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(Politico)   "Presidents, dating back to the start of the modern polling era after World War II, typically see their approval ratings rise significantly when the country faces emergencies." Until now   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-04-08 9:01:07 PM  
74 votes:
Presidents, dating back to the start of the modern polling era after World War II, have generally been competent.
 
2020-04-08 9:08:23 PM  
61 votes:
Donald Trump isn't benefiting from what political scientists refer to as a "rally 'round the flag" effect

Most Americans realize the flag he wants them to rally around is not the American flag.
 
2020-04-08 9:17:10 PM  
44 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Good can we farking get over the "he'll get re-elected" bullshiat now?


Not until he is out of the White House, no.
 
2020-04-08 9:19:26 PM  
31 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Good can we farking get over the "he'll get re-elected" bullshiat now?


not yet, no

when you are sitting at home (or wherever) watching another being sworn in as POTUS?

Then.
 
2020-04-08 9:09:22 PM  
25 votes:
Most Presidents haven't had to deal with disasters of their own making.
 
2020-04-09 3:02:10 AM  
24 votes:
Trump isn't a president. He's a grifter pretending to be a president. That particular charade has blown up in a rather deadly manner. Anyone who wants Trump reelected is a death cult zealot who enjoys inflicting unnecessary suffering for their own amusement. You know, republicans.
 
2020-04-08 10:30:12 PM  
23 votes:

King Something: scottydoesntknow: Donald Trump isn't benefiting from what political scientists refer to as a "rally 'round the flag" effect

Most Americans realize the flag he wants them to rally around is not the American flag.

Well it is a white, blue and red flag, which is kinda like America's flag!


He also equally loves the red, white and black flag that was popular in the late 1930's to the mid 1940's.
 
2020-04-08 9:20:03 PM  
22 votes:
He makes it worse when he allows Dr. Fauci to speak. The contrast in intelligence and competence between the two is glaring.

Dr. Fauci for Time's "Person of the Year"!
 
2020-04-08 9:16:55 PM  
22 votes:
I'd get behind him. To shove him into a prison cell.
 
2020-04-08 9:21:41 PM  
19 votes:
Still too high
 
2020-04-08 9:15:17 PM  
19 votes:
Good can we farking get over the "he'll get re-elected" bullshiat now?
 
2020-04-09 3:27:41 AM  
16 votes:
Everyone who is capable of understanding Trump is bad already knew that.

This election will, sadly, not be decided by the informed and engaged, or the hyperpartisans that made up their minds months or years ago and don't need to be informed or engaged.

The question is whether what's happening gets people who wouldn't be caught dead in the PolTab riled up enough to do something, and if they decide what to do is elect a Democrat. And not just a couple, Blue Wave numbers that can override whatever farkery the GOP is going to pull.

If they don't decide Democrats can save them, they won't bother. They'll shelter in place or put in a vote to burn it to the ground in feeble hope that what comes next will be better.

We've got to tell them we can fix this and they can help. And they are not good listeners with well-developed critical thinking skills. Their tiny attention spans are being saturated with all the hopeless, scary news they see whizzing by, and unlike the rest of us they have no idea what to do about it.

Even if we ran the best of all possible campaigns, this would be a dice roll with too many variables to predict. Don't stop pushing, don't give up... and don't do the other kind of giving up which looks like becoming so certain you're going to win you don't need to do any work.

I don't even know what "work" looks like in this situation.

We are in for a rough ride here and nothing is certain. I wish it wasn't like that, but here we are.
 
2020-04-09 2:50:00 AM  
15 votes:

FatherChaos: We had competent, respectful, intelligent presidents...until now.


Even LBJ sitting on the terlet and swinging his pecker around for every one to see had more class than this idiot.
 
2020-04-08 9:16:41 PM  
14 votes:
As many of us foretold - his "rally 'round the flag" moment was short-lived and is now moving back to sports-team-like loyalties.  He'll be consistently back in the 41-42% range soon.
 
2020-04-09 6:45:55 AM  
13 votes:
American's always rally behind their leadership during a crisis.

That's why the average approval rating of State Governors is 72% right now.

It's because we know who is leading the response, and who isn't.
 
2020-04-09 5:14:07 AM  
13 votes:

born_yesterday: Hell, Carter is in his 90s and I bet he can still get a better bump than Trump.


Carter is still eligible to be president. Just saying...
 
2020-04-08 9:51:08 PM  
13 votes:

thorpe: Benevolent Misanthrope: As many of us foretold - his "rally 'round the flag" moment was short-lived and is now moving back to sports-team-like loyalties.  He'll be consistently back in the 41-42% range soon.

He's in the 40-45% range in all 6 polls mentioned. And dropping. As the deaths keep piling up, as the feds pull all funding from drive-through testing sites on Friday, as his press conference rallies get more and more unhinged, I can see him going below 40.


We shall see.  I'm not that optimistic about the critical thinking skills of Republicans.
 
2020-04-08 9:27:07 PM  
13 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: As many of us foretold - his "rally 'round the flag" moment was short-lived and is now moving back to sports-team-like loyalties.  He'll be consistently back in the 41-42% range soon.


He's in the 40-45% range in all 6 polls mentioned. And dropping. As the deaths keep piling up, as the feds pull all funding from drive-through testing sites on Friday, as his press conference rallies get more and more unhinged, I can see him going below 40.
 
2020-04-09 5:06:07 AM  
11 votes:
But hey on the bright side I finally got my card from Trump telling me what to do.
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I was surprised that number 1 wasn't "Scream that it is a hoax for a month and do nothing." But hey it was nice of him to let the CDC put their logo on there real small.
 
2020-04-09 3:50:58 AM  
11 votes:

shpritz: cameroncrazy1984: Good can we farking get over the "he'll get re-elected" bullshiat now?

You're assuming fair elections. That might be foolish in this day and age.


Our elections have been unfair, and increasingly so, since 2000. The GOP has been boiling the frog for a long time now.
 
2020-04-09 3:27:49 AM  
11 votes:
"Familiar lines of polarisation" == "Trump is doing a shiat job, which pisses off 60% of the country, which makes 40% of the country put on a big smile and eat shiat
out of spite."
 
2020-04-09 3:57:29 AM  
10 votes:
I think I've figured it out: Those other presidents haven't skipped the "make an effort" part.
 
2020-04-09 3:32:42 AM  
10 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Good can we farking get over the "he'll get re-elected" bullshiat now?


You're assuming fair elections. That might be foolish in this day and age.
 
2020-04-08 9:30:13 PM  
10 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Donald Trump isn't benefiting from what political scientists refer to as a "rally 'round the flag" effect

Most Americans realize the flag he wants them to rally around is not the American flag.


Well it is a white, blue and red flag, which is kinda like America's flag!
 
2020-04-09 3:05:05 AM  
9 votes:
Only his cultists love him, sane humans despise him.
 
2020-04-09 6:16:08 AM  
8 votes:
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2020-04-09 5:06:11 AM  
8 votes:
Hell, Carter is in his 90s and I bet he can still get a better bump than Trump.
 
2020-04-09 2:46:14 AM  
8 votes:
We had competent, respectful, intelligent presidents...until now.
 
2020-04-09 7:07:05 AM  
7 votes:

Archie Goodwin: groppet: But hey on the bright side I finally got my card from Trump telling me what to do.
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I was surprised that number 1 wasn't "Scream that it is a hoax for a month and do nothing." But hey it was nice of him to let the CDC put their logo on there real small.

That's real? I saw it before and thought it was a joke. But of course I should have known that the world's biggest narcissist would just HAVE to get HIS name there at the top.

Fncking choad.


He's activity trying to get his name on the relief checks that are supposed to go out. So that idiots will think he is paying them directly.
 
2020-04-09 4:58:25 AM  
7 votes:
Well let's see most modern presidents didn't tell the country they would be on their own and say they take no responsibility in front of the press. And most normal presidents wouldn't let OAN anywhere near the white house press room but here we are and people get to see daily temper tantrums when he gets asked softball questions. It is probably why most people are listening to their state and local leaders and ignoring the president right now, unless they are complete morons like Trump, then they are farked.
 
2020-04-09 3:00:13 AM  
7 votes:
Every time I read "rally 'round" I hear the song Bull on Parade in my head.
Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade (Official Music Video)
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2020-04-09 5:52:47 AM  
6 votes:

BizarreMan: Most Presidents haven't had to deal with disasters of their own making.


I notice they left Katrina off their list of disasters.

While Katrina obviously wasn't a disaster of Bush's making, he still blew it off and acted like it was a light rainstorm. Trump is following that script so closely, we're only missing the "Brownie, you're doing a hell of a job" quote.
 
2020-04-09 5:32:17 AM  
6 votes:

groppet: But hey on the bright side I finally got my card from Trump telling me what to do.
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I was surprised that number 1 wasn't "Scream that it is a hoax for a month and do nothing." But hey it was nice of him to let the CDC put their logo on there real small.


That's real? I saw it before and thought it was a joke. But of course I should have known that the world's biggest narcissist would just HAVE to get HIS name there at the top.

Fncking choad.
 
2020-04-09 5:04:54 AM  
6 votes:

Catlenfell: He probably would have been doing better if not for his idiotic press conferences.


it recalls the ol' saying "better to be quiet and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
 
2020-04-09 3:08:39 AM  
6 votes:

NotCodger: He makes it worse when he allows Dr. Fauci to speak. The contrast in intelligence and competence between the two is glaring.

Dr. Fauci for Time's "Person of the Year"!


Hell, there were moments when i mistook Dr. Fauci for being the President, and Trump for some small-handed lackey.
 
2020-04-09 6:39:06 AM  
5 votes:

SpecialSnowFlake: Presidents, dating back to the start of the modern polling era after World War II, have generally been competent.


Piggy McTinyhands is such a total failure, he makes brain-damaged Reagan and shiat-for-brains Bush the Lesser seem like Rhodes Scholars in comparison. He's incapable of capability, and pathologically unable to permit anyone else to receive any attention or credit.
 
2020-04-09 5:03:10 AM  
5 votes:
He probably would have been doing better if not for his idiotic press conferences.
 
2020-04-09 4:37:02 AM  
5 votes:
There's a big difference between reacting to a disaster, and actively causing one.
 
2020-04-09 2:50:02 AM  
5 votes:
What the article actually demonstrates is more like "just like every other President in an emergency, Trump had an approval bump.  It's mostly over now."
 
2020-04-09 11:33:45 AM  
3 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: Good can we farking get over the "he'll get re-elected" bullshiat now?


Not until you can find a foolproof way to stop the GOP from gaming the electoral college.
We all know that the majority of Americans are going to vote against him.
That's not enough, in this scenario.
 
2020-04-09 11:10:50 AM  
3 votes:
There is no practical use for don the con unless you are in his family. He takes taxpayer money to support the wealthy businesses that provide income indirectly to his family.

You couldn't even make dog food out of him.
Even dogs would turn their nose up at him.

Ok, that's conjecture. I hope we can get funding to test the hypothesis.
 
2020-04-09 8:32:53 AM  
3 votes:

Archie Goodwin: groppet: But hey on the bright side I finally got my card from Trump telling me what to do.
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I was surprised that number 1 wasn't "Scream that it is a hoax for a month and do nothing." But hey it was nice of him to let the CDC put their logo on there real small.

That's real? I saw it before and thought it was a joke. But of course I should have known that the world's biggest narcissist would just HAVE to get HIS name there at the top.

Fncking choad.


Yup I got it in the mail Monday, funny thing is all the tips are things we have been hearing since the beginning. But hey Dr. Trump sent this to us and we all know he is a stable genius.
 
2020-04-09 3:12:02 AM  
3 votes:
Trump is going to leverage the pandemic to bankrupt his re-election chances.
 
2020-04-09 8:31:48 AM  
2 votes:
....and his bump lasted like what, a week?


Everything he does is either for his personal benefit, his idiot 30% cult base, and for his regional manager VVP.
They may like to see his dimwit Mussolini act, sneering at the press and constantly lie-bragging, but it's just
a daily showcase of fuk-upery.

More recently, George H.W. Bush's approval rating shot up from 58 percent in early January 1991, to as high as 87 percent following the climax of Operation Desert Storm,

And somewhere some chode close to him will remind him of this.
 
2020-04-09 8:17:20 AM  
2 votes:
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2020-04-09 6:18:28 AM  
2 votes:
My favorite part was when libs tried to force Trump to President when he didn't want to and he was like, "LOL, no responsibility, suck it" and it was like whan I miagine George Washington sounded like when he tole teh libs to suck it.
 
2020-04-08 10:21:41 PM  
2 votes:
"The briefings aren't working: Trump's approval rating takes a dip"

womp womp.

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2020-04-09 4:23:06 PM  
1 vote:

scottydoesntknow: Donald Trump isn't benefiting from what political scientists refer to as a "rally 'round the flag" effect

Most Americans realize the flag he wants them to rally around is not the American flag.


But it is red, white and blue!

When Rasmussen polls him in the low 40s, before their bias adjustment, you know he's sliding.
 
2020-04-09 10:51:15 AM  
1 vote:

Ishkur: Purple_Urkle: Every time I read "rally 'round" I hear the song Bull on Parade in my head.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/3L4YrGaR​8E4]

Fun fact: Rage Against The Machine guitar noises is the best form of political argument.

Next time someone gets in your face about some political topic, simply retort with "BOW WOW WHITCHA BOW WOW WHITCHA WHITCHA WHITCHA". You will win, every time.


You jest, but guitars have long been hated and feared by the enemy.

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2020-04-09 4:33:59 AM  
1 vote:
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"His polling hasn't gone up by that much! This is great news for us!"
 
2020-04-09 4:15:05 AM  
1 vote:
Obama's bump was bigger.
 
2020-04-09 3:52:57 AM  
1 vote:
There's really no comparing this to 9/11 or a war just because it's a crisis. But if he's on TV every day lying his ass off, I could see morons start to believe his lies and this winding up being beneficial to his campaign if the death toll falls below the 100,000 goal he set up for himself.
 
2020-04-08 11:22:00 PM  
1 vote:
This is my best, most clever Fark comment yet, but you have to "Subscribe to continue reading".
 
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