Category Archives: Enumerati

North Korea Still Building Missles


Bloomberg: “Satellite-imagery analysis and leaked American intelligence suggest North Korea has churned out rockets and warheads as quickly as ever in the year since Kim halted weapons tests, a move that led to his June summit with Trump. The regime probably added several intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear proliferation analysts say, with one arms control group estimating that Kim gained enough fissile material for about six more nuclear bombs, bringing North Korea’s total to more than 20.”

Trump Keeps the ‘Ass’ in ‘Russian Asset’


Max Boot gives 18 reasons why Donald Trump could be a Russian asset.

Majority of Democrats Describe Themselves as ‘Liberal’


A new Gallup poll finds that for the first time since 1994, more than half of Democrats, 51%, identified their political views as “liberal.”

Trump’s Disapproval Rising Among Whites Without College Degrees


Amid the longest government shutdown in US history, a new CNN poll finds 55% of Americans say Donald Trump bears more responsibility for it than the Democrats in Congress, and the President’s disapproval rating has climbed five points since last month to 57%. Key finding: “The increase in disapproval for the President comes primarily among whites without college degrees, 45% of whom approve and 47% disapprove, marking the first time his approval rating with this group has been underwater in CNN polling since February 2018.”

Americans Blame Trump, GOP for Trump’s Shutdown


A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that by a wide margin, more Americans blame President Trump and Republicans in Congress than congressional Democrats for the now record-breaking government shutdown, and most reject the president’s assertion that there is an illegal-immigration crisis on the southern border. Key findings: “53% say Trump and the Republicans are mainly at fault, and 29% blame the Democrats in Congress. Thirteen percent say both sides bear equal responsibility for the shutdown. That is identical to the end of the 16-day shutdown in 2013, when 29% blamed then-President Barack Obama and 53% put the responsibility on congressional Republicans.”

Trump’s Approval Dropping


According to FiveThirtyEight’s presidential approval tracker, 41.0 percent approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 53.9 percent disapprove (a net approval rating of -12.9 points). That’s a drop from one week ago when, 41.4 percent of Americans approved and 53.4 percent disapproved of the president (a net approval rating of -12 points). And it’s an even greater decline from one month ago when he had an approval rating of 42.1 percent and a disapproval rating of 52.6 percent, for a net approval rating of -10.5 points.

Most Democrats Now Identify as Liberal


In 2018, for the first time, a majority of Democrats said they considered themselves to be “liberal,” according to Gallup. At 51 percent, the 2018 share is only 1 point greater than the share of Democrats who identified as liberal in 2017, but it’s very different from how Democrats’ political ideologies broke down in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Three in Four Americans Say Shutdown Is Embarrassing


A new NPR/Ipsos poll finds that 74% of Americans believe the government shutdown is embarrassing to the country and 71% think it will also hurt the country. Meanwhile, just 31% think the government should remain shut down until Congress funds a border wall.

Trump’s Shutdown Has Tied the Longest Government Shutdown at 21 Days


“The ongoing partial government shutdown hit a new milestone on Friday by matching the record for the longest government shutdown in US history,” CNN reports. “Today marks the 21st day of the partial shutdown that started days before Christmas over a standoff between President Trump and congressional Democrats over funding for the President’s long-promised border wall.”

Voters in Seven Key 2020 States Oppose Trump’s Shutdown


A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that voters disagree with President Trump’s demand for border wall funding by double-digit margins in seven key Senate swing states. In Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine and North Carolina, voters disagree with Trump by double-digit margins that “government should be kept closed until he gets funding for the wall.”