While Red is still encouraging everyone to show up and vote, it is looking more and more like Texans (and probably the nation as well) will have to put up with Sen. Rafael Edward “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz (TP – Texas) for another six years. In the most recent Quinnipiac University Poll, LT has a nine-point lead over El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke. LT leads Beto with a 54% to 45% gap among likely voters. That means that there are very few undecided voters out there and unless there is an October surprise, Red will still have LT to kick around for six more years – which is admittedly fun. Red credits Beto with having run an enthusiastic campaign – but if in the age of Trumpism, the charismatic Beto cannot get more than 45% of the vote after having raised over $23 million, there is little hope that any Democrat will win statewide office in Texas for another decade at least.
Donald Trump continues to violate the first rule of holes – stop digging! The latest Quinnipiac University Poll has Trump at a near record low 36% approval rating with 58% of the sample disapproving of the neophyte President. That news would be bad enough to cause most rational folks to look for the nearest life preserver. Not Trump, who seems to be in complete denial that a sizeable majority of the country pretty much hates him.
Instead, Trump is reported to be addicted to watching cable news where he is getting his head bashed in everywhere except at Fox News – which seems determined to either go down with ship (guns blazing) or hopefully be the hero if Trump somehow manages to turn this around (neener-neener). Red has a pretty thick skin, but a steady diet of really smart people talking all day about what a scuzbag he is probably would wear pretty thin within a couple of weeks. Trump is looking at another 3.75 years of that.
And unfortunately for the Donald, the unfavorable rating is only the tip of the iceberg of loathing and distrust that America has for him.
61 – 33 percent that he is not honest (who are these 33%?);
56 – 41 percent that he does not have good leadership skills (oh, come on!);
59 – 38 percent that he does not care about average Americans (it would help if he actually knew any);
66 – 29 percent that he is not level-headed (again, it’s the hair to blame);
62 – 35 percent that he is a strong person (can lift twice his weight in Pro-V1’s when the Viagra kicks in);
56 – 41 percent that he is intelligent (crazy like Fox News);
64 – 32 percent that he does not share their values (honesty, loyalty and integrity are so overrated).
Most shockingly, Trump has done what Red thought was impossible. By a margin of 57-31 percent, Americans trust the media more than Trump to tell the truth about the issues. Yes, Trump has made the media popular again. Who says the first 100+ days have been a complete failure?
The latest Quinnipiac University Poll has Donald Trump at a 35% approval rating -with 57% of Americans disapproving of the neophyte president. The negative 22 point spread is unprecedented for a president less than 3 months into his first term. Trump only seems to be holding on to the hardcore GOP base with 79% of Republicans still approving of his job performance. Overall, he is underwater with men, women, whites, non-whites, Democrats, Independents and people with brains. Other than Republicans he still has support from Russians, alien smugglers, polluters, Israeli settlers, late night comedians desperate for material, golf course designers, the criminally insane and anyone predicting that the end times are near.
Even more troubling for Trump are poll numbers showing that –
64% think he is not honest (Red can’t imagine where they get that idea)
66% think he is not level-headed (Well how could he be with that hair?)
55% think he is not a strong leader (Can’t even get wife to live in the freaking White House)
57% think he does not care about ordinary Americans (It’s difficult to really care about ordinary Americans when you have never actually met one)
It is really hard to make a comeback when 2/3rds of Americans think you are a liar and there is objective proof to back that up.