Donald Trump was hiding in the secret bunker in the White House complex as a group of people protested a block away. He could have followed the role model of a Kansas City, MO police officer. After she listened to a protester express his concerns to her, she hugged him — not going to happen with POTUS.
Of course, Trump was not going to go down that path, the one where solutions lay. Monday he had a phone conference with all of the governors. He said that should protesters throw bricks at the police force, it was no different than shooting at them. The president said anyone who threw bricks should get 10 years in jail.
Rather than addressing the core issues, he tried to goad the Democrats into increasing law enforcement.
He told them they were looking “weak” dealing with the protesters. They needed to be “more forceful.”
According to the new Morning Consult Poll, Trump’s actions have only hurt his chances of winning in November. The site tweeted:
‘Presidential Polling: Bden (D): 46% (-) Trump (R): 37% (-4) Morning Consult / June 1, 2020 / n=1990 / Online (% chg w May 24)’
Perhaps, the president should not have been advising the governors. His own actions caused him to drop four points in the latest poll, losing them to former Vice President Joe Biden. His instincts have not helped him.
The voters have not been happy about how Donald Trump has been mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Over 106,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 and thousands more each day. The commander-in-chief is underwater with 41 percent approving and 53 percent disapproving. Biden scooped up the extra points:
‘Forty-one percent of registered voters approve of Trump’s management of the public health crisis while 53 percent disapprove, according to a May 29-June 1 poll,’
Trump intended on sending in more law enforcement into the protest areas and stand them up against the protesters. His misguided efforts have caused his numbers to continue to slide:
‘his worst marks since Morning Consult began tracking public opinion on the pandemic in February. The survey polled 1,989 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.’
Until now, the polls have remained surprisingly consistent until last week:
‘The 12-point gap, double the deficit measured in a May 21-25 poll, is the first notable movement in weeks from a metric that has been relatively stable since perceptions of Trump’s coronavirus handling slipped underwater in late April.’
So what changed? Republicans and Independents have turned toward the Democratic position. They have started to become very unhappy with Trump’s job performance.
The Morning Consult Poll showed that both Trump’s base and those voters who have been hovering in the middle and leaning either left or right are moving away from him.
At this time, voters are uncertain about whom to blame for the pandemic. Trump is 18 points underwater among Independents with 35 percent approving, compared to his 53 percent disapproval rating:
‘Forty-one percent approve of Trump’s handling of COVID-19and 53 percent disapprove.’
The president still holds a 62 percentage point approval rating among Republicans. The statisticians took his 78 percent approval rating and his 16 percent disapproval rating to reach 62 percent:
‘While voters have soured on Trump’s handling of the pandemic since his approval’s mid-March zenith, which followed his declaration of a national emergency, the poll found no movement on the question of whom voters hold most responsible for COVID-19’s domestic spread.’
A full 31 percent of American voters blame Trump for the pandemic and 34 percent blame the Chinese government for letting the disease escape beyond its borders.
Trump is his own worst enemy. When he told people to ingest disinfectant, which is poisonous, his ratings fell. The more he talks, the more people see the rambling, clueless president and the less they like him.
Should any additional Republicans slip away, he will have a difficult if not impossible time winning in November.
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