Trump Approval Up

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY FEBRUARY 7, 2020

         A NEW GALLUP POLL SHOWS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATING HAS JUMPED TO 49 PERCENT, THE HIGHEST SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE AND BETTER THAN BARACK OBAMA’S HIGHEST NUMBER. THE MEDIA, OF COURSE, WILL FOCUS ON THE 50 PERCENT WHO DISAPPROVE OF THE PRESIDENT.

         THERE ARE SEVERAL THINGS NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THESE POLLS, EVEN WHEN THE NUMBERS ARE GOOD. FIRST, WHAT IS IT THAT THE 50 PERCENT DISAPPROVE OF? IT CAN’T BE THE ECONOMY. IT CAN’T BE THE STOCK MARKET, WHICH CONTINUES TO SET RECORDS, FATTENING RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS. IT CAN’T BE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, WHICH IS LOW ACROSS ALL DEMOGRAPHICS AND RECORD-SETTING FOR SOME, LIKE AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

         SIXTY-THREE PERCENT NOW APPROVE OF THE WAY THE PRESIDENT IS HANDLING THE ECONOMY, UP SIX POINTS FROM THE PRIOR READING LAST NOVEMBER. IT IS THE HIGHEST APPROVAL RATING, NOT ONLY FOR THE PRESIDENT, BUT SINCE GEOIRGE W. BUSH’S HUGE APPROVAL RATINGS FOLLOWING THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 TERRORIST ATTACK.

         AND WHAT DOES THE DEMOCRATIC LEFT HAVE? NOTHING. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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