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    Despite heat at home, Trump approval ratings tower above embattled European leaders’





    President Trump routinely takes grief from the pundits for his underwater approval ratings – but compared with some of his embattled European counterparts, facing civil unrest in the streets and internal government tensions, the U.S. president is riding high.
    While Trump’s approval ratings have hovered well below 50 percent ever since he took office, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May are nowhere close to that right now.
    Macron’s political troubles were dramatically exposed over the last two weeks, as rioters burned cars and looted stores in response to his push for gas taxes to fight climate change.
    On Tuesday, the widespread violence prompted Macron to delay the fuel tax by at least six months.
    Amid the chaos, Macron's approval rating in France is just 23 percent, according to the latest poll from international polling company Ifop, as many on both the left and right see him as out-of-touch. That compares with a 47 percent approval rating for Trump in the most recent Fox News poll.




    Macron once had a friendly relationship with Trump, but that relationship soured after the U.S. president spurned Macron's advice on climate change and relations with Iran. Macron then publicly jabbed at Trump – attacking the notion of nationalism after Trump embraced the term, as well as calling for the formation of a European army to protect Europe against China, Russia, and even the United States.
    Trump responded by swiping at Macron's approval ratings.
    "The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France... he was just trying to get to another subject," Trump tweeted last month.
    Amid the current Paris unrest, Trump has shown little hesitation about drawing attention to Macron's troubles. On Tuesday, he retweeted conservative activist Charlie Kirk saying, “America is booming, Europe is burning,” before panning the tax increases as a product of the "fatally flawed" Paris climate accord.


    Meanwhile, the United Kingdom's May fares little better than Macron. The latest Ipsos Mori poll puts her approval rating at 29 percent, as she tries to sell Britons on a deal to split from the European Union that many view as poorly negotiated.



    May also has frosty relations with Trump, who recently critiqued the prime minister’s Brexit proposal, saying it "sounds like a great deal for the EU."
    But some political experts note that Trump’s ratings are still quite low by American standards.




    “Trump popular support is lowest of contemporary U.S. presidents at this stage and he hasn’t been able to break 50 percent in [his] entire presidency. So that’s the most relevant comparison,” Ian Bremmer, head of the Eurasia Group, which provides consulting services about international political risks, told Fox News.
    The website FiveThirtyEight, which tracks approval ratings over time, shows that at the same point in their presidencies, Ronald Reagan had an approval rating less than a percentage point higher than Trump, while Bill Clinton beat Trump’s rating by 1.2 points, and Barack Obama beat Trump’s by 3.7 points. Both President Bushes, however, were very popular at the same point in their presidencies.
    Bremmer said an international comparison is also valid.
    “It’s important to recognize that a lot of international leaders are faring much worse [than Trump]. And Macron is a great example. Huge expectations, and [he] has dashed them at most every turn,” he said.
    Not all major European leaders are struggling like Macron, but few are doing much better than Trump. Spain’s left-wing prime minister has a 44 percent approval rating, while Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel polls slightly better than Trump. The latest poll by major German pollster Infratest Dimap shows her with 50 percent approval.
    Merkel’s rating is down from around 70 percent approval before the migrant crisis, in which Merkel made the decision to allow more than a million people from the Middle East and Africa into Germany. Trump has criticized Merkel for that decision.



    Despite Merkel's above-water approval rating, her party has been hurt in recent election results, and she recently announced she would not run for an additional term as chancellor.
    In Italy, a different story has unfolded. There, populist Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has a 66 percent approval rating according to Ipsos – the highest of any starting Italian leader in more than a decade. Conte’s government has overseen strict new measures against migrants crossing into the Mediterranean, including banning nonprofit ships that were picking up migrants on rafts near the African country of Libya and then dropping them off safely in Italy.
    Conte’s government has been likened to Trump’s. A Daily Beast headline read: “Italy’s New Government Goes Full Trump.”
    In the U.S., Trump has faced a stormy political environment saturated with negative media coverage – Trump often cites a Media Research Center finding that more than 90 percent of broadcast TV coverage of him is negative. Trump’s disapproval ratings remain higher than his positives.
    “Trump has a strong hold on his base and is keeping it. But America, like most of the advanced industrial economies, is much more divided than it’s been in decades,” Bremmer said.
    Maxim Lott is Executive Producer of Stossel TV and creator of ElectionBettingOdds.com. He can be reached on Twitter at @MaximLott
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    Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judge’s, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen. It’s called Presidential Harassment!
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    Comparing Trump to those buffoons in Europe is ludicrous.

    However it appears that he has had an impact on the people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superbeets View Post
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    Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judgeís, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen. Itís called Presidential Harassment!
    What math did he use to get to 75 percent? That is like me saying I would hit 90 percent winners if you simply subtract every loss I consider a bad beat. There is a Russian investigation because of what his campaign did, which might or might not include him...His fault no matter how you spin it.
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    When Obama left office, Jan 20, 2017, the Dow closed at 19,827. When he entered office, Jan 20, 2009, the Dow closed at 7,949. In other words, in his 8 years in office the Dow went up roughly 250%. If Trump stays in office 8 years, the Dow would have to be 49,369 for his term in office to equal Obamaís as it relates to the stock market and the Dow Jones Industrial average.

    Furthermore, private sector job growth was up 2.2 million in 2016, Obamaís last year in office while job growth in 2017, Trumpís first year, was up 2.1 million. First quarter 2018, job growth was 605,000. Job growth in the first quarter of 2016 was 606,000. Again, job growth under Obama was marginally better than under Trump.

    In Obamaís last year, Bill OReilly, then the most popular Fox news host, complained that jobs created under Obama were misleading because the labor participation rate was only 63% which is virtually exactly where it is after the first quarter of 2018.

    Average hourly wages grew approximately 3 percent in 2016 and were up approximately 2.3 percent in 2017. Once again, the self proclaimed jobs President, Donald Trump, has underperformed Obama despite doing away with what the Republicans call ďjob killing regulationsĒ, a very large corporate tax cut and increases in deficit spending.

    For modern presidents that served eight years, job growth in Bill Clintonís two terms was 21.5 million. During the Obama administration, 17.3 million jobs were created. Ronald Reaganís two terms added 15.9 million jobs, LBJís administration created 11.9 million private sector jobs and last (and least) George W Bush manage only 2.1 million in his 8 years.

    So yes, under Trump it has been much better than Obama and the 8 years of suck. If dow continues on its downward trend(already in the negative for the year) it will only take Trump his 2nd year in office to bring the dow jones industrial average to finish lower than it began the year. Good Grief
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodStool View Post
    When Obama left office, Jan 20, 2017, the Dow closed at 19,827. When he entered office, Jan 20, 2009, the Dow closed at 7,949. In other words, in his 8 years in office the Dow went up roughly 250%.

    Furthermore, private sector job growth was up 2.2 million in 2016, Obama’s last year in office while job growth in 2017, Trump’s first year, was up 2.1 million. First quarter 2018, job growth was 605,000. Job growth in the first quarter of 2016 was 606,000. Again, job growth under Obama was marginally better than under Trump.
    So liberals are all for Wall Street now? And here I thought Wall Street was just a bunch of (billion)millionaires making money off the backs of the working class.

    Oh, and why not compare job growth with Obama's first year in office with Trump's first year in office?

    LMFAO, it is so funny watching a simpleton like you think you're clever vit.

    PS: you copied that from Quora.

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    First quarter 2018, job growth was 605,000. Job growth in the first quarter of 2016 was 606,000. Again, job growth under Obama was marginally better than under Trump.


    That is so stupid it is laugh out loud funny. Why not compare Q1 2018 with Q1 2010?

    You're too stupid to grasp this woodshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodStool View Post
    What math did he use to get to 75 percent? That is like me saying I would hit 90 percent winners if you simply subtract every loss I consider a bad beat. There is a Russian investigation because of what his campaign did, which might or might not include him...His fault no matter how you spin it.
    Seriously? You believe that? Of course you do.
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    Someone who worked for me did something I didn't know about and is not a crime it is MY FAULT!!!


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    ROFL this is what happens when a chimpanzee gets on the Internet.

    So dumb it is just embarrassing.
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    What happens on the leaders watch goes back to the leader. His own son expects to be indicted. I am sure if this was going on under Obama you would think the same..."well just because it was Obama's campaign and son it doesn't mean Barack should be responsible for it"

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    Does WoodShed find this thread offensive?
    "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter". "A rising tide raises all boats". "MAGA"
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodStool View Post
    What math did he use to get to 75 percent? That is like me saying I would hit 90 percent winners if you simply subtract every loss I consider a bad beat. There is a Russian investigation because of what his campaign did, which might or might not include him...His fault no matter how you spin it.
    Remember, math doesn't work for you, vitturd.

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    The asshole doesn't even comprehend speculation, nor the point being that his numbers would he significantly higher if he wasn't constantly being attacked by our criminal corrupt colluding always lying democratic media.

    Nope, he takes the expression literally and then does what libtards do, attack strawmen
    "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter". "A rising tide raises all boats". "MAGA"
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    ^^^^^^

    PS: And I'm certain he's just parroting what CNN & MSNBC tell him to think
    "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter". "A rising tide raises all boats". "MAGA"
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    Hows the blood pressure? Might be time to prick the finger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodStool View Post
    Hows the blood pressure? Might be time to prick the finger.

    -Vit
    Ok "Vit" here is a test that will confirm your identity and it is more accurate than 23 and Me and Ancestry combined.

    Throw out 5 NFL picks, 5 College basketball picks or 5 NBA picks. If you go 1-4 in each sport you have our interest and could very well be Vit.

    If you are at 20% after the first 3 weeks and abandon the thread and start a new one from scratch than you are without a doubt Vit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain View Post
    Ok "Vit" here is a test that will confirm your identity and it is more accurate than 23 and Me and Ancestry combined.

    Throw out 5 NFL picks, 5 College basketball picks or 5 NBA picks. If you go 1-4 in each sport you have our interest and could very well be Vit.

    If you are at 20% after the first 3 weeks and abandon the thread and start a new one from scratch than you are without a doubt Vit.
    Wasn't he a poker player? We can play poker if you want..

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodStool View Post
    Wasn't he a poker player? We can play poker if you want..

    -Vit
    He also has a box for the Eagles, Phillies and Sixers and posted on this site from the Final 4 a couple years ago. He mingles with Robert Kraft and Kobe.

    Oh yeah, he plays poker as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain View Post
    He also has a box for the Eagles, Phillies and Sixers and posted on this site from the Final 4 a couple years ago. He mingles with Robert Kraft and Kobe.

    Oh yeah, he plays poker as well.
    Sounds like a pretty bitchin' dude. Was he also in his 70s...like the rest of the nursing home that talks about him so much?

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    Macron, popularity rating is currently just 18 per cent

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