Americans Don’t Approve of Trump “Emergency”

New polling data shows that Americans are not buying what President Trump is selling when it comes to his emergency declaration for funding a big ‘ol wall at the U.S.-Mexico border:

More than 6-in-10 Americans disapprove of President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency so he can build barriers along the U.S border with Mexico, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.

Nearly 6-in-10 also don’t believe there is an emergency at the southern border and that the president is misusing his presidential authority. They also believe that his decision should be challenged in court.

“All things related to the declaring of a national emergency, the president is striking out in the court of public opinion,” said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the survey. “He’s maintaining his base and little else.”

Of course, “maintaining his base” might just be all that President Trump really cares about when it comes to the giant wall debate. But for the rest of the GOP, including Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma), this is just another heaping helping of bad news.

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  1. unnamed says:

    Stay the course Senator!  Poddy Mouth will thank you.

  2. Davie says:

    *rump "maintaining his base" by keeping them constantly boiling is causing a significant reduction in numbers.

    …in 2016 Mr. Trump did not receive support from a large segment of voters who pulled the lever for Mitt Romney in 2012. In fact, our data shows that 5 percent of Romney 2012 voters stayed home in 2016, while another 5 percent voted for Mrs. Clinton. These voters tended to be female, nonwhite, younger and more highly educated — the very voters Republicans feared would be alienated by a Trump victory when he was seeking the party’s nomination.

    Most strikingly, one-third of 2012 Romney voters who were under 40 in 2016 did not vote for Mr. Trump, but rather stayed home, voted for Mrs. Clinton or voted for a third-party candidate. Among the under-40 Romney voters who supported Mr. Trump in 2016, 16 percent appear to have defected from the party to vote for a Democratic House candidate in 2018. 

    I'm still amazed by this fact:

    [Republicans] lost the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections

    A new generation of voters are surging towards the Democratic Party

    18- to 29-year-olds went from supporting Mrs. Clinton by a 25-point margin in 2016 to supporting House Democrats by a 44-point margin in 2018

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