Two polling stories in the news today, neither one of them favorable to Donald Trump. First, Rasmussen, an oft-touted favorite of Trump, due to the fact that they give him a higher favorability rating than anybody else, is advertising quite a dip in it’s latest poll, down from 52% to 47%. Washington Examiner:

President Trump’s sky-high approval rating took a beating overnight after a stocks crashed amid a wave of negative stories on his handling of the coronavirus epidemic. […]

“The drop in Trump’s approval rating follows more news about the spreading coronavirus and the steep drop in the stock market,” said the polling analysis shared with Secrets.

“The latest figures include 35% who ‘Strongly Approve’ of the job Trump is doing and 44% who ‘Strongly Disapprove.’ This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -9,” it added.

Minus nine is nothing to brag about, unless you’re going into snow cone manufacture and then it might be a good figure to have in your column. But not in politics and not in an election year.

Then, if the Washington Examiner didn’t ruin Trump’s morning, Fox News did.

What he was carrying on about, is the fact that the recent Fox News polls show Democrats beating him.

Overall, majorities of primary voters think Sanders (65 percent), Bloomberg (57 percent) and Biden (56 percent) can beat Donald Trump. Since December, the number believing Sanders can win is up 5 points (was 60 percent).

Kellyanne used to be a pollster, maybe she can straighten all this out for Trump? In any event, his numbers are not what they were, let alone where he would wish them to be, and the coronavirus crisis is kicking his butt. He’s not handling the public health dilemma aspect of it, and that’s transparently obvious. That, in turn, is causing world financial markets to plummet. Trump has good cause to be worried.

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10 Comments on "Washington Examiner: ‘Trump’s Approval Rating Catches the Flu, Crashes Overnight’"

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Bareshark
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Well…that escalated quickly. Oh and did we mention that the stock market looks like it’s about to drop 1000 points by close of business today?

old grey dude
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Mick killed a guy, he should probably go into hiding.

Concinnity
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Here is Trump’s record:

Top 8 Largest Dow Jones Drops in American History (So far)

1) Trump: -1,191 2/27/20
2) Trump: -1,175 2/5/18
3) Trump: -1,032 2/8/18
4) Trump: -1,031 2/24/20
5) Trump: -879 2/25/20
6) Trump: -831 10/10/18
7) Trump: -800 8/14/19
8) Trump: -799 12/4/18

p j evans
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The one thing most people agree on, about Bloomberg, is that he’s rich. But most non-Rs aren’t happy with him.

Rita
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I still think he’s the one who can fix all the crap trump has torn up. He is a good business man . At least we know he can’t be bought !

michaelscott
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Stand by, there’s a bus with Mike Pence’s name on it headed this way.

Rita
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That will be a waste of his time , nobody likes him, his own state hated him.. He’s a crook and a weenie ….

michaelscott
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What I meant was, if things go wrong, Fat Donnie will make Pence the fall guy.

Rita
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He really is worried about losing the election, because New York is waiting on him , I think they’re going to give him free room & board !

Chris Whitley
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I see I was right. I said trump the one person that could bankrupt the world economy and it looks like he’s well on track to do it. I always forget to bet someone. Dam!