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Joe Blow --- 216 days ago -

This brutal new poll shows that fewer and fewer people believe Trump?s lies

THE MORNING PLUM:

The 100-day mark of the Trump presidency is approaching, and his aides are worried that the media narrative will depict his historically awful lack of accomplishments with highly unflattering levels of accuracy. But don?t tell that to President Trump. He knows the real problem is that the news media won?t acknowledge how terrific the start to his presidency has actually been in comparison with his loser predecessors:




A new Gallup poll out this morning, however, strongly suggests that an increasing number of Americans just don?t believe Trump?s spin about his presidency anymore. It finds that only 45 percent of Americans think Trump keeps his promises, down from 62 percent in February, an astonishing slide of 17 points:

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Sinking in record time!

LMFAO 

Joe Blow --- 216 days ago -

Note that the drop has been 11 points among Republicans and 9 points among conservatives. Meanwhile, among Americans overall, there has been a 7-point drop in those who think Trump can bring about the change this country needs, from 53 percent to 46 percent, and a 6-point drop in those who think that Trump is honest and trustworthy, from 42 percent to 36 percent. 

Joe Blow --- 216 days ago -

Trump?s failure to fulfill his promises is worrying to Republicans, too. The Post reports that Republicans, eyeing the 2018 elections, are fretting that Trump has achieved ?no major legislative victory,? which cuts against his promise to execute ?beautiful? deals in Washington. As GOP pollster Frank Luntz puts it, Trump and Republicans must post ?a record of accomplishment,? because ?if you don?t, no rhetoric will fix it.? Meanwhile, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) commits full-blown heresy, warning: ?We can?t blame this on Barack Obama. We have to look in the mirror.? (Can we have that in writing, Tom?)

It?s important, however, to drill down with more precision on what it really means that Trump is failing to ?keep his promises.? There are several ways this is occurring, and they are distinct from one another. First, Trump is explicitly adopting policy goals that contradict black-letter promises (the GOP health-care plan that he championed would roll back coverage for 24 million people and deeply cut Medicaid, after he vowed ?insurance for everybody? and promised not to cut Medicaid). Second, he is failing to unite the party to accomplish generally promised goals (Republicans have yet to pass anything that can satisfy the baseline need to be described as ?repeal and replace?).




Third, other general promises may be in the process of running aground, or just disintegrating, now that the difficulties of translating them into detailed policy are proving that the original promises were unrealistic, rooted in bad faith or outright fantasies.

The travel ban is blocked in part because the true motives behind the measure ? combined with the lack of any serious rationale for it ? put it in legal jeopardy. Ambitious tax reform may founder due to GOP divisions over specifics The promise of massive infrastructure spending may shrivel into an unambitious, cronyist tax-break-and-privatization scheme. The bluster about China and trade and NATO and the Export-Import Bank is all getting retracted in the face of factual reality. The vow not to touch entitlements cannot be squared with the ideological imperatives of congressional Republicans, so it has quietly been put in a drawer.

More broadly, Trump is generally moving away from the ?economic populism? that was supposed to make him different from other Republicans and increasingly embracing a more-orthodox GOP governing approach (while doubling down on Trumpism?s nativism and xenophobia). Meanwhile, that approach is itself proving to have been based on unrealistic promises. (Many congressional Republicans are not actually willing to roll back coverage for millions while deeply cutting taxes for the rich, it turns out; GOP fiscal priorities are deeply unpopular, and ? as I believe we will discover during the coming budgetary and tax reform debates ? mathematically unworkable.)

Many pundits are ascribing a number of Trump?s recent reversals to a learning process, in which Trump is discovering that our challenges are much more complicated than he originally thought and is evolving accordingly. But as Brian Beutler points out, what all this really demonstrates is that the original slate of false promises and assumptions is failing him.

As my attempted taxonomy of Trump?s broken vows suggests, different groups of voters may be basing their conclusion that Trump isn?t keeping his promises on different things. But at bottom, this all originates with the increasingly undeniable reality that much of what he campaigned on was based on one sort of lie or another. 

dkeller --- 216 days ago -

I don't know who they surveyed to get that 92% of Republicans in the Feb 1-5 date range because many Republicans took a hit in the gut when they realized Trump was going to be their guy. 

JustWatching --- 216 days ago -

Yes....you believe everything you read in the polls. They were so right about the election. 

Karras --- 216 days ago -

New poll has him at 50%. LMFAO. 

jackass --- 216 days ago -

no link? is it the one he tweeted? 

Joe Blow --- 216 days ago -

GALLUP

Can't any of you pubies read? LMFAO at the products of home schooling! 

Karras --- 216 days ago -

You should just believe everything I tell you.

But here is the link

link title 

Are we great again yet --- 216 days ago -

The link shows the flaw. They use likely voters but don't explain how the robo calling poll figures out the likely voter model. 

dkeller --- 216 days ago -

The link shows the flaw. They use likely voters but don't explain how the robo calling poll figures out the likely voter model.?
thank you,,very good! 

Karras --- 216 days ago -

President Trump could have 20% approval ratings in 2020 and still beat whatever freak show you present to the American people as a potential President.

The democrats have abandoned normal America. You can't win a general election on appealing to trannies, illegals, communists and jihadists. Good luck with that.

LMFAO at tone deaf democrats 

TinktheSprite --- 216 days ago -

'Tis sad. He really needs to succeed to make America Great. Methinks he needs a change in course and attitude. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 216 days ago -

Joey is having a glorious meltdown today. 

witchywoman --- 216 days ago -

I agree, Tink. He should start by laying off the tweets so it's easier for him to keep his idiocy under raps instead of displaying it publicly every 10 minutes. 

gunsnroses --- 216 days ago -

Joe Blowhard must not watch the news as he is very uninformed of all the accomplishments of the TRUMP Administration. Typical uninformed liberal. 

sdanielmcev --- 216 days ago -

There is no training to be president. Look at any president, you'll see the same thing.
While I didn't like Obama's policy, I always respected the office. 

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