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Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump Voters Have Turned On Steve Bannon

Trump Voters Have Turned On Steve Bannon

While this isn't news per se, his low approval ratings may leave you wondering just why exactly most citizens are disappointed. Presidents, especially in their first year, generally do not single-handedly influence the labor markets - as Trump suggests. Americans usually give their new presidents the benefit of the doubt, but Trump's "honeymoon period", to the extent he had one, saw his approval rating only as high as 45 percent. Democrats overwhelmingly view Trump has unstable at 71 percent, while 89 percent of Republicans believe that the president is stable.

The president's popularity matters to his party in a year in which the House increasingly seems to be up for grabs. It's margin of error is 3.4 percentage points. Truman, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter all had their ratings dip under 30 percent.

In fact, President Trump receives his highest approval ratings in this poll on his handling of the economy: 49% approve, while 39% disapprove.

The December 20 national poll found Americans have little hope for world peace in 2018; "Merry Christmas" is bogus issue, voters say 4-1.

President Donald Trump has 46.7 million Twitter followers.

"The president is a divider, not a uniter, say an overwhelming number of voters", said Quinnipiac's Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll, calling it "an assessment made even more disturbing by his perceived lack of respect for people of color".

I've always said that presidents get more praise than they deserve when the market goes up-the result of millions of business decisions-and more blame than they deserve when it tanks.

Trump fared nearly as badly on foreign relations and health care. A whopping 91 percent said they disapproved.

The December 6 national poll found 47% of US women say they've been sexually assaulted; people speaking up will make USA better, Americans say. Half the public believes President Trump is less competent than previous post-World War II presidents; 43% say he works less hard.

That poll was conducted before the passage of a tax bill that Trump signed into law in late December, but there's little sign that the law will have an immediate positive impact.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll consisted of 1,000 completed interviews conducted January 9-10 among USA adults, using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult US population.

Of course, the president sometimes leads the press down the s--hole of negativity with his feuds and attacks, from "Sloppy Steve" to "Dicky Durbin", but it's fair to question whether the market news-and a spate of stories about employers having trouble filling jobs-should be tied more directly to his policies.

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