I’ve been wondering whether a backlash would develop against the Democrats’ crazed, ceaseless attacks on President Trump. No one has ever seen anything like it: the ridiculous smears, the nightly barrage of television “comedy,” over-the-top attacks by former government officials like John Brennan and James Comey, endless investigations into nothing in particular, calls for impeachment (grounds? who needs grounds?), absurd accusations of “treason,” and so on. It is unprecedented in American history, and maybe voters are starting to think the Democrats have gone too far.
No doubt the Democrats’ constant attacks, amplified every day by the press, have an effect. But at a minimum, diminishing returns seem to have set in. Today’s Rasmussen survey, the only daily presidential approval poll now functioning and the only one, to my knowledge, that currently surveys likely voters, finds President Trump with 50% approval and 49% disapproval. His approval numbers this far in 2018 are essentially identical to President Obama’s ratings at the same point in his administration, notwithstanding Obama’s fawning press coverage.
Equally interesting is that Trump’s “Approval Index” is narrowing. Rasmussen’s Approval Index, which we wrote about a number of times during the Obama administration, is the difference between the number who strongly approve of the president’s performance, and the number that strongly disapprove. Obama’s Approval Index was often very low, -20 or worse.
President Trump’s Approval Index has been dismal at times, too. Currently, however, Trump’s Approval Index stands at -6, and improving.
Obama had such favorable media coverage that it is shocking he didn’t have 99% approval ratings. His disapprovals were based on people’s experiences in the real world, not what the media was telling them. Conversely, Trump’s media coverage is 93% negative, 24/7, so it is a wonder that his approval ever tops 10%. His approval is based, too, on people who have gone outside the propaganda barrage and based their approval on real world observations.
In fact, people are more attuned to the information they learn outside the liberal media than ever in the past, driven by the many times the media has been caught lying their lying liberal asses off. It remains to be seen how quickly people will independently begin to realize that if Trump has been investigated this long, this intensely and with such a visceral desire to FIND something and yet NOTHING has been found, perhaps, just MAYBE, this was all a political witch hunt.
Obama was the big star for the news media they covered up for all his crimes just like they grovled at his feet kissed his rings and licked his boots all the time