The New York Times has assembled a suite of charts that help visualize the data from pollsters Morning Consult, who've been tracking Trump's approval rating every day since he took office as the least popular president in US history.
Trump has declined steeply among groups that already hated him (obviously) but has also lost ground with several groups that were key to his electoral victory, including rural voters, whites, and evangelicals. But Romney voters still love him.
While Mr. Trump’s approval dropped among all groups of people who voted in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, he remains popular with his voters as well as those who backed Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
A Year Later, Trump Is Less Popular
Across Voting Blocs. See by How Much. [Karen Yourish and Blacki Migliozzi/New York Times]
(via Naked Capitalism)
Trump's 2017 #taxscam transferred more than a trillion dollars to the richest people in America, but when Trump talks about it, he likes to tout the bill's "opportunity zone" provisions that provided massive tax breaks to investors who put money into places that would supposedly create jobs and housing for poor Americans.
A post called "The Right Way to Reduce Your China Product Costs" on China Law Blog (previously) sounds like pretty anodyne stuff, but it turns out to be a catalog of several technothrillers' worth of ultra-weird, real-world skullduggery and chicanery from the world of late-stage capitalism and trade war.
It's a preview of just how badly things could go in 2020: the Kentucky gubernatorial race was narrowly decided for the Democratic candidate Andy Beshear, but the monumentally unpopular Trumpist incumbent Matt Bevin will not concede, and instead, he is repeating the Trumpist lie that "voter fraud" caused him to lose his office.
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