Category Archives: Enumerati

More Believe Cohen than Trump

53% to 35%

A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday found voters saying – by a 50% to 35% margin – that they believe Michael Cohen more than his former boss. The only groups who believe Trump more than Cohen are Republicans (79% to 11%), whites without college degrees (50% to 37%) and white men (51% to 37%).”

Trump’s Policies Exploding Trade Deficit

$891.2 billion

The U.S. posted a record-breaking $891.2 billion merchandise trade deficit in 2018, despite President Trump’s “America First” policies, the Washington Post reports. “Trump’s tariffs and tough policies have failed to shrink a trade gap that he argues represents a massive transfer of wealth from Americans to foreigners. He begins his reelection drive with a core campaign promise unfulfilled — and with a recent flurry of economic research showing that his embrace of tariffs is damaging the U.S. economy.”

Trump in Trouble in Florida

53%

A new Bendixen & Amandi International poll in Florida finds just 40% of voters said they believed President Trump should be reelected, while 53% were opposed to a second term.

Most Think Trump Committed Crimes Before Becoming President

64%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds that 64% of Americans think President Trump committed crimes before he became president. But voters are divided 45% to 43% on whether Trump committed any crimes while he has been president.

T-Mobile Used Trump Hotel Stays to Parlay Influence

$195,000

“T-Mobile’s patronage of President Trump’s Washington hotel increased sharply after the announcement of its merger with Sprint last April, with executives spending about $195,000 at the property since then, the company told congressional Democrats in a letter last month,” the Washington Post reports. “Before news of the megadeal between rival companies broke on April 29, 2018, the company said, only two top officials from T-Mobile had ever stayed at Trump’s hotel, with one overnight stay each in August 2017.”

Trump’s Rating on Economy Hits New High

56%

A new Gallup poll finds President Trump’s rating for handling the economy, 56%, is the highest of his presidency and the highest of his approval ratings on any of 14 domestic and foreign issues tested. At the same time, his overall 43% job approval rating is essentially unchanged from a month ago but appears to be stabilizing at a higher level than it had been in late 2018 and early 2019.

‘Somone Else’ Would Beat Trump in Texas

45%

A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll finds a slight majority of Texas voters would choose someone other than Donald Trump in a presidential race held right now. “While 45% said they would ‘definitely vote for someone else,’ 39% said they would ‘definitely vote to re-elect Donald Trump.’ But the president got 10% who said they would ‘probably vote to re-elect Donald Trump,’ and only 6% said they would ‘probably vote for someone else.’ … If you count the leaners on both sides, that would be a virtual tie between Trump and an unnamed opponent.”

Trump Lied More than 100 Times in Two-Hour CPAC Speech

100-plus

Washington Post: “Powered by his two-hour stemwinder at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 2 — which featured more than 100 false or misleading claims — President Trump is on pace to exceed his daily quota set during his first two years in office.”

Trump Faces Uphill Run in 2020

48% to 41%

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds just 41% of voters say they would re-elect President Trump next year, while 48% say they will vote for the Democratic candidate. Key findings: 58% don’t think he’s been honest and truthful regarding the Russia probe and 60% disapprove of his recent national emergency declaration to build a border wall.

Trump Can’t Find a Fundraiser

$1 billion

“President Trump wants to raise $1 billion for his reelection. But his top advisers worry that the super PAC at the center of that effort is hurting, lacking a high-wattage leader who can cajole millionaire and billionaire donors to fork over huge sums,” Politico reports. “Trump political aides, members of the president’s family, and top Republicans have been considering potential candidates to spearhead America First Action’s 2020 fundraising efforts. They want someone with deep ties to the president and the clubby world of major GOP donors. … But the nationwide search has so far come up empty.”