So Trump and Republicans Are STILL More Popular than Clinton and Dems
Pence 47/35% +13
Trump 45/47 -2
GOP 37/48 -11
Dem Party 36/ -16
Hillary 35/55 -20
Congress 26/52 -26
- Trump isn’t losing his war with the media, and he’s not wrong to attack them.
- Trump should be scared of Pence, because the population would rather have him as president, and, by all reports, so would most Congressional Republicans.
- People may not like Trump much, but they aren’t wishing they’d had Clinton in charge (though doubtless some of the disapproval is from Democrats angry she lost).
- Trump is more popular than the Republican party, he has room to use that to get them to do what he wants.
- Pence aside, if Republicans try to impeach Trump, they’ll have problems.
I think it’s fairly remarkable that after all the mini-scandals about Russia, the screaming about immigration, and so on, that Trump’s numbers are still this high. It simply hasn’t penetrated; people are going to give him time to prove himself.
What will matter is Trump’s results. So far he’s not moving in the right direction on that (as with the new healthcare bill), but he still has time to course correct.
What he should take away from this is to take the media less seriously. By all means, de-legitimize them as much as possible, but don’t let them rile him. Work on his most important promises: a better healthcare bill (still possible, though the current one is in trouble) and a better economy.
Little else really matters, it’s just a distraction.
And keep an eye on Pence.
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