Thursday, February 16, 2017
DO NUMBERS EVER LIE?
I know that polls can be manipulated to say almost anything, but I found this one a bit surprising.
A Gallup poll released on Monday found that 62 percent of those interviewed earlier this month believe that the president keeps his promises.
These results were divided along party lines, with 91 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents saying they believe Trump keeps his promises and 36 percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning Independents agreeing.
Gallup also found that 94 percent of Republicans polled believe that Trump is a strong and decisive leader, while only 29 percent of Democrats believe that to be true.
The last time that the group conducted a similar poll was in September 2016, when 57 percent of Americans felt Trump was "a strong and decisive leader." I would think that if you blend the current statistics for Repubs (94%) and Dems (29%) you'd probably end up with a similar blended statistic-not sure why the article did not give that metric.
It was not all positive for the president. Only 42 percent of the survey group said that they believe the leader "is honest and trustworthy."
The poll was conducted from Feb. 1 to Feb. 5 and collected from a random sample of 1,035 voting-age adults.
Trump's approval has increased since the September poll, with more people saying that they believe that he "can manage the government effectively" and "is honest and trustworthy."
Still, less than half of Americans (44 percent and 42 percent) agree with those sentiments.
While I still wish the President would tweet less and act more, well, PRESIDENTIAL, I think that a lot of the people protesting need to take a deep breath as well.
Women have not been relegated to second class status during his first month, and immigration has not ground to a halt.
Heck, we haven't even had any good Muslim profiling scandals.
Is it possible that the world will not end under President Trump?
All of the protesters (protestors?) are showing how self-absorbed and insensitive they are.
Since January 20, there has really only been one person who has suffered as a result of Trump's presidency.
And that's this guy!
Talk about a no-win job!