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Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:06 AM

Trouble for Trump: Disapproval at a high, 63% back Mueller, half favor impeachment

Source: ABC News

Disapproval of Donald Trump is at a new high, support for the Mueller investigation is broad and half of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll favor Congress initiating impeachment proceedings against the president.

Sixty percent in the national survey disapprove of Trumpís performance in office, numerically the highest of his presidency, albeit by a single point; that includes 53 percent who disapprove strongly, more than half for the first time. Thirty-six percent approve, matching his low.

The results come a week after Trumpís former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was convicted of fraud, and his former longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight felonies, including illegal campaign finance actions that he said Trump directed.

Trumpís average approval rating since taking office is the lowest for any president in modern polling since the 1940s. One factor: Contrary to his ďdrain the swampĒ rhetoric, 45 percent say corruption in Washington has increased under Trump, while just 13 percent say itís declined.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trouble-trump-disapproval-high-63-back-mueller-half/story?id=57507081&cid=social_twitter_abcn




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Reply Trouble for Trump: Disapproval at a high, 63% back Mueller, half favor impeachment (Original post)
demmiblue Aug 2018 OP
mobeau69 Aug 2018 #1
joshdawg Aug 2018 #6
paleotn Aug 2018 #17
bearsfootball516 Aug 2018 #2
PearliePoo2 Aug 2018 #4
DeminPennswoods Aug 2018 #11
Lonestarblue Aug 2018 #13
steventh Aug 2018 #21
DeminPennswoods Aug 2018 #38
True Blue American Aug 2018 #8
calimary Aug 2018 #16
paleotn Aug 2018 #20
mountain grammy Aug 2018 #22
redstatebluegirl Aug 2018 #26
DeanMartin Aug 2018 #32
redstatebluegirl Aug 2018 #35
DeanMartin Aug 2018 #36
redstatebluegirl Aug 2018 #37
calimary Sep 2018 #44
Jimbo S Aug 2018 #39
leftynyc Aug 2018 #3
True Blue American Aug 2018 #5
bucolic_frolic Aug 2018 #7
njhoneybadger Aug 2018 #9
beachbum bob Aug 2018 #10
DownriverDem Aug 2018 #12
beachbum bob Aug 2018 #14
workinclasszero Aug 2018 #15
efhmc Aug 2018 #18
Historic NY Aug 2018 #24
efhmc Aug 2018 #29
Fred Sanders Aug 2018 #34
MyOwnPeace Aug 2018 #19
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2018 #31
riversedge Aug 2018 #23
world wide wally Aug 2018 #25
DownriverDem Aug 2018 #28
DownriverDem Aug 2018 #27
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2018 #30
yallerdawg Aug 2018 #33
lagomorph777 Aug 2018 #42
Dopers_Greed Aug 2018 #40
lagomorph777 Aug 2018 #41
roamer65 Aug 2018 #43

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:16 AM

1. His bullshit's getting old.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:40 AM

6. Heck, it got old when he was nominated.

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:37 AM

17. Yep. Bullshit has a way of doing that.

That's why bullshit artists usually move on quickly. He may find himself stuck.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:21 AM

2. It's even starting to get old I'm some traditionally red states.

Iím friends with a reporter from the Indianapolis Star who covered Trumpís rally last night. She tweeted that an hour into the rally, people started to leave in large numbers, just straight up walking out. She also said she talked to a lot of people while they were waiting for the rally to start who said although they like trump, they disapprove of both the tax cuts and the tariffs.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:33 AM

4. Walking out on him?? That's a big, big deal actually!


Damn, I wish there was video of people getting up and leaving!

Did your friend write an article about her interviews? I love hearing stories like this! Thanks!

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:02 AM

11. Think it was on one of Matthew's roundtable

"tell me something I don't know" segments where one of the guests said that 1/3 of Trump rally goers aren't Trump voters/supporters. Took that to mean that those people just go for "the show" Trump puts on. Based on that, I'd guess those leaving are part of that group. Trump's probably getting to the point where his act and rhetoric are getting old.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:19 AM

13. How many of Trump's rally attendees are just hired to be there?

Iíve read in the past that political campaigns sometimes pay people so their audiences look larger.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:44 AM

21. Trump reportedly paid actors to cheer his escalator show

Donald Trump Campaign Offered Actors $50 to Cheer for Him at Presidential Announcement

2:53 PM PDT 6/17/2015 by Aaron Couch , Emmet McDermot

A casting call was sent out last week "looking to cast people for the event to wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him in support of his announcement."

Donald Trump's big presidential announcement Tuesday was made a little bigger with help from paid actors ó at $50 a pop.

New York-based Extra Mile Casting sent an email last Friday to its client list of background actors, seeking extras to beef up attendance at Trump's event.

"We are looking to cast people for the event to wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him in support of his announcement," reads the June 12 email, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. "We understand this is not a traditional 'background job,' but we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought." (Read the full email at the bottom of the post.)

.@realDonaldTrump staffer not too pumped i took pic of "homemade" signs (passed out to people before event) in trash pic.twitter.com/zLL2ETBI79
ó Megan Specia (@meganspecia) June 16, 2015

The pay was listed as $50 for less than three hours of work. According to the email, Extra Mile was reaching out to potential extras in partnership with Gotham Government Relations and Communications, a New York-Based political consulting group that has worked with Trump in the past. Gotham GR had no comment.

Questions as to whether the Trump campaign had hired extras were first raised Wednesday by anti-Trump activist Angelo Carusone, who came across an Instagram photo showing a man he recognized as a background actor posing at the Trump event. Carusone screengrabbed the photo of the actor, Domenico Del Giacco, and published it in a blog post. The photo shows Del Giacco with a woman, identified in the now-deleted Instagram post as actress Courtney Klotz. (Del Giacco has since deleted his entire Instagram account.)


https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/donald-trump-campaign-offered-actors-803161

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 02:30 PM

38. Kinda doubt that

I honestly believe that most Trump rally attendees go just to say they were part of the audience at the Trump show.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:40 AM

8. Good!

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:35 AM

16. How the hell is it that they still like trump?

What on earth is there to like?

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:42 AM

20. He's a racist ass....

They are racist asses too. I've heard others say they don't really care what he does as long as he appoints judges that blow up Roe v Wade. For many on the fundygelical right, he's a means to an end.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:47 AM

22. Yep. Blow up Roe and America too.

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:14 AM

26. You don't know Indiana, lots of KKK in that state.

That is his true base.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #26)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 10:02 AM

32. Indiana

I live in Indy. It's true. I'm not sure about flat out KKK members in the state, but it is a huge Trump state. Outside of Northwest Indiana and to some extent Indy it's largely Republican. I've lived here my whole life and despise it. Can't wait to retire and get out of here.

As for the numbers, I'm sure Fox News will come out and say that poll is dead wrong and Trump is wildly popular...

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Response to DeanMartin (Reply #32)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 10:33 AM

35. We lived there for 4 years.

I was in a position that required we monitor the Klan activities and there were a lot to monitor, especially in the rural areas of Indiana.

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Response to DeanMartin (Reply #36)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 11:09 AM

37. They are there, no doubt. Underground where they belong.

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Response to DeanMartin (Reply #32)

Sat Sep 1, 2018, 09:27 PM

44. Welcome to DU, DeanMartin!

My sympathies, my friend. My sympathies.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 03:36 PM

39. I went to his rally in December, 2016

Went on over an hour. At one point, he spends roughly 20 minutes recollecting the election night in detail. Very self-indulgent. Quite boring. Few early departures, then again still was in the afterglow of his victory.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:28 AM

3. Wow - good news

 

Just when I start to lose faith in my fellow Americans, they rise (well, most of them, anyway)

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:39 AM

5. Anyone notice in the Indiana Rally

How many behind Trump did not applaud his repetitive BS?
He has nothing new to say.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:40 AM

7. If the cards fall right

this could be the mother of all midterm elections. That assumes our party has learned from other midterms, deploys assets well, is flexible enough to seize opportunities such as nuances of message in local districts, partners with other progressive groups, can throttle up after Oct 24, uses social media as well as Obama campaigns did, and does not have its message blunted by opposition groups.

We should drive the anger of the people at the Republican incumbents. If there was ever a time to throw caution to the wind, October is it, we have to go for broke. Because if we don't, it's over.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 07:51 AM

9. Fake job approval numbers

Fake books, fake media, fake Google, fake Lester Holt interview



Sources that aren't fake: National Enquirer, Alex Jones, QAnon, and some A-Hole painted orange

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:00 AM

10. doesn't bother trump as long as people are still talking about him

 

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:18 AM

12. Why is that?

I'd say because trump is naive when it comes to politics.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:20 AM

14. he has an extreme narcissistic personality, ALL attention feeds it

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:26 AM

15. Trump's number 1!!

 

"Trumpís average approval rating since taking office is the lowest for any president in modern polling since the 1940s."

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:38 AM

18. I am wondering why the approval was so low during the war.

nt

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Response to efhmc (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:04 AM

24. Late 40's Truman was sinking but he pulled out the 48 upset.

by 52 he was down to 22. Thank the Dixiecrat's who opposed any form of integration, unions etc. The Korean War was another big drag

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #24)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:50 AM

29. Thanks.

nt

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 10:26 AM

34. A+ is not A+ and truth is not truth. F for failing Fuehrer! Of course the brain dead RW media

shit feed Cult will either never know or resort to conspiracy theories and denial...The 24% that approve of the cult leader....but 12% waivering...each day more and more peel away from the insanity.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:41 AM

19. Can't get excited...........

I've been hearing/reading about "this is it" regarding IQ45 for the past 2 years. EVERY new screw-up, disclosure, firing, or embarrassment is supposed to be "the event" that gets him out.

Hasn't happened yet.

When I see the door of the White House slam on that fat ass of his, I'll schedule my party.

Until then, I'm in the fight to Get Out The Vote and kick his fat ass to the curb!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:54 AM

31. I don't think the left wing does a good enough job

Accumulating his crimes. We fall into his trap looking at the next new balloon. I would love to see MSNBC start scrolling his crimes. Even I have forgotten some of them. You hear about something and say oh man I forgot about that doozy.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:48 AM

23. Preach it. Winter is coming for the #TrumpTrain--which includes the vile @GOP Congress!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:04 AM

25. Fake crowds to go with his fake hair, fake tan, and fake teeth...

The only think about Trump that is not fake is his bullshit.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #25)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:34 AM

28. Yep

At the Indiana rally it was reported that folks walked out early.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:32 AM

27. Comments at Washington Post

The repubs posting there keep saying how the polls were wrong for Hillary and they are wrong now. I pointed out that what is going on is similar to what happened to the Dems in November 2010. The Dems ignored the polls and Dems who retired or resigned. Then the Dems lost big in November 2010. I think trump supporters are more in denial than the Dems were because of their lack of facts. They are fed the lies from Fox and rightie web sites. Just vote in November folks. We have to save our country.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 09:51 AM

30. Worse thing ever... He will probably bounce back

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 10:02 AM

33. Quick listen at C-SPAN this AM.

Every other call was Social Security retirees asking if they had just lost their January "Cost Of Living Adjustment" when the Dotard says he wants to take that away from federal employees.

Very unhappy - they think they are next!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #33)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 05:00 PM

42. The retirees are correct - Lyin Ryan is already planning a raid on the Trust Fund.

Knowing that older folks tend to actually vote, I hope they are terrified of Trump and the Russiapublicans. We need them to wake up, see the truth, and vote.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 03:59 PM

40. Looks like recent happenings are finally starting to put a dent in his poll numbers

The only polls that show him over 40% approval are the biased ones, like Rasmussen/Rasputin.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 04:55 PM

41. Now that he's arresting native-born citizens on Trumped-up birth certificate BS, he's going lower.

Each desperate racist stunt he pulls only hurts him more.

Keep digging Donny! When you reach China, we're revoking your passport!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Aug 31, 2018, 11:26 PM

43. Heck of a job, Dumpie.



Keep it up. Ride that Repuke party to oblivion.

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