A friend of mine asked me if this was Trump’s “Katrina” moment. I said, “Trump is his own Katrina.” And the carnage is even greater than I imagined
Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN
Updated 2:39 AM ET, Sun January 27, 2019
Poll of the week: An ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that only 37% of Americans approve of the job President Donald Trump is doing. A significantly higher 58% disapprove. This makes for a net approval rating of -21 points.
The previous ABC/Washington Post poll put Trump’s net approval rating at -13 points,
so his net approval rating fell by 8 points.
Indeed, at the same time Trump’s approval rating was declining, Pelosi’s ratings were actually increasing. In an average of the five most recent polls taken, Pelosi’s net favorability rose 3 points compared to where she was before the shutdown began.
The average poll now consistently has Pelosi more popular than Trump.
Before the shutdown, Americans were against the wall by a 15-point margin. Today, these pollsters put the margin at the same 15 points.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll reveals that Pelosi and Congressional Democrats were favored on illegal immigration by a 5-point margin over Trump and congressional Republicans.
Trump held a 10-point edge over congressional Democrats when voters were asked before the shutdown who they trusted more on border security. A Quinnipiac poll taken after the shutdown had congressional Democrats with a 5-point edge over Trump on border security.
Voters think that Pelosi is better than Trump at “Washington gamesmanship” by 6 points, according to the latest Fox News poll.
Put another way, the shutdown turned Trump’s strengths into weaknesses.
Oh, I think Speaker Pelosi “turned Trump’s strengths into weaknesses.”
See gentlemen? That’s how you do it.
Kudos also to one Chuck Schumer, who was the one who goaded Trump into saying he’d be “proud” to shut down the government………….
…………in his very own Oval Office……….
……….on live TeeVee.