Category Archives: Enumerati

Free Trade Is Suddenly Popular


A new Gallup poll finds a record-high 72% of Americans see foreign trade as an opportunity for economic growth. This is up sharply from 58% last year, after much debate about trade during the presidential election cycle.

Six White House Staffers Fail Background Checks


Number of White House staffers who “were dismissed Thursday morning after failing FBI background checks, according to sources familiar with the matter,” Politico reports.

Trump’s Approval Hits Lowest Point Yet


A new Pew Research poll finds that President Trump’s overall job approval is much lower than those of prior presidents in their first weeks in office: 39% approve of his job performance, while 56% disapprove. “The intensity of the public’s early views of Trump is striking: Fully 75% either approve or disapprove of Trump strongly, compared with just 17% who feel less strongly. Nearly half (46%) strongly disapprove of his job performance, while 29% strongly approve.”

Half of Iowans Disapprove of Trump’s Performance


A new Des Moines Register poll finds 42% of Iowans approve of the job President Trump is doing, while 49% disapprove. “Trump won Iowa on his way to the White House by 9 percentage points in November, his widest victory among states believed by many to be swing states.”

More Iowans Disagree with Trump Travel Ban


A new Des Moines Register poll finds that 51% of Iowans disagree with President Trump’s executive order pausing refugee resettlement and barring travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Two More Retailers Drop Trump Branded Items


Number of retailers — Kmart and Sears — who have discontinued sales of 31 Trump Home items, Reuters reports. The retailers “disclosed their decision on Saturday, saying it was part of a push to focus their online business on the most profitable items.”

Nordstrom: Ivanka Sales in the Tank-a


“Sales of Ivanka Trump’s fashion line tumbled 32% at Nordstrom last fiscal year, with the declines deepening in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election,” according to internal Nordstrom data reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. “Amid calls to boycott the brand, Ivanka Trump footwear and apparel sales fell more than 70% in the second, third and fourth weeks of October compared with a year ago, the Nordstrom data show. The declines have moderated somewhat since then, averaging 26% year-over-year in January.”

Voters Evenly Divided on Impeaching Trump

46% to 46%

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that just three weeks into Donald Trump’s administration voters are already evenly divided on whether to impeach Trump, with 46% in favor and 46% opposed. Support for impeaching Trump has crept up from 35% 2 weeks ago, to 40% last week, to its 46% standing this week.Trump’s approval rate is now 43% to 53%.

Super Bowl Winners Shun Trump


The number of New England Patriot players who have backed out of the traditional post-game meeting with Donald Trump — “a sharp new sign of deepening American divisions,” BuzzFeed reports.

Trump’s ‘Wall’ Would Cost $21.6 Billion

$21.6 billion

Cost of Donald Trump’s “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border, which would take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security internal report seen by Reuters. “The report’s estimated price-tag is much higher than a $12-billion figure cited by Trump in his campaign and estimates as high as $15 billion from Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”