aside Quinnipiac January 10, 2018 Approval/ Disapproval Survey Results On President’s First Year

Dear Republicans, Your future looks bleak and you asked for it by continuing to enable, support and cover for President Donald J. Trump’s very flawed character.

Here is the rest of the story….

Link to entire Quinnpiac University report
National (US) Poll – January 10, 2018 – Trump Is Intelligent, But Not Level Headed ..

  • Bright Economic Outlook – With Credit to Obama (The good numbers)

A total of 66 percent of American voters say the nation’s economy is “excellent” or “good,” up from 63 percent December 19 and the highest positive rating for the economy since the Quinnipiac University Poll first asked this question in 2001. Another 33 percent say the economy is “not so good” or “poor.”

“Trump’s policies are helping the nation’s economy, 37 percent of voters say, as 29 percent say his policies are hurting the economy and 30 percent say these policies are not making much difference.”

“But 49 percent of voters say former President Barack Obama is more responsible for the state of the economy, while 40 percent say Trump is more responsible.”

“A total of 73 percent of voters say their personal financial situation is “excellent” or “good,” while 26 percent say “not so good” or “poor.”

“Only 24 percent of voters say Trump policies are helping their personal financial situation, while 26 percent say his policies are hurting them and 47 percent say his policies are not making a difference.”

Excerpts from 1/10/18 Newsweek’s analysis of the 1/10/18 Quinnipiac University Poll:

“He gets very low grades on character traits—in fact, they’re going south,” Malloy said.

A clear majority of respondents, 69 percent compared with 29 percent, said Trump was not level-headed. Fifty-seven percent said he was not fit to serve as president compared with just 40 percent who deemed him up to the task. Most voters, 60 percent compared with 38 percent, said the real estate magnate does not have good leadership skills.

Voters also felt that Trump doesn’t care about average Americans by a margin of 59 to 38. That schism was even greater when asked if Trump shared their values, with voters answering 66 to 32 that he does not.

“These are terrible numbers,” Malloy said.

“This has been a president of breaking news and course changes and some discord. And some would say—not us—a presidency of chaos,” he said.

“Some people, in fact, have said just that. In journalist Michael Wolff’s new explosive tell-all book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh said that was how the White House’s since-ousted chief strategist Steve Bannon liked things. “Chaos was Steve’s strategy” Walsh is quoted saying in the book.”

“These situations have found their way into polling,” Malloy said.”

“Pollsters also asked the 1,106 respondents to describe Trump’s first year in office in their own words, giving them the opportunity to speak freely rather than select from a multiple choice option. The word “disaster,” showed up most often, 69 times, followed by “chaotic,” 62 times. That’s nearly twice as many times as the words “successful” (44) and “great” (27) appeared. Entries also included neutral words like “interesting” and “different.”

“Of the 43 words used at least five times, 25 words are negative, 10 are positive, and eight are neutral,” read a press release from Quinnipiac University.”

“Even the positive responses in the latest Quinnipiac poll are problematic for Trump.”

“The silver lining in this, if you’re the White House, is 66 percent said the nation’s economy is excellent or good,” Malloy added. That’s up from a December 19, 2017, Quinnipiac poll when 63 percent of voters surveyed described the nation’s economy is excellent or good.

“There’s a positive trend and it’s happening under this administration, so that’s something they can hang their hat on,” Malloy said.

“However, the White House will have to share the glory with Trump’s predecessor. Almost half, 49 percent, credit former President Barack Obama with the economic growth. Just 40 percent of respondents said Trump was more responsible.”

“The pollsters also compared Trump’s first-year approval rating to Obama’s.”

“The country was split in January 2010, with 45 percent approving of Obama and 45 percent disapproving. “This after a very strong start,” Malloy noted. The majority of Americans, by a margin of 59 to 25, approved of Obama in the first few months of his presidency in 2009.”

“President Obama lost ground, too, but no one’s been this low at this point,” Malloy said of Trump’s 36 percent approval rating.”

“Pollsters spoke with voters nationwide from January 5 to 9 by phone for the survey. Its margin of error is 3.6 percentage points.”

Excerpts from 1/10/18 USA Today’a analysis by Jessica Estepa:

“The Quinnipiac University National Poll found that 53% believe the president is intelligent, compared to 44% who believe he is not. That’s part of an overall downward trend over the past year, according to Quinnipiac. In January 2017, prior to his inauguration, 68% of voters said the president was intelligent, while 27% said he was not.”

“Further, 69% of voters said they didn’t believe the president was level-headed, while 28% said he was. The number of voters saying they didn’t think the president was level-headed was up from January 2017, when 62% said they didn’t think the president was level-headed and 33% said he was.”

“The new numbers were released days after the president proclaimed that he was intelligent, in the wake of a new tell-all book that claimed aides were unsure of his mental capacities. The White House has disavowed the book.”

“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” Trump tweeted on Saturday, the day after the book, Fire and Fury, was released. He also said he was a “very stable genius.”

….Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star…..

….to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!

  

The poll also asked voters to grade the president’s first year in office:

  • 39% gave him an F
  • 17% gave him a D
  • 16% gave him an A
  • 16% gave him a B
  • 11% gave him a C

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Dear Republicans, This is what your future looks like from the viewpoint of young peoples. This is what will be the largest demographic segment of voters.

For peoples between ages of 18-34 years old, this is what republicans will be facing:

-67% disapprove of President Trump’s performance in his 1st year in office

-75% believe the president does not share their values

-81% say that he is not level headed

-72% believe that the president is not honest-

69% feel that the president doesn’t care about them

Related Article:

https://musingsofanoldfart.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/attorney-who-worked-forTrump –please-dont-support-him/

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26 comments

  1. This orange haired baboon will either be the worst or best thing that ever happened to the country. I personally think it will be worst and that congress will fail completely just as POTUS is doing. I am hoping for the BEST in that the congress will pull their heads out and start working together for the COUNTRY instead of their political parties, and kick out the entire cabinet! AND send them all to prison. Pence is just as reprehensible as Potus and probably just as deep in the quagmire of corruption as the Trump family.

    • Dear Suze,

      I have more faith that this democracy will not only recover but that it will be more robust as “we the people” become more involved with our politics, as we learn the lessons from this history chapter in our country.

      I have lived through times which were just as bad like the years from 1968-1974. We managed to recover.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • yea…me too. I was arrested in 69 for protesting actually so I remember it quite well. lol…I just hate thinking that America has dumbed itself down so very much….plus I am running on zero sleep in 32 hours so am depressed. I’ll just cling to YOUR faith today and get through it all.

        • Dear Suze,

          What worries me more than the president being incompetent is that republican grown-ups seem to have gone the way of the dinosaurs which was not the case in the early 1970s.

          Hugs, Gronda

  2. Gronda, interesting poll numbers. I felt the need to go back to the article penned by an attorney who worked for Trump for years. Here is a post of eighteen months ago and the article can be linked to it at the conclusion of the post. The Preesident is not unintelligent, but a wise man knows how much he does not know and often remedies that with study. Think about that for a second. Keith

    https://musingsofanoldfart.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/attorney-who-worked-for-trump-please-dont-support-him/

    • Dear Keith,

      Thanks for sharing this reference. It is perfect as it deals specifically with the president’s character flaws. Any sensible person would make sure to bolster their organizations with peoples that cover the weaknesses that exist.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear Jill,

      Take heart. These are the worst approval numbers for a president’s 1st year ever, and these are down when the economy has been doing better.

      There will always be peoples who support leaders like President Trump.But no, I don’t get it either.

      Hugs, Gronda

  3. My dear friend … may I make another suggestion? I’m on cell, not PC, mind you … there are two covers which are the same … ‘nothing to see here’ … I didn’t see the one for ‘person of the year’. If it’s not here, maybe you could replace one if the double?
    Just a suggestion …. with all my love!! 🙏🏽

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