Just 10% of Americans favored early reopening in a national poll by Politico/Morning Consult. 81% said they support continuing the lockdown restrictions. 9% had no opinion.2>
Despite news coverage that suggests a broad-based movement advocating reopening businesses across the country, a new AP-NORC poll found that just 12% support early reopening, while 87 percent are either satisfied with the current lockdown restrictions or favor tighter controls.
Donald Trump’s incessant boasting is one of his most obnoxious traits — another is the fact that much of his bragging is based on lies — the size of the crowd at his inauguration, for example.
But here’s an achievement Trump has chosen not to boast about. In October 2019 he became the most unpopular president in the history of polling, according to ratings compiled by Gallup.
Axios: “Public support for President Trump’s impeachment is higher than it was for Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton when the House launched impeachment inquiries against them.”
Why it matters: Support for impeachment of Trump is still less than half the country — 44% in the Monmouth University poll shown here; 47% in CNN. And the polling reflects a 50-50 country. But the Ukraine scandal is pushing the numbers up.”
“The Pew Research Center reported Wednesday that the response rate for its phone polls last year fell to just 6 percent — meaning pollsters could only complete interviews with 6 percent of the households in their samples. It continues the long-term decline in response rates, which had leveled off earlier this decade.”
On Dec. 21, Public Policy Polling sent out a series of tweets with results from recent polling of normal American voters. As the pollster put it, “We know people get sick of hearing what Trump voters think about things, so here's a thread on what supporters of the popular vote winner think about things…”
Here’s what PPP found in its poll of people who voted for the candidate who won the most votes in the 2016 election:
Vox: “Lyndon Johnson and Gerald Ford are excluded from this chart, as their first Decembers in office didn’t come after an electoral victory, and didn’t amount to almost a full year as president. (Still, both their approval ratings were above 35 percent, though Ford’s was the lowest — at 42 percent in December 1974 — after taking office in August following Nixon’s resignation.)”
This poll was taken before three members of Donald’s presidential campaign were indicted on federal charges, including conspiring against the United States.
Business Insider: “President Donald Trump’s net approval rating has gone down in every state since taking office in January, a new analysis from Morning Consult found Tuesday. Trump’s net approval rating, which is his disapproval rating subtracted from his approval rating, went down by at least 11 points in every state between January and September. The smallest change was in Louisiana, where his net approval dipped by 11.4 points. The largest change took place in Illinois, where his net approval dropped by 30.6 points.”