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Falling Like a Rock – Chump Approval

Slip slidin’ away – the Chumph’s newest approval poll numbers have fallen below historical lows for any President.

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Trump’s approval rate at new low; slip in support among base: Poll

A little more than six months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s approval rating has fallen to a new low, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

Thirty-three percent of registered voters in the U.S. approve of the job Trump is doing as president, according to the poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, which reports a margin of error or 3.4 percentage points.

The poll’s findings also mark a new high for the president’s disapproval rating, which now stands at 61 percent.

Trump’s approval rating has decreased seven percentage points since Quinnipiac’s previous poll published on June 29. Trumps’s disapproval rating has increased 17 points since January with a similarly sized decrease in undecideds since then.

It may come as no surprise that Democrats are less likely to approve of Trump’s performance in office. Only 2 percent of Democrats say they approve of how Trump is handling his job.

But support among his base has also dipped.

Fifty percent of white voters without a college degree, a group that was instrumental in Trump’s victory in 2016, now disapprove of the president’s job performance. About one in four registered voters in his own party don’t support Trump: His approval among Republicans is down to 76 percent, the poll found.

Fifty-four percent of registered voters say that they are embarrassed to have Trump in office, while 57 percent believe he is abusing his presidential powers. Voters also responded negatively to questions about the president’s personal demeanor, with 71 percent saying he is not level-headed.

Sixty-nine percent also said that Trump should refrain from using his personal Twitter account.

Gallup poll from August 2 shows similar levels of negative sentiment. According to the poll, which has a margin of error of 3 percentage points, 36 percent of U.S. adults approve of the president ‘s job performance while 58 percent disapprove. This matches a previous low in Gallup’s polling of the president’s approval.

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Posted by on August 4, 2017 in Chumph Butt Kicking

 

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Uncle Ben’s Fall

It appears that, for one candidate at least…Things have caught up.

Carson

Ben Carson tumbles in national poll

The retired neurosurgeon plummets 7 points from last month, while Trump solidifies his dominating lead.

Ben Carson took a tumble in the latest national poll, falling 7 points from last month in the Quinnipiac University survey, after weathering heavy criticism for his lack of foreign policy expertise and scrutiny about his personal tale of redemption.

After pulling a virtual tie with Donald Trump in the previous poll, the retired neurosurgeon dropped to third place with 16 percent support among Republican respondents. Trump moved up 3 percentage points to dominate the field at 27 percent.

Also enjoying a bump — Sen. Marco Rubio, who moved up 3 percentage points and into second place with 17 percent support, and Sen. Ted Cruz, who also gained 3 percentage points and tied with Carson at 16 percent. The 3-point hikes for Trump, Rubio and Cruz are all within the poll’s margin of error.

Behind Trump and the triumvirate vying for position behind the Manhattan businessman, no other candidate finished in the double digits.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush earned 5 percent, followed by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 3 percent. No other candidate received more than 2 percent support, and 8 percent of respondents were undecided.

Carson’s dip follows a series of unforced errors, including a flap over his assertion that China is involved in the Syrian conflict and his struggle to answer what nations he would call first to form a coalition against the Islamic State. He also has come under increased scrutiny for the stories he has often retold about his violent childhood and his religious redemption that helped him to become a highly successful pediatric neurosurgeon.

After surging in the early fall, nipping at the heels of Trump and even surpassing him in some polls, Carson appears to be settling back down in some surveys.

 

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2015 in Black Conservatives, The Clown Bus

 

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Clown Bus Update – Uncle Ben Slip Slidin’ Away

Carson Crashing

Ben Carson is cratering: New polls show controversies taking a toll on the wingnut favorite

Ben Carson has seen his fair share of fumbles, and after weeks of increased scrutiny and a turn in the spotlight under pressure, it is safe to say that the good doctor is no Teflon Don.

A series of new polls out this week suggests that Carson’s standing as a rising challenger to Donald Trump’s long lasting dominance may be short-lived.

Carson Tops Trump in National Poll,” the headlines read in late October, and againthe next week. But then came West Point — or was it the pyramid grain silos — either way, Carson quickly found himself in all of the headlines for all of the wrong reasons shortly after catapulting to the top of the polls. And with the increased popularity in the polls came increased scrutiny in the media.

Carson did his best to deflect the drip, drop of revelations that his personal narrative of a young thug redeemed by Jesus was full of discrepancies, lashing out at the media and hunkering down. But then came the third GOP presidential debate and Carson just faded away on stage, only to be brought back to memory by Jay Pharoah’s brutal comedic takedown of his “Gifted Hands” memoir on SNL.

In between, there were a number of terror attacks by ISIL, a bizarre claim by Carson that China is operating in Syria and a promise to provide his superior intelligence to prove it, and a disastrous Fox News interview where the political neophyte was unable to name even one specific allied partner in his plan to combat the terror group despite being asked three times by Chris Wallace.

Then this week, two close Carson advisers even admitted to the New York Times that the candidate was in over his head on foreign policy and now, it appears as though some GOP voters may have caught on.

There is the new national poll from Bloomberg that places Trump only four points ahead of Carson, but that is about as much good news as the good doctor can squeeze out of a slate of new polls showing his September surge slumping in the wake of damming allegations that he embellished his past personal narrative. A breakdown of the Bloomberg poll lays out Carson’s troubles vis-a-vis Trump front-and-center. In a head-to-head match-up, voters chose Trump over Carson on the economy, illegal immigration, fighting “Islamic terrorism,” handling Russian President Vladimir Putin, knowing the most about how to get things done and finally, having the most appropriate life experience to be president. Poor Ben.

For his part, Carson manages to grab the coveted candidate who “cares the most about people like you” top spot. And unsurprisingly, Republican voters still find Carson as the most honest and trustworthy of the entire bunch. Go figure.

But unfortunately for Ben, the poll numbers only get worse after Bloomberg. Two new polls conducted entirely post-Paris attack show Carson losing ground in the first primary state in the nation.

A Fox News poll out Wednesday evening found the retired neurosurgeon only grabbing 9 percent support from Republicans in New Hampshire, leaving him in fourth place in the crucial Granite State. In contrast, Trump bumps up to 27 percent in the Fox News poll. Another New Hampshire poll from WBUR found Carson losing ground in the state, dropping from 15 percent to 11 percent to tie for second with Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who saw his standing in the poll go up two points.

 

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