February 15, 2019

HE'S NEVER LESS UNPOPULAR THAN WHEN ACCEDING COMPLETELY:

Trump Keeps Doubling Down On The Same Failed Strategy (Nate Silver, 2/14/19, 538)

President Trump will declare a national emergency and seek money to build a border wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday, moments before the U.S. Senate passed a compromise spending bill that didn't include wall funding.

If Trump follows through on the emergency declaration, he'll be doing something that large majorities of Americans oppose -- and he'll be doing it at right as his job approval ratings had begun to rebound following the partial government shutdown in December and January.

Indeed, the act of declaring a national emergency to build a wall is even more unpopular than the wall itself -- and the wall isn't popular. Polls as tracked by PollingReport.com show an average of 32 percent of Americans in favor of the declaration and 65 percent opposed. Even in an era where many of Trump's top priorities poll only in the low-to-mid-40s, that's an especially large split, with roughly twice as many voters opposed as in favor.

Americans dislike him to precisely the degree he's fighting for racist objectives.
Posted by at February 15, 2019 7:57 AM

  

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