A Gallup poll seemed to put a damper on Donald Trump´s presidency before he´s even sworn in, with fewer than half the public saying he´s up to the job of being president. At least, that´s how the results are being reported. But a closer look at the data tells a much different story. The Gallup results got huge pickup in the press, with most running headlines along the lines of "Most Americans Don´t Think Donald Trump Can Handle Being President." Gallup asked a series of questions to gauge the public´s confidence in Trump´s ability to handle the economy, prevent major scandals, use military
I´m sure Gallup also has a poll showing obama as the most brilliant, most articulate, most competent, most beloved and just best President ever. I don´t think Gallup polls undesirables or those of us clinging to our God and guns. Fake poll just like obama´s job approval polls Gallop has him at 55% approval that´s why hillary won? The "Fake Polls" are used by the msm to push their leftist agenda. I don´t believe any of them or anything the msm reports.
We were told by the media that Trump would not run for president. Then when he ran, we were told that he would not win, then when he mwon, we were told he would decline the nomination, that it was just a game with him, that he would not serve. I am ignoring most of what the media say now.
Trump has already done more than the incompetent Obama has ever done in eight years. It´s not just Trump who is more competent but all his cabinet he has chosen. Obama had nothing but a cabal of America hating misfits and ´Czars´ to ruin our nation. Trump can sit on a beach with his toes in the sand for all I care but he did vanquish Hillary Clinton and kill Obama´s stupid legacy whatever that is.
Fake news at its best, or worst, depending on your point of view I guess. At any rate, P-E Trump has done more for the economy and public optimism in his getting elected and his pre-inaugural bully pulpit "preaching" then that kenyan who has been squatting in our White House during these 8 years.
Gallup and Pew polls, like most, are no longer gauges of what the public thinks but instead are designed to influence the public to support Leftist/democrat ideas and policies. They are about as trustworthy as Democrats
Education: President Obama had a great idea back in 2010: nationalize the student loan program, and its problems would soon go away. It didn´t happen. Instead, more people are refusing to pay their student loans than ever before. In a study released last week, the Consumer Federation of America found that millions of people were in arrears on $137 billion in federal student loans in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 14% from 2015. All told, the federal government´s portfolio of student loans now stands at a whopping $1.3 trillion. As the Washington Post notes, "What´s striking about the
Health Reform: Critics of the Republican´s ObamaCare replacement plan — and many moderate Republicans as well — complain that it will result in millions losing insurance. What nobody asks is whether we have too much insurance today. Insurance, after all, is supposed to make health care more affordable. But what if it´s making it less so? University of Michigan economist Mark Perry recently compared inflation rates for health care with price increases for cosmetic surgery. What he discovered was illuminating. From 1998 to 2016, the overall inflation rate was 47.2%. But for medical care services, prices went up 100%. And for hospital services,
Turkish President Recep Erdogan has urged all Turks living in Europe to have at least five children, saying they are the future of the continent and that it would be the best response to the “injustices” imposed on expatriates there. “Go live in better neighborhoods. Drive the best cars. Live in the best houses. Make not three, but five children. Because you are the future of Europe. That will be the best response to the injustices against you,” Erdogan said in the city of Eskisehir on Friday, according to AP. The comments were made while the Turkish president was campaigning for a
After a flood of gushing media coverage touting his deep family devotion as reason for his decision to stay in Washington after his term ended, President Obama turns out not to be quite the devoted family man he was portrayed as after all. He´s just jetted off to Tahiti, alone, without family, in what must be his fourth vacay to yet another exotic private pleasure resort in the wake of leaving office. It´s the life of the jet-set, the idle rich, the rich wastrel, the luxury mooch...the Hollywood elite after they´ve made it big in pictures, or the new-money shady-business magnate
As night follows day, defenders of big government trotted out "Sesame Street´s" Big Bird as the poster child of President Trump´s terrible spending cuts. The Daily Beast story on Trump´s budget proposal to cut taxpayer funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting features an ax-wielding man about to chop Big Bird´s head off. Politico has a story titled "Can Big Bird Survive Trump?" In a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" segment mocking Trump´s budget, Donald Trump fires Big Bird. These folks would do well to find a new mascot. Big Bird is big business, and doesn´t need taxpayer money to survive. First, let´s take a
Fiscal Policy: President Trump has clearly brought his business acumen to bear when crafting his first budget proposal, producing the most gimmick-free, strategic, focused — and deeply conservative — spending plan we´ve ever seen. The White House had already revealed the basic outline of Trump´s budget plan: He intended to cut domestic program by $54 billion so he could fund a much-needed boost in military spending. The "skinny budget" he released on Thursday provides details as to where those spending cuts will come from. Every agency except Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs is targeted for reductions that range up to 31%. These
Health Care: Once again, a California politician has put forward what he believes is a great idea: A single-payer health care plan for all Californians. Sorry, but such plans don´t work — and never have. It must be something in the water. Since California´s drought ended early this winter, its loopy politicians seem to have gone ga-ga over imposing a single-payer health care plan on the state. The idea has a history. During the former GOP Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger´s terms in office, he vetoed not one but two single-payer bills that crossed his desk, in 2006 and 2008. For a while, the notion
President Obama made a big deal about the resumption of U.S. carrier travel to Cuba. JetBlue in particular got Obama´s accolades. After all, when the president of the United States sets the example for Cuba tourist travel, showing how it´s all tropical music, classic cars, Cuban cigars, mojitos, and dancing like Beyoncé out on the Malecón, who could resist? Today, JetBlue has cut back its flights "to better match demand." And in the last few days, it has been joined by two other airliners, Silver and Frontier, fleeing for their lives like Marielitos. They all said demand isn´t what they expected.
When MSNBC´s Rachel Maddow started promoting her big scoop about President Trump´s tax returns, she made it seem like it would be the shocker story of the year. Trump resolutely refused to release his tax returns during the campaign, a break from tradition for presidential candidates. So many in the media were anxiously awaiting what they expected were embarrassing revelations. Turns out that in 2005 — the only return Maddow got her hands on — Trump paid a huge amount of taxes: $38 million to be exact. Based on his income for the year, that worked out to a tax rate of nearly
Media: The mainstream press turned on Rachel Maddow after her disastrous attempt to drum up ratings by hyping a humdrum Donald Trump tax return. Why are they upset? She just did what they´ve been doing since Trump got elected. After teasing a "huge scoop" on Twitter — that she had Trump´s tax returns — Maddow got scooped by the White House, which announced a half-hour before her show started that Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005, which was all Maddow had. That´s a huge amount of taxes by any standard, and represented 24% of Trump´s income that year. It didn´t
Get a load of this headline hissy fit: Journalists outraged by Tillerson´s plan to travel without press Tapper: Tillerson traveling without press ‘insulting’ Bureau chiefs ‘deeply concerned’ that Rex Tillerson is ditching the press on Asia trip Seething U.S. Journalists Angered About Taking Commercial Flights To Cover Secretary Tillerson in Asia… Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump will regret shunning the press - it leaves others to fill in the gaps Talk about a flung spoon from the high chair of press privilege.
Economy: We´ve been cataloging the sharp upturn in optimism since Donald Trump won the November election, and the Business Roundtable has just added a new one to the pile. Not that you´d know about from the endless media dirge. The Business Roundtable survey of 141 CEOs — of some of the largest companies in the country — not only found these chief executives more optimistic, but made clear why: Trump´s victory in November and the promise of relief from the anti-business agenda of the Obama years. "I think it´s fair to say that CEOs see the business environment as improving with the
It seemed a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick. Barely a week had gone by in free agency. With one exception — albeit a grotesque, borderline-obscene one — not many quarterbacks had been coming off of the market. Bleacher Report’s Friday story on how front-office types still want nothing to do with him for his protests during the national anthem shined another light on it. (Snip) Come on. Stop it. Do not ever say Colin Kaepernick can´t get a job because he´s not good enough. Think of a better excuse. Think of a better lie.
Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box. A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners. (Snip) The project, called A Place for You, is believed to be the first in the nation to recruit stable residents to address a homeless crisis that´s gotten so bad the city last year declared a state of emergency and made it legal to sleep on the street. Portland has an affordable rental shortage of 24,000 units and nearly 4,000 people sleep on the street, in a
On the same day that President Trumps´ favoribility rating sank to an all-time low, a new poll found that a majority of young Americans view his presidency as illegitimate. Fifty-seven percent of adults age 18 to 30 believe that President Trump is an ´illegitimate´ leader according to a GenForward poll conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Among young adults of color, 74 percent of African Americans and 71 percent of Latinos/as view Trump´s presidency as ´illegitimate´, while a majority of whites (53 percent) view Trump as a ´legitimate´
Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, will step down from his role at the giant coffee chain next month. The move comes after his vow to hire thousands refugees in response to President Donald Trump´s first travel ban appeared to hurt customer sentiment and dent their sales. Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the chain since January 29, when Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees over five years. Schultz in a letter to employees said the promise of the American Dream was ´being called into question´ and that ´the civility and human rights we have all taken
The Secret Service will permanently remove a top special agent from her position after an investigation into her Facebook comments that she would rather not defend President Trump or take "a bullet" from him, but some agents are concerned she will simply be transferred to another government job. About two weeks ago, the Secret Service placed the agent´s prior post — the special agent in charge of the Denver District, the top job in that office — on a list of agency openings, according to two Secret Service sources. Kerry O´Grady, the agent in question, is on administrative leave Please proofread before posting
Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (shown) wants to take us back to the Stone Age — literally. In a March 15 interview with the German newspaper Deutsche Welle, the German physicist declared that global warming is so serious that not only must we all give up the use of coal and our internal combustion vehicles in the next 13 years, but we must also ditch concrete and steel — for “wood, clay and stone.” If we don’t do this, along with other drastic measures, we are headed toward planetary warming of “4, 5, 6 or even 12 degrees,” he claims. This
Less than 24 hours after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticize Germany for not keeping up with its defense payments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United States. “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” Trump wrote in a tweet March 18. “Nevertheless, Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!” Trump has repeatedly called on NATO member countries to contribute
Five years ago, Chick-fil-A was involved in a major controversy over statements made by the fast-food company that many felt were hostile to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Now St. Louis Park residents are urging a Chick-fil-A franchise proposed at the Shoppes at Knollwood to operate in a different way. “We just want to make sure that Chick-fil-A was put on notice that we will be monitoring their activities,” said Zaylore Stout, a labor and employment law attorney. (Snip) The group has made several requests of the franchise, including that it consider installing gender-neutral
Several Senate Democrats were unified in deriding originalism as a judicial philosophy during Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court justiceship Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), ranking Democrat of the committee, described originalism as a "very troubling” jurisprudential approach. The Framers, she added, intended for the Constitution to be continuously reinterpreted over time (emphasis added): “Judge Gorsuch has also stated that he believes judges should look to the original public meaning of the Constitution when they decide what a provision of the Constitution means. This is personal, but I find this originalist judicial
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump spent seven hours this weekend at Trump International Golf Club here, where a crisp breeze and cloudless skies beckoned golf lovers to the manicured 27-hole course.Did he play any golf?“Very little,” Mr. Trump told reporters traveling with him on Sunday on Air Force One back to Washington, recounting what he said had been a busy weekend of meetings to sell the health care bill and strategize about the nuclear threat from North Korea. The White House refused to provide any details.
BOULDER, Colo. — A new study by the University of Colorado Boulder spells out the suggestion that the first letter of your last name may determine your success in life. According to the study, which examines “alphabetism,” people with surnames beginning with a letter in the last half of the alphabet may face a tougher time academically, landing a first job and getting through life in general. The study, published last month, is not necessarily grounded in indisputable science. One of the lead researchers in the study said the results, however, were surprising. “Statistically, we were looking at two people
FBI Director James Comey, in an extraordinary House hearing meant to clear the air on a host of allegations relating to the 2016 campaign, confirmed publicly for the first time Monday that the bureau is probing Russian meddling in the race including possible “links” to the Trump team – while disputing the president’s claim that his predecessor wiretapped him. The FBI director was called to testify alongside National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers for a public session of the House intelligence committee. Comey’s testimony could serve to fuel tensions with the White House, which maintains there’s no evidence of Trump-Russia