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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    It's hard to be as unpopular as President Donald Trump when the economy is going so well.Low unemployment, high consumer confidence, and a booming stock market typically boost presidential ratings. History shows that it takes a factor like an unpopular war to drag them down.


    Trump is defying those trends.
    Low unemployment, high consumer confidence, and a booming stock market typically boost presidential ratings. History shows that it takes a factor like an unpopular war to drag them down.

    Unemployment is 4.3%, matching a 16-year low. More than one million jobs have been created during Trump's tenure. The stock market has soared to record levels since his election.
    But Trump's approval rating stands at 36%, according to the latest reading from Gallup. A poll from Quinnipiac University put his approval rating at only 33%.
    "Imagine Trump's approval rating if we dip into recession, even if it's not his fault," said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. "He'd be operating at 25%."
    Brinkley, a CNN presidential historian, said the strong economy is "a great talking point" for Trump. "It does buy a besieged president breathing room."
    Related: The CNNMoney Trump Jobs Tracker
    For sure, past presidents have suffered through lower approval ratings -- but typically when the economy was in trouble.
    Jimmy Carter's approval rating fell to 29% in 1979, the year before he ran for reelection. But unemployment was significantly higher, and climbing, as the economy was about to fall into recession. To make matters worse, the unemployment rate was coupled with high inflation. Economists combined the two readings to come up with the "misery index." That's not a term any president wants people talking about during their time in office.
    George W. Bush's approval rating fell to 25% in the wake of the meltdown in financial markets in fall 2008. His approval rating first fell below 40% in late 2005, as criticism mounted over the war in Iraq and his handling of Hurricane Katrina. The unemployment rate was 4.9% in December 2005.
    Lyndon Johnson's approval rating fell below 40% in 1968 as protests mounted against the Vietnam War. Harry Truman's popularity was hurt by public discontent over the Korean War.
    Trump's biggest problem right now is likely the continuing investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia, according to Brinkley. http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/04/news/economy/trump-economy-approval-rating/index.html

    Trumps approval rating is lagging because the Democrats are still mad about him winning and they are desperate to find a problem with Russia. When they don't find a problem and the economy is still booming they will look like fools all the more and insure Trump and the GOP stays in power for a very long 8 years. Do you think the polls are right despite the booming economy ?
    He did nothing in the way of "achieving" a strong economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    You are making it sound like a blow out on Obamacare. If the traitor McCain had voted to repeal Obamacare, we would be looking at having a debate of a new law. Point is unemployment and the stock market are doing very well, the economy is booming. No reason for a President to have a low rating other then whats being manufactured by the left. The democrats don't want to work with Trump because they are mad they aren't in power.
    Unemployment dropped drastically under obama...did you praise him? Stock market more than doubled under obama, did you praise him? If obama had suspected shady dealings with Russia, and might have been involved with rigging our election and democracy.....wouldn't you want it investigated?
    If obama pathologically lied..like saying the president of Mexico called him to praise him, and the head of the Boy Scouts said his speech was the best ever.....wouldn't you be upset?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Give it up, Thx. At least they're consistent. Every presidency comes with it's own reset button. Nothing that happened under the previous president has any effect on the current administration. that's why Obama got all the blame for an economy he didn't break, and why Trump is getting all of the credit for an economy he didn't fix.
    Yep, a continuing pattern: Repubs drive the economy into the ground, dems scramble to get it back on it's feet (with no help from repubs) and the economy is back in reasonable shape, just in time for repubs to take credit and start the abuse all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Yes, but if he is such a bad President the economy would be tanking right now. There is no good reason for his ratings to be low in a good economy other then people hurt from losing to Trump
    He inherited a growing economy
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Yes, but if he is such a bad President the economy would be tanking right now. There is no good reason for his ratings to be low in a good economy other then people hurt from losing to Trump
    The reason his numbers are so low, is because he is such a fucking jerk and has accomplished nothing.

    How was the economy after six months into the Obama admin, much worse than now, what were his numbers after six months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Yes, but if he is such a bad President the economy would be tanking right now. There is no good reason for his ratings to be low in a good economy other then people hurt from losing to Trump
    Things don't change that fast, especially when, like the situation tRump has created, it almost looks like his good buddies in congress are defying him at every turn. Well OK, not every but a whole hell of a lot. But the track record on the important stuff is abysmal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    You are making it sound like a blow out on Obamacare. If the traitor McCain had voted to repeal Obamacare, we would be looking at having a debate of a new law. Point is unemployment and the stock market are doing very well, the economy is booming. No reason for a President to have a low rating other then whats being manufactured by the left. The democrats don't want to work with Trump because they are mad they aren't in power.
    Are you really this foolish, or do you just play a fool on the internet?

    Repeat after me: The Dow Jones Industrial Average, whether up or down, does NOT equal the nation's economy.

    The economy encompasses all sorts of things - stocks yes - but also things like the unemployment rate (already low under Obama), employee wages, single family home prices, durable goods production, exports vs imports, etc., etc., etc.

    And the fact is, Trump's economy is no better, and no worse than Obama's economy in the last year or year and a half of his tenure.

    As for your other moronic statement, the "left" have no need to manufacture bullshit about Trump. He does that extremely well on his own, with no help required from the Democrats. As proof, even the Republicans are either slowly backing away from Trump's antics, or they are outright ignoring him.

    In other words, it's not just the left that's repudiating Trump, it's everyone, with the exception of his small (and growing smaller) die-hard supporters. You know, the idiots, morons and fools in the country.

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    Trump's approval rating is lagging because he has Twitter diarrhea. (Which is a symbol of other discipline problems that he has which are making even many of his supporters roll their eyes.)

    If he would shut up for a couple of weeks, he would likely gain 10 points.
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    Thank you President Obama!

    By the way he is underperforming Obama in the job numbers.
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