Well, this is encouraging. A new poll indicates that Trump’s popularity is falling and his supporters are having second thoughts about their hero, as the government shutdown drags on. Washington Post:

Recent polling indicates that the government shutdown has caused skittishness among parts of Trump’s base, which has been one of the most enduring strengths of his presidency. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, conducted Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, found his net approval rating had dropped 7 points since December.

One of the biggest drops came from suburban men, whose approval rating of Trump fell a net change of 18 percentage points, while evangelicals and Republicans also dipped by smaller margins. Among men without a college degree, the downward change was 7 points.

“As a community it affects us because other people are being affected,” said Jasmin Cromwell, who runs Bodhi Seed Yoga & Wellness Studio, “whether we know them or not. Maybe I’m getting too yoga-like but we are all connected. It affects everyone. It affects us as a nation.”

We can only hope that these disillusioned voters will undo this mess in 2020 — assuming Trump lasts that long, or isn’t primaried by somebody from the saner ranks of the GOP, assuming that exists. This is a good sign, certainly.


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    • It’s affecting all of us, as the one woman said. For me, personally, the shutdown affected a doctor of mine getting a prescription pad, if you can believe that. The pads come from DOJ and DOJ is affected. Luckily I got my surgeon to help me, but believe me, this cannot go on forever. Getting medication literally is a matter of life and death and that has been affected by this shutdown.


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