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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump Support Eroding? CBO 23 Million Coverage Loss



widely held tenet of the current conventional wisdom is that while President Trump might not be popular overall, he has a high floor on his support. Trump’s sizable and enthusiastic base — perhaps 35 to 40 percent of the country — won’t abandon him any time soon, the theory goes, and they don’t necessarily care about some of the controversies that the “mainstream media” treats as game-changing developments. 
It’s an entirely reasonable theory. We live in a highly partisan epoch, and voters are usually loyal to politicians from their party. Trump endured a lot of turbulence in the general election but stuck it out to win the Electoral College. The media doesn’t always guess right about which stories will resonate with voters. 
But the theory isn’t supported by the evidence. To the contrary, Trump’s base seems to be eroding. There’s been a considerable decline in the number of Americans who strongly approve of Trump, from a peak of around 30 percent in February to just 21 or 22 percent of the electorate now. (The decline in Trump’s strong approval ratings is larger than the overall decline in his approval ratings, in fact.) Far from having unconditional love from his base, Trump has already lost almost a third of his strong support. And voters who strongly disapprove of Trump outnumber those who strongly approve of him by about a 2-to-1 ratio, which could presage an “enthusiasm gap” that works against Trump at the midterms. The data suggests, in particular, that the GOP’s initial attempt (and failure) in March to pass its unpopular health care bill may have cost Trump with his core supporters.
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Image result for trump baseEroding support for the irascible and zany Trump isn't a surprise for rational American voters. What is amazing is the reality the nation has about half the voting public which election after election consistently follows the GOP through its social regressivity. They vote GOP regardless of candidate and platform without caring or without knowing the GOP has a history of economic indifference towards the middle class. Actually, the preponderance of the GOPs voter support are denizens of the middle class. It only takes a quick peep at the following graphics to ascertain who in the middle class votes GOP and who placed Trump in the White House. As is always my practice, I also lay the Trump egg to third party voters, disenfranchised voters in key elections states and that sickening group of Americans who opted not to vote. Graphics aside the latter sets of demographics ad voter disenfranchisement is a much more horrific indictment against US democracy.




So, why are Trump supports starting to closet themselves? One has only to watch the news each day for reality show consistency regarding the fallacy of Trumpism.

Breaking: CBO Scoring of Trumponoimcs is in. The number of uninsured was reduced from 24 million over a ten year period to 23 million over a ten year period. We will report on the scoring as we secure more details.

While we await more details we offer another look at the CBO scoring available via a Twitter connection. What you are about to see is ugly and speaks volumes out GOP commitment to Americans who consistently hand the party election wins.
That is nothing shy of a rehash of failed Trickle-down supply-side economics. Folks, on er the long haul it doesn't work for the middle class.

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