Fox News Poll: Was it tweet storms or hurricanes? Trump’s job approval has hit a low

Was it the tweet storms or the hurricanes? Something hit President Trump’s numbers. His personal ratings have deteriorated and his job approval has hit a low. Thirty-eight percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing in a new Fox News poll, down from 42 percent last month. At […] Read more »

The Politics of Disasters

Throughout the first 200-plus days of Donald Trump’s presidency, it’s been common for analysts to say he is struggling through sub-40% approval ratings despite not having to reckon with a major non-scandal crisis. Whether that was true before last weekend is debatable — do North Korea’s provocations count? — but […] Read more »

40% of Americans Support Impeaching President Trump

The proportion of Americans who support impeaching President Trump and removing him from office has increased 10 percentage points in the last six months, a new PRRI poll finds. Four in ten (40%) Americans now believe the president should be impeached and removed from office. … This shift comes as […] Read more »

Call It A Comeback

When George W. Bush left the Oval Office for the last time as president in January 2009, his brand – and the brand of the Republican Party – was tarnished to say the least. … Fast forward eight years and two presidencies: Bush’s image has undergone a remarkable transformation. CONT. […] Read more »

Trump’s Job Approval in First Quarter Lowest by 14 Points

Donald Trump averaged 41% job approval during his first quarter as president, 14 percentage points lower than any other president in Gallup’s polling history. Bill Clinton had the previous low mark of 55%. The average first-quarter rating among post-World War II presidents elected to their first term is 61%, with […] Read more »

Why presidential candidates (like Trump) campaign as isolationists but (like Trump) govern as hawks

When President Trump bombed Syria last week, many observers were surprised. Trump campaigned on an isolationist “America First” foreign policy. In a series of now-famous tweets, Trump had specifically warned President Barack Obama against military intervention in Syria. … And yet before his first three months were up, he did […] Read more »