Six Months In, A Record Low For Trump, With Troubles From Russia To Healthcare

A new approval-rating study produced for ABC by the Langer Research Associates show shockinglylow ratings across the board for President Trump and his administration.

This study categorizes Trump’s approval rating of 36 percent as the lowest “of any president in polls dating back 70 years”.

The only president near this mark was Gerald Ford in February of 1975…and he pardoned Nixon.

The cause for complaints and low ratings stems from “his competence on the world stage, his effectiveness, the GOP health care plan and Russia’s role in the 2016 election.”

According to Langer Research:

Sixty-three percent in this poll…say it was inappropriate for Trump’s son, son-in-law and campaign manager to have met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign. Six in 10 also think Russia tried to influence the campaign, and among those who say so, 67 percent think Trump aides helped, similar to results in April.

Yet the Russia controversy is just one on the list of Trump’s troubles. Just 38 percent say he’s making significant progress toward his goals; 55 percent think not. With no apparent help from
the G20 summit, two-thirds don’t trust him to negotiate with other world leaders – or with Vladimir Putin specifically – on America’s behalf. And about half say the country’s world leadership has grown weaker under Trump; just 27 percent say it’s gotten stronger.

On his party’s signature campaign issue, health care, Americans by a 2-1 margin prefer Obamacare over the Republican plan to replace it, 50-24 percent. (Another quarter either want something else entirely, 17 percent, or are undecided, 9 percent.) “Strong” preference for the existing law surpasses strong preference for the GOP plan by 20 percentage points. Relevant to proposed GOP cuts in the growth of Medicaid, the public by a broad 63-27 percent says it’s more important to provide health care coverage for low-income Americans than to cut taxes.

I could continue. America doesn’t like this, America doesn’t like that. But there really isn’t any point.

And why is that?

Because this is an entirely bogus study.

Just look at their methodology.

According to the same site, the “poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone July 10-13, 2017, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults.”

Here’s the kicker, “results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including the design effect. Partisan divisions are 35-23-35 percent, Democrats-Republicans-Indpendents.”

Soooo….the results aren’t really that shocking after all. 35 vs 23?!

And don’t try and tell me independents are really, truly independents.

Most independents are liberals.

It makes sense then, if the majority polled are Democrats and Independents, they will be disappointed with Trump’s actions.

Shocking.

The headline might as well be, “Hillary supporters do not condone the president’s actions.”

“Sanders’ fans are disappointed with the Donald.”

“Pelosi’s cat is disgruntled with Trump’s anti-PETA stance.”

How much does it cost to conduct a study of common sense?