POLL: Pelosi’s Approval Tanks After Shutdown Battle, Trump’s Remain the Same
The Great Partial Government Shutdown of 2019 was not without political casualties. According to a new poll conducted by NBC in conjunction with the Wall Street Journal, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi lost the good opinion of the public during the latest battle with President Trump.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Nancy Pelosi, who has gained new powers to oppose Mr. Trump through her role as House speaker, had a 28% approval rating, well below Mr. Trump’s and unchanged since last month. Her disapproval rating grew to 47% from 41% the month before.
And on Trump:
President Trump’s standing among Americans remained effectively unchanged even as he presided over the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history, the latest example of how his unusual brand of politics has resonated with a strong core of supporters.
Mr. Trump’s approval rating was at 43% in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, with 54% disapproving of his job performance. That was the same mark as in a December survey taken 10 days before the start of the shutdown. The latest survey was conducted over a four-day period that ended Jan. 23, two days before Mr. Trump backed off his demand for border wall funding in what was widely viewed as a victory for congressional Democrats.
In 2013, more Americans blamed the GOP lawmakers leading Congress than then-President Barack Obama, just as they did in the three shutdowns during President Bill Clinton’s time in office.
While the president has displayed remarkable resilience—his approval rating has never been more than 4 percentage points higher than his current mark, or 5 percentage points lower—there has been an erosion in Americans’ views of how equipped Mr. Trump is for the job.
Americans still give Mr. Trump positive marks on the economy. Some 51% in the new survey approved of his handling of the economy, with 45% disapproving. But asked to rate him on a set of leadership and personal qualities, as many or more Americans in the survey gave the president a low score than a high one.
The economy is always an important bellwether in elections, however, given the younger generation’s shift toward social justice mindedness, I suspect the tried-and-true “it’s the economy stupid” mantra to lose a bit of luster.
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The Dems finally have a way to hurt Trump, they’ll go scorched earth to stop the wall.
Make no mistake, this is about hurting Trump.
So much for the media and never-Trumpers’ whining about our President’s so-called big loss/cave-in on the shutdown. Even though this poll undoubtedly is skewed toward an anti-Trump sample, he still shows political strength. MAGA.
Two weeks until the real showdown. It’ll be put up or shut up for the dems.
She is a GOP vote machine akin to Odumbo.
Keep talking, Crazy Pelosi.
The good news is that she won’t be going anywhere. As far as getting reelected goes it doesn’t matter what her national poll numbers are. In her liberal SF district her popularity is probably skyrocketing. The only thing she could do to make herself more popular is to go to an abortion clinic with a TV crew and personally commit several acts of infanticide.
Which, by the way, also wouldn’t get her excommunicated by the Catholic church. If her current Bishop is anything like the old one he’ll be down at the “Most Holy Redeemer” Catholic church in the Castro district passing out communion to the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”…
…blessing the participants in the gay pride parade, and perhaps even too busy helping with the bingo games where the prizes are sex toys to notice.
And no I’m not kidding about any of this.
Ok, so let her stick around.
Either we get to watch her drop dead on stage, we get to watch her drive the democrat party into yet another ditch, or both.
What’s wrong with that?
A little bird said that Divine Intervention has her going with Ruth Buzzy and we should be that lucky. I’ll have to see what the local Death Pool is on both.
Pelosi is good for the right: she’s a disaster.
Ginsberg, on the other hand, is a tumor.
I hope that Trump is going to use his capitulation to show workers that he was the one who felt their pain and had to get the government working normally. He can make the point that the Dems didn’t care and would have refused to deal until all the federal workers starved to death. That scenario works and satisfies Trump’s base as long as he declares a national emergency and uses it to build the wall.
Based on the polling on swing districts I’ve seen, Trump has already succeeded in this. I am wondering what his next move will be.
Oh, it’s still the economy, only this time, we have a President delivering on his promises.
Nutty Nancy looks anywhere between 70 and 90 depending time since last Botox treatment. She looks 90 above.
And this is surprising? Pelosi owned the shutdown. She will own the next one in two and a half weeks as well.
Mr. Trump’s approval rating was at 43% in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, with 54% disapproving of his job performance. That was the same mark as in a December survey taken 10 days before the start of the shutdown.
What this indicates is that this particular poll has been designed to give exactly the same results no matter what the news of the day might be, like those Global Warming computer models which give the same output no matter what the input conditions. DJT signs an Executive Order that all federal government offices will conduct business exclusively in Swedish? 43%/54%. Secret Service hit squads in mysterious black helicopters arrest and summarily execute all Democrats in the House and Senate? 43%/54%. DJT announces his resignation, effective next April Fool’s Day? 43%/54%.
WSJ and NBC are fake news. Not quite as fake as CNN, but fake enough.
You know it, I know it, we all know it. So does The Donald.
Great, isn’t it?
Her poll numbers should be in the toilet where she resides.
Yeah, but I heard in her district people don’t use the toilets. They use the streets…
Wondering if she can get recalled or impeached as speaker? Can enough Congresscritters call for a recall or do-over election? If enough Dems were upset with her handling of the shutdown, and all the GOP would stick together, could they change out the speaker?