Devastating News for Trump in New Poll

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It is a terribly awful fact that the presidency in this nation (and the senate) is controlled by the electoral college dynamic which washes out overwhelming blue majorities in states like California, New York, Illinois and the like. Thus, we’re forced to pay less attention to Trump’s overall approval ratings than to the ratings he has in certain states that decide the presidency. It just “is,” at least for now.

But today we have good news. Trump is leaking water, big, in those purple states. According to a Morning Consult Poll taken yesterday, Trump remains badly “underwater” in those Midwest states that led him to victory in 2016.

Among 14 key states to watch next year, Trump’s net approval is above water only in Texas (49 percent approve, 46 percent disapprove), and is statistically tied in Florida (49 percent approve, 48 percent disapprove). It is in the red in all the others, with his worst marks coming in New Hampshire and the hotly contested states of Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin in the upper Midwest.

Praise Jesus. The real Jesus, the one that only lost his shit one time and went on an ass-kicking tear at the temple, among the “holiest” and loudest.

Anyway, consider this:

The president’s net approval has fallen in Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin amid the impeachment investigation, while it improved in Nevada and New Hampshire. In the other key states, there was no significant change.

I will trade “Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin” all day long for New Hampshire and Nevada. No change in other “key states” is okay, not perfect, but “okay” since he was already underwater in them. Fact is, Trump is behind big and not moving up.

The other thing, note that the poll even considered Texas as a purple battleground state. True, Trump is still out in front by a nose there, but the fact that it’s close is huge. If Trump is behind in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Ohio, and he is, then he’s in real trouble, and so are the senators from those states.

I figured you needed some good news. Don’t we all?

The man needs to be voted out, and signs are pointing in the right direction.

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Peace, y’all

Jason

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Geia Verita
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Won’t the Reps rig things up at the last minute?

Bareshark
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Your faith in their ability to arrange a one-car funeral, never mind a vote rigging, may well be misplaced. It’s only in my part of the world where that typically happens.

Bareshark
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If the GOP loses Texas in the Electoral College, it’s automatically game over. Trump might well push them off that cliff.

Miranda Allison Young
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Miranda Allison Young

I live in Arizona, which is a red state. I am a Democrat. Because of this, my vote for President in 2016 was not counted. I might just as well have not bothered to vote at all. This is totally unfair. The Electoral College should be abolished.

Joseph
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Look, I’m a Democrat and have voted as such for over 3 decades but your “my vote for President in 2016 was not counted” comment is just stupid. Since 1952, Arizona has only voted for ONE Democrat and that was Bill Clinton in 1996. So, per your own comment, in 1996, Bob Dole’s supporters could have claimed THEIR votes didn’t count and they “well have not bothered to vote at all.” I am BEYOND tired of ignorant people ranting about “my vote didn’t count” when they’re angry with the Electoral College. Our political system forces a system of someone winning… Read more »
keenan
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Miranda should not have said “I might just as well have not bothered to vote at all,” although she likely was being sarcastic and just making a rhetorical symbol of her frustration, not literally advocating not voting. I think you got it wrong, though, with most of your indictments and presumptions against those who complain about the Electoral College. You are using false equivalencies and baseless assumptions. Just because some Sanders supporters wrongly accused the DNC of rigging the Primary delegate voting system does not mean that those complaining about the Electoral College are using the same false logic or… Read more »
Susan Anthony
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The Founders created the Electoral College, but 48 states eventually enacted state winner-take-all laws. Unable to agree on any particular method for selecting presidential electors, the Founding Fathers left the choice of method exclusively to the states in Article II, Section 1 “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors….” The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly characterized the authority of the state legislatures over the manner of awarding their electoral votes as “plenary” and “exclusive.” The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency… Read more »
Susan Anthony
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Now we need to urge state legislators, in states with the 74 more electoral votes needed, to enact the National Popular Vote bill. There have been hundreds of unsuccessful proposed amendments to modify or abolish the Electoral College – more than any other subject of Constitutional reform. To abolish the Electoral College would need a constitutional amendment, and could be stopped by states with as little as 3% of the U.S. population. Instead, state legislation, The National Popular Vote bill is 73% of the way to guaranteeing the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who… Read more »
keenan
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Perhaps this is the most feasible fix right now that could make our presidential elections reflect the will of the people, without having to pass a Constitutional Amendment which seems to be virtually impossible under the current political environment.

resident 10
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What polls did you read?

keenan
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Now if only we can just keep the GOP mafia and their syndicates in Russia (and likely other international criminal syndicates) from hacking our electronic voting systems and committing election fraud and removing registered voters from the rolls…

Susan Anthony
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Note: The National Popular Vote bill is 73% of the way to guaranteeing the majority of Electoral College votes and the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the country, by replacing state winner-take-all laws (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), without changing anything in the Constitution, using the built-in method that the Constitution provides for states to make changes. It requires enacting states with 270 electoral votes to award their electoral votes to the winner of the most national popular votes. All voters would be valued equally in presidential… Read more »