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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
    More: Followup, Opinion poll, Jimmy Carter, week show Trump's approval ratings, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, Gerald Ford, President of the United States, percent approval rating  
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2020-04-09 5:10:58 AM  
9 votes:
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2020-04-08 11:22:00 PM  
9 votes:
This is my best, most clever Fark comment yet, but you have to "Subscribe to continue reading".
 
2020-04-09 6:18:28 AM  
8 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 9:30:13 PM  
7 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 3:23:52 AM  
6 votes:

Purple_Urkle: I hate auto correct, I know what I wrote damn it.


Social measures only allow one bull per parade these days.
 
2020-04-09 2:58:43 AM  
6 votes:
Fake news. He's more popular than Nellie Olson
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2020-04-08 10:21:41 PM  
6 votes:
"The briefings aren't working: Trump's approval rating takes a dip"

womp womp.

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2020-04-09 5:31:58 AM  
5 votes:

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.
 
2020-04-09 8:17:20 AM  
4 votes:
Donald J Trump: The War Years
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2020-04-09 3:01:02 AM  
4 votes:
I hate auto correct, I know what I wrote damn it.
 
2020-04-09 4:33:59 AM  
3 votes:
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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  
3 votes:
Obama's bump was bigger.
 
2020-04-09 3:57:29 AM  
3 votes:
I think I've figured it out: Those other presidents haven't skipped the "make an effort" part.
 
2020-04-09 3:52:57 AM  
3 votes:
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.
 
2020-04-09 2:46:14 AM  
3 votes:
We had competent, respectful, intelligent presidents...until now.
 
2020-04-08 9:16:55 PM  
3 votes:
I'd get behind him. To shove him into a prison cell.
 
2020-04-09 3:12:02 AM  
2 votes:
Trump is going to leverage the pandemic to bankrupt his re-election chances.
 
2020-04-09 3:08:39 AM  
2 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 3:05:05 AM  
2 votes:
Only his cultists love him, sane humans despise him.
 
2020-04-09 2:50:00 AM  
2 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 9:15:17 PM  
2 votes:
Good can we farking get over the "he'll get re-elected" bullshiat now?
 
2020-04-09 8:32:53 AM  
1 vote:

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 8:31:48 AM  
1 vote:
....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 5:06:07 AM  
1 vote:
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 5:04:54 AM  
1 vote:

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 4:08:59 AM  
1 vote:
DoBeDoBeLurk:

Yes, because belittling people whose help you need worked so well the last couple times...
 
2020-04-09 3:50:58 AM  
1 vote:

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 3:32:42 AM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2020-04-09 3:27:49 AM  
1 vote:
"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 3:27:41 AM  
1 vote:
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 3:02:10 AM  
1 vote:
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.
 
2020-04-09 2:50:02 AM  
1 vote:
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."
 
2020-04-08 10:30:12 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:51:08 PM  
1 vote:

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  
1 vote:

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.
 
2020-04-08 9:21:41 PM  
1 vote:
Still too high
 
2020-04-08 9:20:03 PM  
1 vote:
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 9:19:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:17:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 9:16:41 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
2020-04-08 9:09:22 PM  
1 vote:
Most Presidents haven't had to deal with disasters of their own making.
 
2020-04-08 9:08:23 PM  
1 vote:
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 9:01:07 PM  
1 vote:
Presidents, dating back to the start of the modern polling era after World War II, have generally been competent.
 
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