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August 11, 2020
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I always urge people not to pay attention to any polls this far out. But since the media are pointing to polls with Biden in the lead to practically declare him President already (and poor Joe might believe it), I think it’s only fair to use this poll to pour a little castor oil into their Kool-Aid.

A stunning daily tracking survey last week by Rasmussen Reports found that President Trump’s approval rating has risen to 51% (at this point in his first term, Obama was at 44%.) But that’s not the most jaw-dropping part. Trump’s approval rating is 49% among whites, 48% among blacks and 63% among other non-white minorities. How is this possible with all the bad news he’s dealing with, like the coronavirus, the economic shutdown and the riots?

I’m sure the media will dismiss this as an outlier, and maybe it is. They’ll claim that Rasmussen is unreliable, even though it was one of the most accurate polls in 2016. And it would not be wise for Republicans to put too much faith in it. Still…maybe this poll is picking up early trends that tend to form as people start paying more attention to the election. Maybe it’s different from the other polls because they are just so inaccurate. This is a poll of likely voters, not “adults” or “registered voters” or “whoever was actually willing to answer the phone,” like those pro-Biden polls.

Or maybe people just aren’t swallowing the efforts by the media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) to blame Trump for a virus unleashed by China or for far-left radicals burning down Democrat-run cities. Maybe they see through all that and realize that Trump was creating record jobs and rising wages for all races before the coronavirus hit, and that he’s far more likely to get the economy running again than the people who kept it sputtering for eight years under Obama, and now insist that China isn’t a threat and we need to keep everything shut down even longer.

Or maybe minorities realize that Trump has done more for them in three years than the Democrats have in decades; that Democrats have let their neighborhoods burn and shielded the arsonists and gangsters while taking away their police protection; and that the only argument they have to keep voting for them is that they’ll call you a racist or say you “ain't really black” if you don’t.

Or maybe the poll is entirely wrong, and there’s nothing to see here. I hope the Democrats believe that, and I hope that Republicans just keep working toward the election as if they believe that.

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  • Ray Cowden Witter

    05/14/2021 09:28 AM

    Mike,
    Look at CNN’s stock record. They’re rethinking their broadcasts.
    Ray

  • Kenneth Ellis

    02/16/2021 11:08 AM

    I knew that this would happen every thing will go to hell in a hand basket since the Dems got in office. Joe will stump his toe and Kamala will step in. Don’t blink you eyes. In my 85 yrs President Trump was the best. Now we have a weak kneed jackass in office.

  • Wendy Pickard

    01/22/2021 10:27 AM

    Yes we totally support President Trump. I’m tired of the lies and deceitful characters that say they represent us in Washington! They need to be out of office with no benefits! Nit sure they could survive like the ordinary working class families!????

  • Evelyn Lish

    01/22/2021 04:02 AM

    I rate him A-number 1 approve of him 100%

  • Bradley C Winchell

    01/21/2021 11:56 PM

    He is Still the BEST N
    ALWAYS Will Be ????????????????????

  • Richard L Bomaster

    01/21/2021 07:13 AM

    It broke my heart yesterday as I saw my President get on that helicopter and air force one, watched our "freedom" fly away, sad really sad!!????

  • Robert Lane

    01/21/2021 12:30 AM

    Trump was the best President during my 70+Years in our great country by far!!! His best traits were his honesty, dedication to the American People, and his tireless work ethic to make this country return to a greater country than when Ronald Reagan left ! During the years after My President Reagan left, the limp Republicans and Obama, the only president so bad as to kick Carter out of last place as the worst president in American ‘s History!!! The National Guard & Police were actually activated because like during the campaign, Biden never was able to draw a crowd of more than 50 people and there would have no one on there, The big Security Fiasco toke care of that!! Had all that Security Fiasco not been there it would have a ceremony with just a small illegitimate attendance and they would all have been shaking not because it was cold but what could happen if the real Patriotic American Voters had been allowed to attend!!! If the truth be known, not single National Guard-mans or Cop would have been there unless they were ordered to be there!! It is well known that the Secret Service hates him and knows her is a pervert and does not want to be around him!!! It’s is going to be a disastrous time for this country for the next 4 Years!! God bless America and its Patriotic Christian Citizens!!!

  • Harry Turnbull

    01/20/2021 11:53 PM

    Accountability

  • MELVIN DENNY AKO

    01/16/2021 08:41 AM

    My wife & I fully support Pres. Trump.

  • Mildred Mullins

    01/12/2021 02:01 PM

    President Trump is a victim of the crooked Democratic party.

  • William Hancock

    01/08/2021 05:39 PM

    Best president ever.

  • Jack Luttrell

    12/17/2020 08:20 AM

    Another Trump Republican lie

  • Barbara Pierson

    12/04/2020 03:53 PM

    It’s past time to start charging the principal’s and presenters of the MSM with Conspiracy and Sedition. It’s way past time to arrest those involved who subverted the election. The people are weary, sick at heart and tired of being treated so badly. We need our lives restored and be able to get employment.

  • michael higgins

    12/04/2020 03:28 PM

    I think the polls are wrong

  • Gretchen Stadheim

    12/01/2020 06:20 PM

    Trump is my favorite! Best President! Dems are evil swamp creatures and are destroying America! Stay strong! Love you!!!!

  • Owen

    11/22/2020 03:11 AM

    Why does Trump not close down twitter and facebook until they subscribe too freedom of speech or agree that gvt can only censor any user. I am not impresed with their restrictive censorship as a monopoly. They have made their money from capitalism only support the liberal party ?

  • Richard Long

    11/16/2020 11:55 AM

    Time for you to go to work

  • Barbara Smith

    11/13/2020 04:28 PM

    Great job President Trump!!!!!!!!

  • Loretta Guzman

    11/06/2020 09:08 PM

    Those of us who see, can observe the effects of what President Trumps has done and is doing still for America, love and of course approve of him. Our President is the most courageous man we have ever seen. He has been attacked in all ways possible since he decided to run for office. All of this Corona virus pandemic was planned and created in a lab by the deep state dwellers. The deep state media was indoctrinated into creating chaos and fear. All of this was premeditated and launched in 2016, to stop him from another term. Joe Biden, himself said he and his party had created the biggest voter fraud in history. Just watch the last debate. Of course the media said it was a gaffe. B.S. In his early dementia state the plan slipped out and he said it!

  • Ann Hoerner

    10/12/2020 06:50 AM

    I and my husband, and our son are voting for Trump/Pence and straight Red down the ticket. Also voted the same in 2016. We always vote.

  • John L Swift

    10/11/2020 12:47 PM

    Is it possible that these poll numbers are inaccurate or overinflated ? What is the margin of error ? I personally don't believe these numbers are truly accurate and that it may just be democratic propaganda.

  • Jesus Sucgang Jr

    10/11/2020 04:28 AM

    2020 Trump President

  • Judith Jordan

    09/21/2020 12:02 AM

    Prayers for a successful nomination and vote beginning Monday. I am Caucasian and senior citizen

  • Lars Hedell

    08/16/2020 10:19 AM

    I would like to have a timeline with all of President Trumps' achievements and results.

    And likewise for Sleepy Joe and Kemella H during their 8 years.

    And likewise a timeline with all activities to disturb President Trump.

    Is that to find somewhere?

    I’m a CEO and working with Corporate Growth and Crisis in listed corporations for 30+ years. I not only wish President Trump four more years, but he must also be recognized for his phenomenal leadership and his ability to handle enormous amounts of information and pinpoint the quintessential in the analysis that is brought to him. The most fascinating is the long term strategies he worked with since his first day in office. It’s hundreds of projects.

    Successful despite all illegal actions taken against him, and the deep state obstructions, that I hope he will drag up with roots next term.

    Dems in association with Soros, Antifa and BLM and the mail in votes, can’t be accepted in a democracy. Without free and independent elections there is no democracy, it’s fascism.

    PS Shall Biden be responsible for the launch codes of the most powerful nuclear power in history, controlled by their associates mentioned above, and in cooperation with China? Might not be too far fetched, and I t’s more than frightening for the world.

    Sincerely Yours
    Lars Hedell (from Sweden living in Asia)

  • Leona Dudley

    08/14/2020 06:00 PM

    He is the best President of our life time