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Friday, August 25, 2017

For What It's Worth

Via AP:
Trump is setting records with his dismally low approval ratings, including the lowest mark ever for a president in his first year. In fact, with four months left in the year, Trump has already spent more time under 40 percent than any other first-year president. At 34 percent, his current approval rating is worse than former President Barack Obama's ever was.
This would matter a lot if anybody else was in the White House. It is hard to know if this historically low approval means more than the polls suggesting a Trump electoral defeat meant last year, however. Also, it is unclear what force such disapproval numbers can have in a time of Republican control, when only (rather than just mostly) corporate lobbyists and loudmouthed bigots call the tune.

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