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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Trump shows worse than when he was campaigning and shows 50% approval rating Friday. :

    "The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove."

    I find it hard to believe and believe it is an anamolly because of Syria.

  • Center Left Democrat
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    50% is Trump's highest accomplishment so far in office. When I used to look at the Drudge report, it would note Trump's approval ratings are 47%--and this is on a good day.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    More like a 40% approval rating, 56% disapprove.

    "Trump’s approval rating stands at 40 percent in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, slightly more than his 36 percent approval rating when last measured in January. It's also the highest he’s enjoyed in Post-ABC polling since his first 100 days in office.

    Over half, 56 percent, disapprove of Trump."

    washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018...

  • Independent
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    Iirc, Rasmussen is a biased poll skewed to the right. Of course the populace gets a chubby every time we bomb or launch missiles at someone so that will drive the numbers up generally of any idiot in the Oval Office.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    The Rasmussen poll is based on likely voters. The Gallup poll is based on all Americans.

    Gallup has Trump at 40 percent. When he took office in January he was at 46 percent, so he has only dropped 6 percent since inauguration day. In November on election day he received 46 percent of the popular vote.

    Gallup Daily: Trump Job Approval

  • Liberal Democrat
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    On MTP, the NBC / WSJ had Trump at 39% approval, 57% disapprove. I wonder what his approval rating will be when he's impeached?
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I take Rasmussen polls with a giant grain of salt considering they almost always over sample Republicans and under sample Democrats and left leaning non-partisans.

    Fivethirtyeight gives them a C+ rating, which is really shitty for a poll that so many people in the media report on weekly. They don't report on any other poll that has that poor of a rating.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    I don't believe most members of this forum/website or in mainstream America need a poll to tell us that Trump is a shitty president. He's probably the worst we've had in a long time, going back to Nixon?
  • Center Left
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    Worst ever is more accurate.
  • Independent
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    Polls are unreliable. 2016 proved it with a thunderclap.

    Let's not keep making the same mistakes.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Ray Pooch Wrote:

    Polls are unreliable. 2016 proved it with a thunderclap.

    Let's not keep making the same mistakes.

    Actually, the polls were spot on in 2016. The national polling average had Clinton ahead by two-three percentage points and she won by exactly 2.1%.

    It wasn't the polls that were wrong; it's our system of governance that allows a minority of pissed off white people in a handful of states to overrule the will of the majority that's wrong.

  • Independent
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Ray Pooch Wrote:

    Polls are unreliable. 2016 proved it with a thunderclap.

    Let's not keep making the same mistakes.

    Actually, the polls were spot on in 2016.

    No they weren't.

    The national polling average had Clinton ahead by two-three percentage points and she won by exactly 2.1%.

    No. The national polling average was "spot on". Not the polls.

    By analogy, if someone had said in 2016 that Clinton was 40 years old but Trump was 100, the average (70) would have been "spot on". And yet that person would have been badly wrong about both.

    In the same way, the polls did well when you averaged over the states, but they got the (key) states themselves badly wrong. Which is why you had major outlets on election day giving Clinton a ridiculously high chance of winning, often in the ninety percents.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Ray Pooch Wrote:
    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Ray Pooch Wrote:

    Polls are unreliable. 2016 proved it with a thunderclap.

    Let's not keep making the same mistakes.

    Actually, the polls were spot on in 2016.

    No they weren't.

    Yes, they were.

    Ray Pooch Wrote:

    [jaredsxtn]: The national polling average had Clinton ahead by two-three percentage points and she won by exactly 2.1%.

    No. The national polling average was "spot on". Not the polls.

    By analogy, if someone had said in 2016 that Clinton was 40 years old but Trump was 100, the average (70) would have been "spot on". And yet that person would have been badly wrong about both.

    In the same way, the polls did well when you averaged over the states, but they got the (key) states themselves badly wrong. Which is why you had major outlets on election day giving Clinton a ridiculously high chance of winning, often in the ninety percents.

    Are you just trying to fuck with me now? Did you read what I wrote? You quoted me and then went on a rant about something entirely different.

    The national polling average had Clinton winning by 2-3 percentage points. They were accurate.

    They also didn't get the (key) states "badly wrong." Donald "won" because a handful of pissed off white people in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin showed up by 0.2, 0.7 and 0.8 percentage points more than Hillary voters. That is WELL within the margin of error that any poll could EVER have predicted.

    Donald "won" the Presidency because 79,646 Bernie or busters and other assholes in three states decided to overrule the will of the American people.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I know the Rasmussen poll and how it is rated. Consider if it is weighted then 50% is a very poor showing. It is the only daily tracking poll left.

  • Independent
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    You made a fallacious claim in which you confused the polls being "spot on" with the averages being "spot on".

    I'm not sure how to deal with your juvenile fury at having been corrected.