positions there will be in the Hauling Dead Bodies out of a Ditch industry.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Now you’re getting it

  • Leo

    OT2 Breaking: The 55 Absentee Ballots in Stafford County, VA will NOT be counted as decided by the local electoral board for having arrived too late. Some of these ballots were from military members overseas.

    50-50 House split in Dems favor now much LESS likely, barring some freak miracle from the remaining recounts. Dem control of the House of Delegates is now officially out of reach. Lawsuit now much less likely. Anger on the ground locally is palpable.

    • Treant

      Ha! Of course they’d cheat. Or I presume; ’round here, we go by postmark, and if that would upend an election six weeks later, that’s what’s going to happen.

      They already know nobody’s going to call them on it, and lefties don’t get vicious-angry.

    • BobSF_94117

      Says how much they value military service….

  • safari
    • PickyPecker
    • Phillip in L.A.

      Wait, did this guy teleport (or drive or run) around to seven (7) different locations, shooting?

      • Natty Enquirer

        Apparently at least five crime scenes were involved, the last being the school. Students were wounded but no one killed at the school.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Wow! Law enforcement’s maybe gonna get raked over the coals for failing to prevent that, although whether they actually could have done so in reality is another question entirely

        • safari

          If all first graders had guns…

        • coram nobis

          SF Chronicle says three (unspecified) dead, beside the assailant.

          http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Three-dead-in-Northern-California-school-shooting-12356603.php

          β€œThe suspected shooting is deceased by law enforcement bullets,” the deputy said.
          — story

    • Natty Enquirer

      β€œThe suspected shooter is deceased by law enforcement bullets,” the deputy said.

      Is Stilted English a required course at the police academy?

      • Phillip in L.A.

        I loathe this type of cop-speak, also!

        I think this might be what happens when ignorant people try to use technical terms; I have seen it so many times with legal “terms of art” I can no longer count them

        • LeeCMH

          I have always had that opinion of cop’s speech patterns.

          My thought is they spend lots of time in court listening to legal eagles.

          They try to emulate the lawyer’s language without really knowing how to use it.

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Exactly!

      • LeeCMH

        It is and the said statement is true.

      • safari

        We shooted him.

      • coram nobis

        “Deceased” is apparently a verb. Amazing, isn’t it, how you can kill somebody and put it in the passive voice?

        http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Three-dead-in-Northern-California-school-shooting-12356603.php

        “I am making out the report now. We haven’t quite decided yet whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape.”
        — Casablanca

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Should be “has become deceased” for maximum present-perfect passivity

        • LeeCMH

          This kind passive speech is replete with cops and robbers.

          Listen to criminals in prison describe their crimes.

          Something like, “Well he threw insults and my gun went off.”

          • Phillip in L.A.

            Yes! Passive voice is the voice of non-responsibility.

    • Lazycrockett

      T&P

    • Lars Littlefield

      Well, it’s that time of the week

    • Treant

      What, another shooting? Boring. Not a record breaker. Loser. Thoughts and prayers. Next.

  • FAEN

    It should be 15% at best!

  • Lars Littlefield

    Jayapa sure knows how to make the Keebler Elf squirm.

  • coram nobis

    Donald is playing hooky from the East Asia summit, it seems.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/14/donald-trump-skips-east-asia-summit-on-final-day-of-12-day-tour

    Is he just being lazy, or is there something about the investigations that is compelling him to scurry back?

    • Gustav2

      He must be ill.

      • coram nobis

        Could be that. Worth remembering that both Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding stroked out after extended trips.

      • AlternativeQuacks

        Where’s that zany doctor of his when you need him? LOL

    • Phillip in L.A.

      Sex tourism?

      [Edited: Which, if true, would present a very interesting problem in “international law,” “diplomatic immunity,” & c. Imagine a law-school exam question where AF1 is on the tarmac in SexLand, but the Preznit is not physically present in the plane; Secret Service agent (or Marine on AF1 detail) performs arguably “consensual” sex acts with a sex-worker who is of the age-of-consent, but technically still a “minor” under the laws of SexLand….. Oh, and Sharia Law applies, because this is considered an “honor crime” in the sex-worker’s home-family community.]

      • coram nobis

        He would’ve gone to Thighland for that.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Yes, but there’s no “offical” cover for him in Phuket

          • coram nobis

            Face in the crowd. A lot of people go there to Phuket.

      • clay

        Sort of — the group photo would have him front and center (after what he pulled in Europe) and no one was going to listen to what he had to say, any more. There would be no more stroking of his [ego].

      • coram nobis

        The Marine would trigger a different jurisdiction, since the UCMJ (Art. 2) follows the individual service member. The Secret Service guy might still fall under something in U.S. Federal law, extraterritorial jurisdiction and such, and we do have laws about sex tourism. We’re mainly talking about who gets to try him.

        I suppose bringing a minor onto an international aircraft might also trigger the Warsaw Convention. We need more detail in the fact pattern.

        EVITA: Did you hear that? They called me a whore! They actually called me a whore!
        ITALIAN ADMIRAL: But Signora PerΓ³n, it’s an easy mistake, I’m still called an admiral, yet I gave up the sea long ago.

        • Phillip in L.A.

          Yeah, I know more facts would be needed in an actual exam question. But I did say “imagine . . . a question,” which invites the reader to make up her/his own additional facts; also, it would be just too tedious for me to do so! πŸ™‚

          I was mainly thinking about some of the “practical” issues that would arise, if for example, the Preznit were “friends” with the alleged abuser, and decided to “protect” him–in effect, harbouring an international fugitive aboard a flying diplomatic compound with (hopefully) state-of-the-art comm, security, and tactical capabilities.

          Perhaps the erstwhile King of Thailand (didn’t he just abdicate)(*) could act as go-between or liaison?

          (*) No, apparently he has been dead for ~60 years! However, if the “ghost-hunter” from Alabama who has been a lawyer for all of three years–and who has NEVER TRIED A CASE–is confirmed by the Senate, then all bets are off.

  • mark99k

    Sigh. The only relevant paraphrase of these repetitive headlines — which we virtually NEVER see used — is “Trump’s approval ratings unchanged despite latest horrific proof of ignorance and unfitness.”

    Wake me when the one-third of America who still inexplicably adores this boorish simpleton comes to its senses.

  • Henry Auvil

    Graydon Carter still wins the late 20th century for the “short-fingered vulgarian” jab. It keeps on giving.

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN

    Still too damn high

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Still over 30???

  • Cipher

    >1/3 Americans are deplorable morons. Sounds about right… Someone else can worry about persuading these folks. I find them worthy of the foregoing, blunt assessment.

  • DesertSun59

    Let’s be very clear.

    Sarah H. Sanders and Roy Moore represent ALL evangelicals. All of them. Without exception.

    All of them, without exception lie and support lies.

    That is the very foundation of being a evangelical: LIES.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Got it.

  • JCF
  • Johnny Wyeknot