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Old 01-17-2017, 09:01 AM
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After a tumultuous campaign and transition, President-elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office Friday as the least popular incoming president in at least four decades, but a majority of Americans nevertheless express optimism that he will be able to fulfill campaign pledges to boost the economy and deal with threats of terrorism, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Amid controversy and calls for additional investigations into possible Russian interference in the election, most Americans disapprove of Trumpís response to the hacking and other activities. But they are divided on the question of whether the president-elect has been too friendly toward Russia or taken the right approach in his public comments and posture.

On ethical matters, a bare majority say the steps Trump and his attorney outlined last week to turn over control of his sprawling business enterprise to his children create adequate separation while he serves as president. But the public is split almost evenly on whether he and his family are fully complying with federal ethics laws, and an overwhelming majority say he should release his federal tax returns, which he has long declined to do.

The Post-ABC survey offers a starting point and a measuring stick for a Trump presidency. As in the campaign, Trump is a polarizing figure who generates great enthusiasm among those who supported him and deep hostility among those who did not. Attitudes toward Trump, along with deep partisan divisions that predated his candidacy, provide the backdrop for Fridayís ceremonies at the Capitol and the opening days of the 45th presidentís tenure.

Trump tweeted recently about the divisions and anger that have marked the politics of the country and, noting that many Americans say little can be done to change it, declared in capital letters that ďit will change.Ē The new survey underscores the challenges that await him as he attempts to make good on that statement. But it also highlights the mixed emotions many Americans bring to a Trump presidency.

On the eve of his inauguration, 44 percent of Americans say they believe Trump is qualified to serve as president, compared with 52 percent who say he is not. The good news for Trump is that the 52 percent figure is the lowest since he became a candidate. Over 8 in 10 Republicans say he is qualified, and about the same percentage of Democrats say he is not. Independents are almost evenly divided on the question.

Trump will enter the Oval Office on Friday with his image upside down. Just 40 percent say they have a favorable impression of him, and 54 percent view him unfavorably ó with 41 percent saying they have a strongly unfavorable impression of him. Thatís starkly different from current views of President Obama, whose favorable rating is at 61 percent.

Compared with other presidents, Trumpís handling of the transition has been judged harshly by respondents. As with his favorable rating, 40 percent say they approve and 54 percent disapprove. In comparison, roughly 8 in 10 approved of the way Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush handled their transitions. And about 7 in 10 approved of the way former president George W. Bush handled his, even though it came amid the rancorous 37-day recount of ballots in Florida and a controversial Supreme Court decision that helped put him in the Oval Office.

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And Trump's response? The only things he knows, whine, "riiiiiiigggged".

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Too bad the pollsters didn't ask Americans what they thought of Trump throwing the US intelligence community under the bus.
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I mean.. this is what happens when you elect a life-long professional con-man with zero political experience to the highest seat in the country. Eventually his ability to spin events and keep the con going fails, and you're left with someone who is obviously lacking in the capabilities he made you believe he owned.

Sadly there is no "bankruptcy" to help is squeak out of the bad decisions he is going to make while sitting in the (soon to be gold plated) Oval Office. Even more sad is that his bad decisions will impact potentially billions of innocent people across the world.
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Trump starts off in an incredibly weak position. And this new polling suggests it might get worse.

In my lifetime I've never seen such an unpopular incoming president.

It will get worse as Trump proceeds to implement his woeful domestic/foreign agendas.
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And Trump's response? The only things he knows, whine, "riiiiiiigggged".



Trump: Approval polls are rigged against me | TheHill
Maybe because it has already been proven that it IS rigged. It isn't whining when it's the truth.

Pssst, the whining is being done by the Left due to the election results it has been one huge baby crying whining fit since November 8th.


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New ABC / WaPo Poll Shows Drop In Trump Favorability - Courtesy Of Aggressive "Oversamples"

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Jan 17, 2017 3:42 PM

In the month leaded up to the election on November 8th, we repeatedly demonstrated how the mainstream media polls from the likes of ABC/Washington Post, CNN and Reuters repeatedly manipulated their poll samples to engineer their desired results, namely a large Hillary Clinton lead (see "New Podesta Email Exposes Playbook For Rigging Polls Through 'Oversamples'" and "ABC/Wapo Effectively Admit To Poll Tampering As Hillary's "Lead" Shrinks To 2-Points"). In fact, just 16 days prior to the election an ABC/Wapo poll showed a 12-point lead for Hillary, a result that obviously turned out to be embarrassingly wrong for the pollsters.

But, proving they still got it, ABC/Washington Post and CNN are out with a pair of polls on Trump's favorability this morning that sport some of the most egregious "oversamples" we've seen. The ABC/Wapo poll showed an 8-point sampling margin for Democrats with only 23% of the results taken from Republicans...

...while the CNN poll showed a similar 8-point advantage for Democrats with only 24% of respondents identifying as Republicans.

"A total of 1,000 adults were interviewed by telephone nationwide by live interviewers calling both landline and cell phones. Among the entire sample, 32% described themselves as Democrats, 24% described themselves as Republicans, and 44% described themselves as independents or members of another party.

Of course, as we've repeatedly pointed out, these sampling mixes couldn't be further from reality.


And while a quick 2 second review of the methodology of these polls immediately reveals their obvious bias, here are some of the results.

ABC latched on to the conclusion that Trump is just being super mean to the media...

More at link, with charts.

New ABC / WaPo Poll Shows Drop In Trump Favorability Courtesy Of Aggressive "Oversamples" | Zero Hedge
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The media is biased and the polls are rigged....

Anything new worth mentioning?

It's just how the left wing rolls. The lie until they believe themselves!

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It's just how the left wing rolls. The lie until they believe themselves!

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Default Re: Poll: Trump draws low marks for transition, response to Russian hacking

According to Gallup, 28% identify as Republicans and 25% identify as Democrats but CNN samples are 32% Dems and 24% Reps. I'm sure it can be explained.



Party Affiliation | Gallup Historical Trends

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We are not whining anymore. We have already accepted that you screwed up.
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Maybe because it has already been proven that it IS rigged. It isn't whining when it's the truth.

Pssst, the whining is being done by the Left due to the election results it has been one huge baby crying whining fit since November 8th.




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New ABC / WaPo Poll Shows Drop In Trump Favorability Courtesy Of Aggressive "Oversamples" | Zero Hedge
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