WAPO Poll: 60% Disapprove of Trump

A new poll by the Washington Post finds that 60% of Americans disapprove of Donald Trump. On the other hand, they support Robert Mueller and Jeff Sessions.

Here are the results.

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    Polls are nice but (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by smott on Mon Sep 03, 2018 at 03:57:17 PM EST
    Election hacking matters. GOP and Russia will go balls-out (pardon language) in a few weeks. They won't  care if they get caught. GOPers know they're going to jail if they can't stay in power. So they will hack baldly.

    I truly hope there are enough patriots left in the FBI to stay on this. Not sure it matters in red states though cos red Govs I suppose can squelch any audits.

    But if we thought we'd seen hacking before, it's gonna be balls to wall in Nov.

    I think there is two separate issues (none / 0) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Sep 03, 2018 at 04:38:55 PM EST
    One is hacking the actual voting system.  Machines and results.  At least we are on more of a alert than we were in 2016.

    The other issue is of course social media disinformation.  There the Russians did not really "hack" Facebook.  They walked right in the front door and used it exactly as designed

    This IMO might be the bigger danger since it relays on the Zukerbergs of the world.


    I think in long run (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by smott on Mon Sep 03, 2018 at 05:36:09 PM EST
    FB and social media manipulation is the threat.

    Short term, Georgia and other red states are going to allow their systems to be open to hackers to change tallies.
    As Armando says, this is an existential election.
    If GOP holds both houses, our Republic will no longer exist in a meaningful way.
    Trump will be above the law.


    FWIW (none / 0) (#16)
    by CaptHowdy on Mon Sep 03, 2018 at 05:42:54 PM EST
    I don't think they will.  Hold both houses.

    We don't dare (none / 0) (#17)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Sep 03, 2018 at 08:07:20 PM EST
    Doubt it Captain. We can't afford to doubt it.

    This is a serious (none / 0) (#18)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Sep 03, 2018 at 08:17:10 PM EST
    problem in GA. Our SOS is running for governor and he has control of the system. It was hacked before the GA 6 runoff election. We've already had problems where Kemp has taken people off of the voter rolls. People who voted in the primary went to vote in the runoff and found they were not registered. I really don't know how we are going to solve this problem before 2020 here in GA. I'm hoping that in 2021 we'll have a D president who will send the feds down into GA. It's the only solution I can see coming down the pike.

    In addition to fiddling with... (none / 0) (#19)
    by unitron on Sat Sep 08, 2018 at 02:25:55 AM EST
    ...voting machines and electronic records of voting results and totals, there's also fiddling with voter records, so that they go to vote and find out they can't.

    One of the most interesting (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 31, 2018 at 04:18:13 PM EST
    Numbers in there was the people who think Trump should pardon Manafort.

    18% if I remember correctly.

    That might be the real floor.  Or close to it.

    The strongly disapprove and approve numbers are pretty serious too.

    I think it might also be the (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by ruffian on Sat Sep 01, 2018 at 08:55:16 AM EST
    ultimate revenge of John McCain.  The press adored the guy so it has been plastered on TV all week. If Trump had been the least bit gracious or "presidential" he could have won approval over it instead of losing it, but he is just incapable of human behavior. People are finally starting to see that it matters.

    Yes (none / 0) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Sep 01, 2018 at 09:00:03 AM EST
    Since I think strategic dying is unlikely it almost seems like "other forces" are working against the Orange Fuhrer

    Ha. (none / 0) (#7)
    by ruffian on Sat Sep 01, 2018 at 09:35:02 AM EST
    You mean God, or Putin?

    EXCEPT (none / 0) (#8)
    by jmacWA on Sat Sep 01, 2018 at 10:21:32 AM EST
    In Oregon.  :)

    Everyone at funeral (none / 0) (#9)
    by MKS on Sat Sep 01, 2018 at 11:24:30 AM EST
    except Cheeto.  Even Kelly, Mattis. And back in the crowd Jarid and Evanka.

    Best? (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Sep 01, 2018 at 11:29:08 AM EST
    The looks of Meghan McCain while Pence was talking.

    I still can't wrap my mind (5.00 / 3) (#11)
    by jondee on Sat Sep 01, 2018 at 11:39:56 AM EST
    around Trump introducing Mattis to the crowd as "Mad Dog Mattis," like he was some WWF wrestler. Especially when Mattis himself doesn't like that nickname.

    But then, I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that Trump is President. Sad!


    About (none / 0) (#2)
    by FlJoe on Fri Aug 31, 2018 at 05:24:39 PM EST
    the same support as firing Sessions, hopefully Americans are getting savvy about obstruction of justice.

    I also saw that he is slightly underwater in his handling of the economy, which I think is the first time, that should really scare Republicans.


    It's because (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by Ga6thDem on Fri Aug 31, 2018 at 05:43:32 PM EST
    when we go to the store to get a roll of aluminum foil it now costs us 10 bucks when it used to cost 5 and our salaries have not gone up. So we're losing everywhere and interest rates have gone way up.

    Ga6thDem: "It's because when we go to the store to get a roll of aluminum foil it now costs us 10 bucks when it used to cost 5 and our salaries have not gone up."

    ... since so many on the right nowadays are aficionados of foil hats.



    Trump mainly functions (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by jondee on Sat Sep 01, 2018 at 12:11:56 PM EST
    as a noisy, loud-mouthed distraction for Celebrity Apprentice fans and the desperate-and-opioid-addled.

    I suspect that if he ever threatened to genuinely initiate anything appallingly-disasterously stupid, the knives would come out, due to the longterm GOP PR disaster that might ensue.

    The Real driving force of the Right, imo, is still the Heritage Foundation-type network of think tanks etc that still use the Powell Memorandum as more-or-less their guiding light, with of course, some window-dressing crumbs thrown to the clueless Operation Rescue-West Bank settlement crowd and to the wwc folks that talk radio and Fox keep perpetually, murderously enraged at poor people who get "free stuff."