Skip to main content

The supposed #1 man in Washington not popular

Here we are on the eve of Trump's inauguration and the man isn't popular with the electorate..... and that overlooks the apprehension of various nations and people around the world about what this loose cannon (putting it mildly) might unleash onto the world.

"The buses and the polls tell a story: a slew of new polls confirms that for Americans, Donald Trump is not the best thing since sliced bread and for each bus registering for parking space in DC for Friday's inauguration, more than four have registered on Saturday, when hundreds of thousands are expected to attend an anti-Trump protest.

Struggling to get the usual A-list performers, Trump's inauguration planners are resorting to un-Trumplike expectations – the "all-about-me" President-elect wants the celebration to be "about the people, not about him"; and he wants "a much more poetic cadence than having a circus-like celebration".


So cutting their cloth to fit, they're working with what they've got, claiming to be "fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the President- elect".

But the new polls are hardly celebratory.

Confirming Trump's historic standing as the least popular incoming president in history, separate polls for CNN and The Washington Post put his approval rating at just 40 per cent – compared with Barack Obama's 84 per cent in 2009. And a Monmouth poll is even worse, putting Trump's approval at just 34 per cent.

And there's little for Trump to boast of when the polls drill down on issues.

While voter expectations are high for Donald Trump's handling of the economy, trade and terrorism, the proverbial hits ...


While voter expectations are high for his handling of the economy, trade and terrorism, the proverbial hits the fan on a range of other policies – the Mexican border wall, 60-37 against; tax cuts for big earners, 61-36 against; withdrawing from the Paris climate deal, 56-31 against; junking the Iran nuclear deal, 46-37 against; banning non-citizen Muslims from entering the US, 63-32 against; and even on the vexed fate of Obamacare, Trump is in front by just a single point – 47-46."

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Donald T: First seduced..... then betrayed!

All those supporters of Trump - who, heaven's only knows, got him headed for the White House - are in a for more than a rude awakening and shock.   Whatever Trump "promised" is just not going to happen....as Paul Krugman so clearly spells out in his latest op-ed piece "Seduced and Betrayed by Donald Trump" in The New York Times.

"Donald Trump won the Electoral College (though not the popular vote) on the strength of overwhelming support from working-class whites, who feel left behind by a changing economy and society. And they’re about to get their reward — the same reward that, throughout Mr. Trump’s career, has come to everyone who trusted his good intentions. Think Trump University.

Yes, the white working class is about to be betrayed.

The evidence of that coming betrayal is obvious in the choice of an array of pro-corporate, anti-labor figures for key positions. In particular, the most important story of the week — seriously, people, stop focusing on Trum…

Snooping..... at its worst

The Brits have just brought in legislation which allows for unprecedented "snooping" in a Western democracy - says Edward Snowden.   Let truthdig explain....

"On Tuesday, the United Kingdom instated the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, a piece of legislation described by whistleblower Edward Snowden as “the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy.”

The law, informally known as the “Snooper’s Charter,” spent over a year in Parliament before it was passed. The Guardian reported:

"The new surveillance law requires web and phone companies to store everyone’s web browsing histories for 12 months and give the police, security services and official agencies unprecedented access to the data.

It also provides the security services and police with new powers to hack into computers and phones and to collect communications data in bulk. The law requires judges to sign off police requests to view journalists’ call and web records, but the measure has been descri…

A "Muslim Register"

Outrageous is the word which immediately comes to mind - the idea of a  Muslim Register which Trump has floated.     And how and by or through whom would this Registry comes into being?    Let The Intercept explain.....

"Every American corporation, from the largest conglomerate to the smallest firm, should ask itself right now: Will we do business with the Trump administration to further its most extreme, draconian goals? Or will we resist?

This question is perhaps most important for the country’s tech companies, which are particularly valuable partners for a budding authoritarian. The Intercept contacted nine of the most prominent such firms, from Facebook to Booz Allen Hamilton, to ask if they would sell their services to help create a national Muslim registry, an idea recently resurfaced by Donald Trump’s transition team. Only Twitter said no.

Shortly after the election, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty wrote a personal letter to President-elect Trump in which she offered her congratulation…