Lisa Benson for Oct 6, 2017

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    Say What Now‽ GC Insider 9 months ago

    When the news about the Rump is reported, it is negative by its very nature. The Rump calls it “fake news” in an attempt to discredit it.

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    Dtroutma GC Insider 9 months ago

    Just the hard iron facts.

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    wiatr GC Insider 9 months ago

    Gee, who generates all that bad news? I doubt that Its approval ratings are any higher than the number of that minority that have stuck with It.

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    WTH GC Insider 9 months ago

    Um, no. Trump’s approval rating is based on his complete and total inability to be President.

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    Masterskrain GC Insider 9 months ago

    And yes, he IS that utterly delusional!

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    Masterskrain GC Insider 9 months ago

    AND, to add some fuel to the fire…

    President Trump offered some confusing comments in front of reporters Thursday night, when at an event for military officials and their spouses he suggested the moment represented “the calm before the storm.”

    Mr. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, flanked by military spouses for a photo op at the White House, said, “You guys know what this represents? Maybe it’s the calm before the storm,” the president said.

    Pressed on what he meant, Mr. Trump said “we have the world’s great military people” in the room.

    Asked yet again for an answer, Mr. Trump said “you’ll find out.”

    The president then bid everyone a good night, without clarifying his comments.

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    WaitingMan  9 months ago

    Wile E. Coyote moment coming in 3,2,1…

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    Odon  9 months ago

    Obviously he didn’t watch the Ken Burns Viet Nam series.

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    Radish GC Insider 9 months ago

    Registered voters are increasingly turning away from the Republican Party and looking to the Democrats to solve America’s biggest problems, according to a new poll.

    A Suffolk University-USA Today survey released Thursday shows that 62 percent of respondents now have an unfavorable view of the GOP, a 7-point jump in unpopularity for the party since the same poll in June. Just under half, 48 percent, feel the same way about the Democrats.

    The poll found that 43 percent of voters look to congressional Democrats to protect families when it comes to health care, compared to 15 percent who trust President Trump on health care and less than 10 percent who say the Republican Party should lead the way.

    “The Republican Party is in freefall,” said Suffolk University poll director David Paleologos. “In March the GOP had a 48 percent unfavorable rating, in June the negative swelled to 55 percent. Today the GOP unfavorable is 62 percent. What’s next?”

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    Seriously?? GC Insider 9 months ago

    Yeah Lisa, it’s the negative news and not Trump’s idiocy that is causing his low approval. A lot of us can look at a situation and see what is going on for ourselves. We don’t need the media, or the White House to tell us what to think.

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    martens  9 months ago

    In re: Noah’s comment.

    Tyranny of the minority

    “Given contemporary demography, a little bit less than 50 percent of the country lives in 40 of the 50 states,” Sanford Levinson, a constitutional law scholar at the University of Texas, told me. “Roughly half the country gets 80 percent of the votes in the Senate, and the other half of the country gets 20 percent.”


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    DrDon1  9 months ago

    Common, Lisa … Don’t be shy! Tell us all ( some ) of the positive accomplishments that #45 and his administration have made!

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    Masterskrain GC Insider 9 months ago

    Re Noah…The data site has been polling thousands of voters who supported Trump on election day, and has classified about 15% of them as “reluctant Trump voters” — people who went for Trump but said they were “not excited” about their vote. These reluctant Trump voters tend to be better-educated than the president’s hard-core supporters. They’re often independents or even Democrats, not committed Republicans.

    This month, only 63% of them said they approved of the job Trump was doing as president. (Remember, they all voted for him in November.) When asked if they would vote for Trump a second time, only 48% said yes, and only 12% said “definitely yes.” That’s not a reliable prediction of what they’ll do in 2020 if Trump runs for reelection, but it’s a pretty clear sign of buyer’s remorse.

    In another analysis, Ronald Brownstein of the Atlantic obtained detailed data from The Gallup Organization for Wisconsin, one of the states that put Trump over the top last year. He found that Trump’s backing among college-educated white voters had dropped to about 40%. Even more striking, he found that the president’s support among white voters without a college education — the working-class nucleus of his base — had sunk from 62% to 51%, about the same level of support they gave Mitt Romney when he lost in 2012. The dropoff was especially dramatic among women, Brownstein found.

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    OldCoal  9 months ago

    Yes, Trumpkins must have writers cramp from all those major legislative wins!

    Oh, you mean he didn’t remove Obamacare?

    And he hasn’t got his tax hit on the middle class?

    And it’s all because REPUBLICANS can’t get together?

    Oh, the ignominy!

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    OldCoal  9 months ago

    You guys SURE Trump wasn’t born in Russia?

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    Ally2005  9 months ago

    Lisa must be glued to FOX NEWS just like Trump. If its not on FOX it must be negative.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  9 months ago

    There should be more than twenty of those little blue birds, trying to peck out Carmen Cruz’s eyes for daring to say “this is not a good-news story”.


    Here’s the problem, Ms. Benson: The reason there’s so much negative news about Trump is because so much of the news about Trump is negative.

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    lopaka  9 months ago

    Uncle Sam needs to climb out and kick the anvil over the edge.

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    nance19oped GC Insider 9 months ago

    NOAH, not only are Trump’s poll numbers down, those that voted for Trump are now embarrassed by their votes.

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    nance19oped GC Insider 9 months ago

    Lisa, most of the negative news is because of what Trump has said. He wants to seem clever about NK and Iran with his “I’ll tell you later” nonsense, but he ends up looking like a petulant child. Threatening to pull out of the Iran agreement and saying the US should not negotiate with NK are dangerous actions.

    .Health insurance premiums are rising because of the uncertainty created by Trump and the Repub’s constant attempts to repeal ACA.

    .The Trump administration spends taxpayer money like drunken sailors. Just for Trump himself, he is expected to pass Obama’s EIGHT-year total in ONE year.

    .The reaction from Trump and the Repoubs to a massive shooting in Las Vegas is to push for limits on abortion.

    .And the WORST negative news is that if Trump is impeached (or quits after a tantrum) we get Pence.

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    Daeder GC Insider 9 months ago

    Just reach over and put some duct tape over his mouth. That will stop the hot air and the balloon will plummet!

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    Radish GC Insider 9 months ago

    Trump approval hits record-low 32 percent in AP poll

    The Hill · 1 hour ago

    Poll Shows Trump Dipping to 32 Percent Approval

    New York Magazine · 31 mins ago

    Trump’s Approval Rating Is Lowest Among Opposition Party Since Polls Began (And It’s Not Even Close)


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    Radish GC Insider 9 months ago

    If you want the madness to end, stop voting Republican. It is the only solution.

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    Patjade GC Insider 9 months ago

    I guess “factual” is the new “negative”. If the facts can’t show anything positive, then it just needs to shut up altogether and let the silence speak for itself.

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    NeoconMan  9 months ago

    Radish: Ah, yes; a dozen fake news polls has Trump at 32%. But Rasmussen has him at 46%, so that proves they are the only real news outlet,

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