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Amid Typhoon of Tumult, Trump Approval Ratings Take Tangible Turn

There should be a Surgeon General’s warning for the mainstream media that exposes the public hysteria risk of outfits such as CNN.

By flipping through channels on the television, or visiting any number of left leaning “news” websites, Americans can easily find themselves in a dark hole of emotion, reeling from the doom and gloom predictions and slant of these liberally-controlled outlets.  When CNN and others run out of disparaging diatribes to spew regarding our President, his administration, or the Russian-Mueller witch hunt, they simply turn to footage of the horrific earthquakes of Mexico or the widespread devastation of recent Caribbean hurricanes.

One thing that the mainstream media certainly doesn’t spend much time covering is just how well U.S. President Donald J. Trump is liked by the American people.

As it turns out, even with our nation on the brink of a nasty confrontation with the diminutive despot Kim Jong Un in North Korea, We The People are lined up behind the President, showing our support for his successes in this most difficult of jobs.

“He hadn’t seen 41.1 percent in the RCP poll average since May 14th. That’s not … ideal as a four-month polling high, shall we say, but it’s in the right direction. And most of the latest polls tracked by RCP have him a few points north of that. YouGov, Rasmussen, and NBC all put him at 43 percent now and Monmouth has him just six points underwater at 42/48.”

Rightfully so, Trump’s disaster response in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma have helped here.

“Disaster relief is the least partisan major task a president is asked to handle in office. If he strikes the right tone and there are no screw-ups by underlings he’s bound to have some soft opponents look at him a bit more fondly than they have in the past. Sixty-four percent told CNNthat they approve of how the administration has handled the recent storms, including 66 percent of independents. Democrats were split evenly at 44 percent, which is all but unheard of on anything Trump-related. Morning Consult has also picked up an uptick among indies:

“’Trump’s post-Charlottesville plunge proved to be short-lived, and his approval has stabilized,’ said Morning Consult Co-founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. ‘A key driver of this movement appears to be independents. Immediately after Charlottesville, 35 percent of independent voters approved of Trump, and 58 percent disapproved. In this latest poll, that has risen to 40 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval.’…

“‘Gallup’s weekly data more closely resemble SurveyMonkey’s findings. Trump has ticked up 2 points among both Democrats (from 7 percent to 9 percent) and Republicans (from 78 percent to 81 percent) since late August, but he jumped from 30 percent among independents in late August to 35 percent last week.'”

Certainly, these aren’t game-changing numbers, but they do quite a bit to refute the overwhelmingly negative press coverage heaped onto the Commander in Chief in recent weeks.

Trump’s approval ratings have wavered a bit over the course of his first year in office, unsurprisingly.  The President is an unconventional leader, certainly, and the learning curve for such a Commander in Chief is quite steep.  With the Washington establishment and the mainstream media constantly attempting to tear down The Donald, it’s no wonder that some approval polls have shown tepid result.

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