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New Poll Suggests Trump Would Now Win Popular Vote

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Despite historicaly low approval ratings (before his recent warmongery bounce), nearly all of those who supported him in the November election say it was the right thing to do.

All told, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that 42 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s performance as president, while 53 percent disapprove. That compares to an average of 69-19 percent for past presidents at or near 100 days in office – for example, 69-26 percent for Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.

However, as we noted previously, Trump’s “favorability” rating according to Rasmussen has upticked notably in the last two weeks since his sabre-rattling and ‘Tomahawk’-ing began.

 

 

Moreover, while Democrats find solace in this national poll’s results, the fact remains that ABC/WaPo find no evidence of buyer’s remorse among Trump supporters.

Among those who report having voted for him in November, 96 percent today say it was the right thing to do; a mere 2 percent regret it.

And if a rerun of the election were held today, the poll indicates even the possibility of a Trump victory in the popular vote among 2016 voters.

Among Americans who say they voted in the 2016 election, 46 percent say they voted for Hillary Clinton and 43 percent for Trump, very close to the 2-point margin in the actual popular vote results. However, while Trump would retain almost all of his support if the election were held again today (96 percent), fewer of Clinton’s supporters say they’d stick with her (85 percent), producing a 40-43 percent Clinton-Trump result in this hypothetical re-do among self-reported 2016 voters.

President Trump was quick to notice (what the mainstream media seemed unwilling to admit)…



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