Monday, January 28, 2019

The state of Trump's presidency is, well, pretty feeble

As President Donald Trump begins his third year in office — after the longest shutdown in U.S. history and after another adviser was indicted — our new NBC News/Wall Street Journal pollprovides a check-up on his presidency.
The conclusion: He’s in pretty weak shape.
According to the poll, which was conducted before Friday’s deal to reopen the government, Trump’s job-approval rating stands at 43 percent among all adults — which is unchanged from December, and which is higher than other polls finding a slight drop in his approval since the shutdown’s start.
That’s some of the good news for Trump in poll. The bad news is that just a third of Americans (33 percent) are “extremely” or “quite” confident that he has the right set of goals and policies to be president, and slightly more than a quarter (28 percent) have high confidence that he has the right set of personal characteristics to be president.
Half of Americans (50 percent) say they are “not at all” confident in his personal characteristics.
What’s more, Trump gets poor marks on many key presidential qualities.
Notably, Trump is below 50 percent on all eight of these qualities. And the numbers for knowledge/experience, honesty and ethics are absolutely brutal.


  1. Great President, Pres. Trump is.

    A country divided is being served by a man with a Lincolnesque job of keeping the Union together.

    Bravo, Sir!

    You can do nothing right in the estimation of your detractors. You are not Hillary Clinton and they will not forgive you for that.

  2. Let's say Trump is as bad as the liberal press insists he is.
    Name me a credible Democrat challenge, one who's not in thrall to the Jew-hating, capitalism-hating, America-hating left wing of the party. Until then, Trump 2020!

  3. Sherrod Brown should make you happy.


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