The rather liberal Gallup organization, who started presidential polling way back when, only to quit because they couldn’t seem to come up with the winner in their polls, has been keeping up one trend for the past 40 years or so. It’s been doing this “right direction/wrong direction” of the United States. And for the first time since 2005, it has topped 37%.
That is rather stunning when you consider all of the negative news the mainstream media is throwing out against our president. With the phony Russia investigation, all the crap going on with James Comey and the IG report, and formerly respected journalistic endeavors like the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and cable news hacks like CNN and MSNBC routinely making up negative stories about Donald Trump just to try and sway public opinion, it apparently isn’t working. Trump’s approval rating is nearing 50% in all polls, and surpassing it is several.
What I find interesting is that this “right direction/wrong direction” poll does tell quite a bit about how the country is feeling at a given point in time. Gallup has been doing it on a monthly basis for a long time now. While the left screams about how Donald Trump is doing a terrible job, and the country is going to hell in a handbasket, America seems to feel differently.
When you break down the numbers, obviously Republicans feel (with 68%) that America is on the right track, up 14% since the March/April survey. And predictably, Democrats feel America isn’t on the right track with only 13% agreeing with the GOP. That’s the same number as the earlier survey. What’s interesting is the middle. In our segmented society, Independents have gone from 25% to 36% in one month agreeing that we are on the right track.
Now, you have to realize that while 36% is far below half, it’s far above where America judged any previous Democrat (the last three being Obama, Clinton, and Carter). Even in the dot-com boom of Bill Clinton’s presidency, the poll only touched the 35% mark for one survey back in 1994. It has hit the 35% mark not once, but three times this year alone.
That would tell any normal person that clearly, something good is happening in America. Now, there are liberals out there that don’t believe that. They’ll tell you it was an outlier. That is hogwash. The stock market, the unemployment rate, the economy in general is up huge over where it had been under the last president. And it tells us one thing. We go to Democrats when we feel that we need to be suckled by the government. We go to Republicans when we get tired of sucking the public teet and realize that being independent and able to make our own decisions is always a better thing. Cradle to grave doesn’t work…it’s never worked…it never will work. There just isn’t enough money in the world to pay for all of those scattered ideas. And no one has ever been able to argue otherwise.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!