“Oh, happy day, oh happy day. When Jesus walks, oh when he walks.” — Spiritual
Anybody here know Morse Code? Let’s get a message going: “Earth to GOP, Earth To GOP, your frontrunner is a loser. Abandon him now or abandon all hope. Over and out.” The most recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, which was conducted before Monday’s events in Georgia, showed that over half of Americans, 53%, approve of the DOJ indicting Trump and 64% said they would not vote for the man.
NEW AP-NORC POLL:
Only 35% of Americans have a favorable view of Donald Trump and 62% have an unfavorable view of the corrupt former president.
The poll also found that 64% of Americans say they definitely or probably would not vote for Trump in the 2024 general election.… pic.twitter.com/JzuQRpDmMh
— Republicans against Trump (@RpsAgainstTrump) August 16, 2023
Overall, Americans say that Trump’s actions after the 2020 presidential election did more to threaten democracy than to defend it, 54% to 19%. One-quarter of U.S. adults say he did neither. Republicans are split on the impact of Trump’s decisions: 43% say he defended democracy, while 23% say he threatened it. About a third of Republicans say he neither defended nor threatened democracy.
“Trump and a lot of his supporters are saying, ‘They’re just using this to get at him in the election,’” said David Biggar, a 60-year-old Republican from Navarre, Florida who twice voted against Trump. “I think he’s being targeted because he did stuff that he needs to be tried for.”
A Republican who voted against Trump twice. Wow. Color me impressed. There may still be some sane people left in that party. You wouldn’t know it to look at their presidential primary candidates on any given day, however.
Americans largely disagree with Trump’s contention that the 2020 election was stolen from him. Seven in 10 say that Biden was legitimately elected president, a number that’s been consistent in the last year. But among Republicans, 57% say Biden’s election was illegitimate, compared with 32% of independents and 2% of Democrats.
It was said back in 2020 when Trump started the Big Lie that it would finish him and the GOP. It looks like that prediction is holding true. And 57% of Republicans may believe the Big Lie but that leaves 43% who don’t. That’s still quite a sizeable chunk of people.
for the historical context… yes, we are rapidly approaching the Nixon Point (a point of no return) in a politician's downfall
64% of Americans are now rejecting Trump.
— Tomi T Ahonen Is The Most Phoney, Bigly (@tomiahonen) August 16, 2023
Almost there, Donald. Two more points. You can do it, buddy. We have faith in you. As a matter of fact, we believe you can become more widely hated than Nixon.