The barrage of Deep State propaganda, if anything, is convincing more people that Donald Trump must be working for them.
The deep state propaganda barrage has been constantly drumming against Donald Trump. When the media runs such a campaign, it can work in two ways. First, it can convince you that the propaganda is true. Secondly, it can convince you that everyone else believes the propaganda so that you feel isolated.
Rasmussen.com reported yesterday that the Deep State propaganda machine is failing to convince the public. You are not alone!
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove.
The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 36% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of +2.
But how could so many disbelieve what we’re being told by anonymous leakers from our “nonpartisan” intelligence agencies?
Well, many don’t believe they are really nonpartisan or apolitical. Rasmussen refers to another survey:
As the debate over Russian hacking efforts during the presidential campaign continues, voters here generally approve of the job U.S. intelligence agencies are doing but also suspect that they play politics.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America’s intelligence agencies have their own political agenda. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and think they generally perform impartially. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Fifty-three percent (53%) of Republicans and 50% of voters not affiliated with either major political party feel U.S. spy agencies have their own political agenda. Just 39% of Democrats agree.
The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russian government-ordered hackers found and leaked damaging internal Democratic Party e-mails to help Donald Trump’s candidacy but stop short of saying they did any vote-tampering. The Obama administration and senators in both parties have expressed concern, and a Senate hearing on the subject is planned. But Trump has been dismissive of the findings and continues to call for closer ties with Russia.
So, the Deep State propaganda isn’t working. Those who wanted Hillary Clinton to win the election are now open to stupid conspiracy theories to blame her loss on Russian “hacking.” But for everyone else, the stories seem implausible and pathetic. In fact, the Deep State propaganda may make a number of people decide that Trump is doing better than they thought. Why would they be trying to destroy the President if he wasn’t being effective?
In fact, the term “deep state” used to be something I only saw and heard from conspiracy writers. Now it is all over the mainstream news. Thus, a column in the Chicago Tribune tells us,
The fact the nation’s now-departed senior guardian of national security was unmoored by a scandal linked to a conversation picked up on a wire offers a rare insight into how exactly America’s vaunted Deep State works. It is a story not about rogue intelligence agencies running amok outside the law, but rather about the vast domestic power they have managed to acquire within it.
The Deep State has exposed itself to ordinary Americans by attacking Trump. It has thus reduced its cedibility.