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Sat May 25, 2019, 05:05 PM

Approval rating slumps back to normal

MAY 20, 2019
By Ed Kilgore

... I wondered if at long last we were finally seeing a significant lift in the presidentís job-approval ratings of the sort Republicans had been predicting from practically the moment the man took office ...

Trumpís approval-rating average at RCP hasnít drifted ever upward, but is back down to 43 percent. At FiveThirtyEight, itís at 41.8 percent. Most startling of all, itís at 44 percent in the Rasmussen tracking poll, which is the lowest itís been since February 1. The president has been known to tweet out unusually favorable numbers from this poll. Heís not going to mention this one.

... There were all sorts of paroxysms of delight among Republicans over a 46 percent showing in a mid-April Gallup tracking poll. Gallupís especially useful because it can enable comparisons to presidents of the past. And for a brief moment, Trumpís approval rating was above Obamaís at the same point in his presidency. Now Trump is down to 42 percent in the most recent Gallup survey, and Obama at the same juncture was at 51 percent, a level Trump has never reached in 31 months as president. Gallup also shows Trump is doing a lot worse than most recent presidents in May of their third year in office: Dating back to Ike, only Jimmy Carter was in worse shape ...

... the manís popularity simply isnít very elastic, regardless of economic conditions and/or the daily gyrations of his Twitter feed and the partisan conflict in Washington. And it reinforces the very high likelihood that his reelection is going to depend not on any Trump surge in approval but on dragging his Democratic opponents down into the depths of popular opprobrium right along with him, like an alligator executing a death roll to drown its prey.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/05/trumps-approval-rating-reverting-to-the-mean-yet-again.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:16 PM

1. Still too high. nt

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Response to oasis (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:18 PM

2. Yep.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 05:56 PM

3. A sad reflection on those 41.8%.

Some are racists, some are uninformed. Some are both.

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