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Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:45 AM

BTRTN SaturData Review: Trumps Approval Rating Tumbles Sharply to New Low

A terrible week for Donald Trump finally takes a toll on his approval rating:

"...Trump’s decline might have been brought about by any number of factors, including “carryovers” from last week, which had featured the Flynn charges, the Jerusalem declaration and the Franken/Conyers/Franks resignations. The latter provided strong linkage to the Alabama Senate special election this week, in which Trump pushed all his chips to the middle of the table behind the oft-accused sexual harasser/assaulter Roy Moore, and lost “bigly.”

The total embrace of Moore certainly hurt Trump politically, proving his inability to carry a candidate to the finish line (for the second time in Alabama, as Trump had backed Luther Strange over Moore in the GOP run-off). More importantly, though, Trump’s own disgusting history of abuse was put back on display, as three of his victims returned to the airwaves to tell their stories. Immediately after their testimony, Senator Kirsten Gillebrand led the charge by calling, for the first time, for Trump’s resignation. She was supported by several other Democratic Senators (although, it should be noted, by far fewer than had called for Franken’s head)..."

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