Category Archives: Enumerati

Trump Handed Merkel a Bill for NATO

£300 billion

President Trump handed German chancellor Angela Merkel a bill — thought to be for more than £300bn — for money her country “owed” NATO for defending it when they met last week, the Times of London reports. The bill — handed over during private talks in Washington — was described as “outrageous” by one German minister. Said the minister: “The concept behind putting out such demands is to intimidate the other side, but the chancellor took it calmly and will not respond to such provocations.”

Most Voters Oppose Most Trump Budget Cuts

70% to 25%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters oppose the spending cuts listed in President Trump’s proposed federal budget, including 70% to 25% against eliminating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Tracking Trump’s Lies


President Trump has been in office for 64 days and the Washington Post reports he’s made 317 false or misleading claims so far.

Huge Majority of Americans Disapproves of Trumpcare Bill

56% to 17%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that American voters disapprove of the Republican healthcare plan by 56% to 17%, with 26% undecided. Even among Republicans support is a lackluster 41% to 24%.

Trump Approval Hits New New Low

37% to 56%

A new Quinnipiac survey finds President Trump is losing support among Republicans, white voters and men, leaving him with a negative 37% to 56% job approval rating from American voters, his worst score ever. Said pollster Tim Malloy: “Most alarming for Trump, the demographic underpinnings of his support, Republicans, white voters, especially men and those without a college degree, are starting to have doubts.”

Trumpcare: Triumph for the Rich, Tragedy for the Poor


A new Urban Institute analysis finds that the typical family making less than $10,000 will lose $1,420 if the Republican health care plan passes, while the average family making $200,000 or more would gain $5,640. Vox: “It’s not surprising that cutting taxes on the rich while gutting health coverage for the poor and middle class has regressive consequences. But the numbers the Urban analysts arrive at are still shocking. People making more than $1 million a year would get an average tax cut of $51,410.”

Almost Everybody Hates Comey


A new Harvard-Harris Poll survey finds that FBI Director James Comey is unpopular across the political spectrum, with voters having a negative opinion of him by a more than two-to-one margin. Just 17% have a favorable view of Comey, compared to 35% who have a negative view of him.

Americans: Supreme Court Is Important, We just Can’t Name Them


A new new C-SPAN/PSB poll finds that while 90% of Americans believe that the Supreme Court has a big impact on their daily lives, just 43% could name at least a single justice. No one surveyed could name Justice Stephen Breyer.

Trump Met Putin at Least Nine Times


CNN: “Since 2013 — when Trump’s Miss Universe pageant was held in Moscow — Trump has at least nine times claimed to have spoken to, met, or made contact with Putin. But as the 2016 campaign wore on and his statements on Putin began to attract more scrutiny, Trump changed course, denying having ever met the Russian president.”

Obama Averaged 47.9 Percent Approval


Gallup finds that Barack Obama finished his tenure as president with a 47.9% average job approval rating. He ranks below eight presidents and ahead of only three — Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Harry Truman — in Gallup’s polling history.