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Saturday, May 05, 2018

Trump support shoots higher

Throughout his presidency, the national polls have shown most Americans disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president. The media and the zombie hordes of liberal voters never gave him a chance, not even on Inauguration Day.

Only the Rasmussen Poll showed an even split. Indeed, it ended this week with Trump enjoying 51% support.
Outlier, liberals sniffed.

Rasmussen by the way nailed the popular vote in 2016, but facts no longer matter in political discussions, if they ever did.

Then a curious thing happened this week. The Reuters Ipsos poll echoed the Rasmussen.

After months of showing a double-digit lead for disapproval, Reuters Ipsos suddenly showed as many people approve of Trump's presidential performance as disapprove.

Real Clear Politics reported Reuters Ipsos had it at 49% approve, 49% disapprove. 

A week earlier, it was 41% approve, 55% disapprove. 

Two weeks earlier, it was 41% approve, 56% disapprove. 

Three weeks earlier, it was 39% approve, 58% disapprove. 

Four weeks earlier, it was 41% approve, 56% disapprove. 

No explanation was given. No story was written.

At its web site, Reuters Ipsos show disapproval was in double digits on Monday and then crashed on Tuesday. Given that this was a five-day rolling average, that means the crash actually occurred over the weekend.

What happened last weekend? Did the White House Correspondents Dinner cause people to suddenly realize the media was insane and leading them off the cliff?

Or maybe it was settling the Korean War.

Or maybe it was a computer glitch.

Nothing Trump does will ever cause his critics to admit they were wrong. 

That's their private hell, not ours.


  1. Glad you posted what I mentioned in the other thread. Here is the only mention I could find ( I guess they were shocked as well)

    1. Thank you. I learn more from my readers than they learn from me.

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  2. The NeverTrump trolls will now say that polls don't matter.


    1. Well, Bucky, they pretty much don’t. I would say, just look at the turnout at the Trump events. That’s all the “polling” I need.

  3. ^^Of course/. They will turn this latest poll into something negative a diversion and avoid the simple fact that his poll #'s average are indeed at 44% compared to 38% not too long ago. I wonder how long until Juan Williams stops using the 38% old number.

  4. Don you have insights that are special and unique, just because you have millions more readers you can't be blamed for that 'accident'...

  5. It is amazing to me how little the polls matter, saw what happened in 2016 and I have ignored them since, but do read comments on blogs, watched the crowds and exuberance of excitement of the crowds going to the Presidents events and the ordinary people invited to our White House,

  6. Maybe conservatives don’t care anymore about the pollsters’ open disapproval of them when they respond that they approve of Trump.