Every time the media talks about President Donald Trump and his effect on the electorate, they drag out the same phrase: “Historically unpopular.” They even used it in The Hill’s piece about the poll we’re going to talk about today! Even though The Hill’s whole point was to point out that, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, President Trump’s approval rating right now is actually higher than Barack Obama’s was at this point in his presidency.
It just goes to show you that no news – fake or otherwise – will stop Trump’s critics from reciting the same old nonsense. They know that it doesn’t really matter what the facts are; it only matters how you present those facts to the public. And damn, are they ever good at distorting the facts to suit their narrative.
From The Hill:
President Trump’s approval rating before the November elections has jumped to a higher level than former President Obama’s ahead of the 2010 midterms, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll.
The poll found Trump’s approval rating at its highest level for that poll yet, at 47 percent. Obama’s approval rating was 45 percent around the same time in 2010, according to a similar NBC/Wall Street Journal poll taken in late October 2010.
Obama’s approval rating was reaching a record low in October 2010, just before his party lost a significant number of seats in the House and Senate.
Trump is a historically unpopular president among the general U.S. population, but consistently retains extremely high levels of Republican support. Recent polls have put him at around a 90 percent approval rating among Republicans.
See how they do that? Oh, we stand by our assertion that no one likes this president. It’s just those wacky REPUBLICANS throwing the numbers off. But between you and I, we know that those people…well, we don’t even need to say it, do we? “Those people” really says it all. Chortle.
But this is a damn good poll for Republicans, no matter how you slice it. If this midterm election is a referendum on Trump, then things are looking pretty good. If it isn’t, well, things are still looking pretty good. Voter enthusiasm is sky-high on both sides, but Republicans have the advantage of having voters who actually, you know, vote. On the issues, voters trust the GOP on the economy, on trade, and on the Supreme Court. Democrats have the edge when it comes to “women’s interests,” health care, and immigration – although, frankly, we don’t believe that last one for a second.
It won’t be long before we find out how all of this shakes out, but it is a near-certainty that Republicans will hold onto the Senate, and their chances of holding on to the House are growing by the day.