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Finally – a Pollster Asks How the Majority of 2016 Voters View the Political Scene

logo-pppOn Dec. 21, Public Policy Polling sent out a series of tweets with results from recent polling of normal American voters. As the pollster put it, “We know people get sick of hearing what Trump voters think about things, so here's a thread on what supporters of the popular vote winner think about things…”

Here’s what PPP found in its poll of people who voted for the candidate who won the most votes in the 2016 election:

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Trump’s First-Year Approval Level Is a Historic Low

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Vox: “Lyndon Johnson and Gerald Ford are excluded from this chart, as their first Decembers in office didn’t come after an electoral victory, and didn’t amount to almost a full year as president. (Still, both their approval ratings were above 35 percent, though Ford’s was the lowest — at 42 percent in December 1974 — after taking office in August following Nixon’s resignation.)”

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Gallup: Donald’s Approval at All-Time Low of 33%

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This poll was taken before three members of Donald’s presidential campaign were indicted on federal charges, including conspiring against the United States.

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Donald’s Approval Rating Has Dropped in All 50 States

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Business Insider: “President Donald Trump’s net approval rating has gone down in every state since taking office in January, a new analysis from Morning Consult found Tuesday. Trump’s net approval rating, which is his disapproval rating subtracted from his approval rating, went down by at least 11 points in every state between January and September. The smallest change was in Louisiana, where his net approval dipped by 11.4 points. The largest change took place in Illinois, where his net approval dropped by 30.6 points.”

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Pew: Partisan Divide on Trump Breaks Records

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Do Republicans Know Something We Don’t?

“The GOP is behaving like a party that isn’t worried about ever winning another fair election.”

— Ana Marie Cox, host of the Crooked Media podcast, With Friends Like These. Cox notes that Republican disregard for constituent concern about health insurance signals that the GOP feels it might no longer be dependent on fair voting. The assertion comes after the loss on electronic voting machines of the Georgia District 6 congressional race by Democrat Jon Ossoff, despite leading in pre-race polls and early voting conducted on paper ballots.

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Quinnipiac Finds Donald’s Approval at 36%, Sees Signs of Erosion of Support Among His Base Voters

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Reality may be started to permeate the Fox bubble. The new Quinnipiac Poll has Donald’s approval at 36 percent, which is in the range where former Pres. George W. Bush’s approval rating sank and then stalled for the last three years of his second term — making him the most unpopular president in the history of presidential polling.

Donald Trump appears to be giving Bush a run for his money.

The signal that reality is setting in — that Trump voters may finally be starting to realize that they’ve been had — is in the internals. In particular, Donald has seen a ten-point drop in support among white voters with no college degrees, from 57 percent in April to 47 percent now.

According to Quinnipiac, support for Donald is also eroding among independent voters and white men:

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Donald’s Approval Rating Drops to Bush Levels in Right-Wing IBD/TIPP Poll

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Donald Trump’s approval rating according to the IDB/TIPP poll from Investor’s Business Daily, a right-wing news outlet. IBD notes that Donald’s approval rating is “a low not seen since the last months of the Bush presidency” — a reference to GOP former Pres. George W. Bush, the most unpopular president in presidential-polling history.

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Poll: No Consequences for Those Who Vote to Repeal Obamacare

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The redistribution of wealth is the most stunning aspect of the Republican plan.

A new poll shows Americans oppose repealing Obamacare by only three to one. This should come as welcome news to Republicans poised to back the Trumpcare bill. The vote, at press time, was set for just before the north and south poles flip and our robot overlords take power, according to the official Congressional schedule.

Unfortunately, there actually is welcome news for Republicans in the survey, which was conducted by Quinnipiac University. About half of those responding essentially said a yes vote would have no political impact for elected officials, since it either makes those polled more likely to support that person for re-election (19 percent) or would have no effect on their vote (29 percent).

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Voters: Trump’s an Embarrassment

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A majority of voters – nearly six in 10 – say Trump’s conduct as president makes them feel embarrassed, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. More than half of voters believe President Trump has done something illegal or unethical as he faces potential conflicts of interest by continuing to own his businesses while serving as president.