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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Trump: Polls, Polls, And More Polls

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Recently CNN brought together a small focus group of Trump supporters I believe this group was part of a much larger focus group well prior to election night.  I wouldn't view much past the first 3:17 minutes. My major reason for posting the segment was to capture the Trump term "grade" signs flashed from each Trump sycophant. 

CNN NewsDay

If you need any additional validation of the sycophant Trump worshipper, you will not find deeper sycophants. The members of the focus group are oblivious to real information related to Trump, his promises, his lies, his demeanor, his affect and his performance in the Oval Office. Fortunately, there are Americans who are paying attention and I think it safe to assert many are experiencing a high level of post-election dissonance. 

From March 24th through March 30th, Quinnipiac conducted a national survey: 

While the weekly "Q" Poll shows a definite downward trending regarding the Trump's approval rating, let's take a look at a few sets of polling data via today's Morning Joe Show.

An Administration and an Elected President who fails to grab any confidence among the population. Historically low numbers for the Presidency less than 100 days.

More Quinnipiac for those with deep interest.

March 24, 2017 - American Voters Want To Save Big Bird, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Oppose Spending Cuts In Trump Budget

April 4, 2017 - Trump Slump Continues As He Drops Below Obama, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Republicans In Congress Drop To More Than 3-1 Negative

While Trump and company are bursting with governing incompetence, how about a couple of anecdotal examples of why the man just isn't properly suited for government leadership. 

Did millions fall for what should have been clear and unmistaken campaign lies? Is it possible millions watched and listened to Fox News and other right-wing fake news? How about voters unleashing their deep rooted hatred (or dislike if you prefer) of President Obama? While many may not wish to accept another reality, the reality is real. How about a rise of white nationalism and resistance against any political party or social movement which attracts African-American (and to some extent Latino) voters?   

We offer an anecdotal example of desperate voters driven by social change and accompanied by nonvoters in the millions and gullible third-party. 

Yes, and the lies flowed like the Mississippi River.

Politifact published a piece the week before the Trump Inauguration with a theme that actually nails Trumpism.
"We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning, you’re going to come to me and go ‘Please, please, we can’t win anymore.’ … You’ll say ‘Please, Mr. President, we beg you sir, we don’t want to win anymore. It’s too much. It’s not fair to everybody else,’ " Trump said in Montana last May. "And I’m going to say ‘I’m sorry, but we’re going to keep winning, winning, winning. We’re going to make America great again.’ "
The pitch worked.......Can Trump deliver?
Since January 20th, 2017, Politifact has performed analysis of over 300 Trump statements. The noted fact-checker shows a review results graphic which clearly skewers to the "FALSE" and the "PANTS ON FIRE."  

Here is another classic example of a total lack of credibility. In 2015 Trump sat on camera with his buddy (serial sexual harasser Bill O'Reilly) and poked fun at Obama's State Dinner hosting of the President of China.

It should be noted the President of China is visiting rump this weekend at Mar-A-Lago (at a cost of well over $3 million (dollar) hit against the Federal Budget). It goes well beyond hypocrisy.

Yet, the statements of a pathological liar are different from campaign promises based on the existential reality promises can be tangibly reviewed and assessed. The Washington Post has started campaign promises running a review of 60 Trump campaign promises.  

Trump Promise Tracker

Updated Mar. 29

It’s day 76 of the Trump administration with 1,385 days left in his term. We’re tracking the progress of 60 pledges he made during his campaign — and whether he achieved his goals.
Trump promise status totals
Promises kept6
Promises broken3
Not yet rated37
What do these ratings mean?
Promise keptTrump mostly or completely achieved his stated goal
Promise brokenTrump failed to achieved his goal, through inaction or congressional or legal obstacles
LaunchedTrump has taken action, such as proposing a bill or issuing an order, toward achieving this promise
StuckTrump has taken action, but Congress or the courts have put up roadblocks
CompromiseTrump did not achieve his goal, but accepted a deal that partially achieved his promise
Not yet ratedNo action has yet been taken
Is there any wonder Trump's poll numbers are as low as the belly of a common Garter Snake?

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