Donald Trump kills messengers of bad news, not literally of course, but they are banned. Finally, the president decided to hire his own pollsters who will respond positively to all his questions. Am I still the prettiest in the land? Do these white pants make my butt look big? And finally, tell me how well I am doing in the polls.
The Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll was sponsored by Whatfinger News. The results showed 44 percent of likely American voters approved of the job Trump was doing. Unfortunately, 55 percent of voters disapproved.
Only 29 percent “Strongly Approve” of how well he has been doing with 46 percent who “Strongly Disapprove.” His Presidential Approval Index rating fell from -17 to -11, accounting for the six-point swing.
The latest tracking poll showed Trump’s approval rating dropping over six points overnight. He began the evening with a 47-percentage -point approval rating and a 52 percent disapproval rating the next morning. Tuesday’s poll showed him with only a 44 percent approval rating and a 55 percent disapproval rating.
Polls have been very important to this numbers-driven president. Yet, they have not been very kind to him. In a tweet, the president announced he had “retained” his own pollster organization, undoubtedly on the taxpayers’ dimes:
‘I have retained highly respected pollster, McLaughlin & Associates, to analyze todays [sic] CNN Poll (and others), which I felt were FAKE based on the incredible enthusiasm we are receiving.’
Typically, the Rasmussen Poll has been kinder to the president than most. Its numbers tend to be higher for Trump than other polls, often showing him above 50 percent approval.
A CNN poll released Monday put the president behind his opponent. former Vice President Joe Biden an astounding 14 percentage points. The recent news cycles have mot proven favorable to the president. He had been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, a greater depression than that in 1929, and nation-wide peaceful race protests.
The policing system has limped into view and the death of the black Minneapolis man George Floyd while not resisting was the spark that set fire to the highly flammable box of tinder that has been collecting for decades The result moved people of all colors to take to the streets in peaceful marches toward change.
In an interesting twist, the Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index from May 31 to June 4, 2020 (inclusive) showed rose from 104.6 from 101.4 the prior week, indicating people wanted more immigration.
The protests may have impacted people’s ability to see immigrants as people versus a frightening other. As cities open in stages, the economy can expect to continue its upward trend. The problem has always been that this first wave of coronavirus may have a second precipitous peak as soon as people spend hours in closed offices and/or forget to wear their masks.
What the Americans did by sheltering in place and wearing those masks saved up to 60 million lives. However, as the politicians began to send people back to work regardless of whether their city’s death and infection levels were rising, virologist warned that will herald the second peak. They also expect a second wave in the fall, when more people would have weakened immune systems due to colds and the flu. More people will gather in a closed air system, too.
Businesses in this depression indicate that they cannot find Americans to take the jobs in “construction, manufacturing, hospitality, and other service work. A full 63 percent believe the country would be better if they raised wages and tried harder.
The Rasmussen Reports Immigration Index for the week of May 31-June 4, 2020 has climbed to 104.6, up from 101.4 the week before, as the economy roars back despite nationwide racial protests.
The daily presidential tracking results are the result of 500 randomly selected likely voters to answer questions via the telephone over a period of three days for a total of 1500 likely voters:
‘To reach those who have abandoned traditional landline telephones, Rasmussen Reports uses an online survey tool to interview randomly selected participants from a demographically diverse panel.’
The margin error was a solid 2.5 +/0 percentage points.
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