About a week ago, when the President held a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, a lot of people were conflicted with it. Unsurprisingly, most Leftists did not like his meeting, but even some Republicans thought it was not a good meeting between the two superpowers’ leaders. However, despite what people might have said or think of him, his approval ratings after the meeting actually went UP.
This is according to at least two polls: Rasmussen and NBC/WSJ polls. The Rasmussen poll has Trump back up at 46% and the NBC/WSJ poll has him at the poll’s all-time high of 45%, with 88% of Republicans approving Trump’s overall job (even despite only 53% of Republicans approving of his meeting with Putin).
The NBC/WSJ poll believes the reason for these good numbers, despite what the narrative has been about him, is his handling of the economy. According to the poll, 50% of Americans approve of his handling of the economy. And it even found that Democrats lead by 6 points on the question of who poll-takers believe should be in charge of Congress this November. That’s down from 10 points in June and 7 points in April.
Now, since the Helsinki meeting, the general ballot poll has Democrats widening the gap with Republicans from 3 points to 7.4, according to RealClearPolitics. However, I remain relatively skeptical about all of this. That generic ballot has had Democrats leading Republicans for ages since Trump’s election. With how popular Trump is, even in a mainstream media poll such as NBC’s, not to mention how much of a great job he actually is doing in terms of the economy, foreign policy, immigration and the tax cuts being a big accomplishment, one would reasonably expect Republicans having an actual lead in the ballots.
Now, I’m not saying public opinion of certain things that the media comes up with doesn’t apply. There are times when, for whatever reason, people side with the fake news media and establishment rather than truth. The Helsinki meeting was such a time, given that it revived the long-since dead Russian collusion narrative, at least for a while.
But these polls tell us something important: Trump has the edge over the fake news media. This is nothing new to us, but it is important to point out. The media believes they are the kings of America. In their minds, what they say is what the American people believe and the American people believe what they say.
This is 180 degrees backwards. If that were the case, the Left would have already succeeded in their efforts of impeaching Trump within his first 6 months in office. We are now a year and a half into his presidency and he is GAINING popularity, not losing it.
Again, this is not surprising. As I have said in the past, 72% of people in America are distrustful of the fake news media. Such distrust correlates to Trump’s high approval ratings. Nothing the media says can hurt Trump. Not even b.s. narrative like Trump “betraying” America in Helsinki. We the People are sick and tired of the b.s. coming from the fake news media and it shows.
It shows both in that Axios poll and the Rasmussen, Gallup, NBC/WSJ polls regarding his approval rating.
With the Helsinki meeting, it’s important to note what the Left is: loud, but not a majority.
Last week, with all the controversy surrounding the meeting and everyone, including even some so-called conservatives attacking Trump for it (though not everyone, obviously), it felt as though the entire world was against Trump. That’s precisely what the Left’s goal is. To make it APPEAR as though everyone disapproves of Trump’s handling of Putin in Helsinki. To make it seem as though this is his biggest controversial moment and that everyone is fed up with Donald Trump as President. To make it seem as though there isn’t a shadow of a doubt that Democrats will reclaim control of Congress in November.
As always, it’s nothing but fake news. True, a lot of people even on our side were irked by Trump’s meeting with Putin, but that’s not nearly enough for people to decide to elect people that will 100% vote to impeach him given the chance.
As the polls indicate, MORE people now approve of Trump than previously, especially in the NBC/WSJ poll.
Now, here’s the thing about MSM polls: it’s ok to distrust them. Considering the fact that the MSM absolutely hates Trump, it wouldn’t be surprising to see low numbers for Trump. After all, that’s what we saw in the beginning of his presidency. Of course, I completely accept the fact that there were more people who did not like Trump back then. He was new, had not done anything substantial and the things he had been doing were not quite ready to show how good they were. He had been creating jobs and slashing regulations, but the fruits of that labor had yet to bear.
But I never believed a single poll that had him in the low to mid-thirties, even high twenties. If his numbers actually were that bad, he would never have been elected POTUS.
Now, you could reasonably ask “so then why are you trusting these MSM numbers now?” A couple of reasons:
First, they correlate with Rasmussen and Gallup polls, both of which are highly trustworthy.
Second, they show a picture the Left does not like. By this point, Trump is at least as popular as OBAMA was at this point in his own presidency, if not more popular. These unhinged beasts on the Left would never DARE believe Trump is anywhere near as popular as Obama ever was. So for these MSM polls to show such high approval ratings for Trump, it’s truly noteworthy.
Finally, I personally believe his numbers are higher than what these polls show. Now, I don’t have any numbers to share, have not ran any sort of poll and cannot say this as a matter of fact. But the reason I mention this as a point is that, with the state of the country as it is today, I believe more people than are showed approve of Trump.
Why do I say this? Just look at the unhinged nature of the Left, in the candidates they back, the policy they support and the people that back these insane things. Look at Ocasio-Cortez, Keith Ellison, Kristen Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, etc. Look at their desire to attack and destroy ICE and everything that makes America America. Look at every time some unhinged snowflake decides to pretend they have male genitalia and attacks a Trump supporter, at least in the stealing and vandalizing of a MAGA hat.
This wave of insanity is not because Trump is failing or doing a poor job. It’s because he’s SUCCEEDING at implementing everything that is good for America and he’s SUCCEEDING at people getting on board with it.
This push-back isn’t a demonstration of Trump’s lack of success but a demonstration of a desperate Left witnessing their own demise due to a successful President. The Democrats aren’t pushing for socialists like Ocasio-Cortez as hard as they are because they think Trump is a failure. They’re doing it because of the exact opposite reason. He’s succeeding. He knows this and they know it too. So, they believe they need to counteract Trump. They believe they must fight fire with fire, or in this case, capitalism with socialism.
They aren’t going hard-Left because Trump isn’t succeeding. They’re doing it precisely because he IS succeeding.
The ironic thing is that, in this push for socialism, they’re losing more and more of their own. They already lost a significant amount during the 2016 election. As I said, there were a lot of former Democrats who decided to vote for Trump because they were disillusioned with Obama’s America and correctly believed Hillary would be more of the same. And now, after about a year and a half of Trump’s presidency, we are seeing the Walk Away movement. Of course, it’s not in the mainstream media because that would go against their narrative that a blue wave is inevitable. But it’s happening and it will have dire consequences for Democrats in the near future.
The Helsinki meeting was supposed to be an opportunity for the Democrats to tear into Trump’s approval numbers, force them to go down, and encourage people to vote Democrat this November. And while it may have gotten SOME people to fall for it, it’s nowhere near enough, if even despite the subjectively “bad” meeting, Trump comes out of it with MORE support than before, not less.
Make no mistake, this particular poll at this particular point in time is noteworthy. It shows the failure of the media to stir up b.s. against Trump and in favor of Democrats.
Scoreboard: Trump: 128,254,116; MSM: 0.
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