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Trump Forum Approval Poll (October 2017)


Donald Trump Forum Approval Poll (October)   

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  1. 1. Which of the following Donald Trump events/decisions do you support?

    • The majority of his cabinet selections (Tillerson, Mnuchin, Mattis, Sessions, Price, DeVos, Carson, Perry, Kelly, etc.)
    • The majority of his cabinet-level selections (Bannon, Priebus, Kushner, Conway, Miller as advisers and staff; Haley as UN Amb; Huntsman as Russian Amb., Flynn at Nat Sec.)
    • The majority of his firing or forced resignations (Bannon, Comey, Priebus, Flynn, Spicer, Price); and his replacements (Kelly, Huckabee-Sanders, McMaster and others)
    • Appointing Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, who is likely to serve at least 30 years.
    • Relationship with the media
    • Use of Twitter as his primary means of communication and as an instrument of policy
    • His preferred rhetoric and tone when addressing supporters and handling opposition.
    • In general, his response to hurricane emergencies in Coastal Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico (and soon New Orleans, it seems)
    • His handling and relationship with Russia, including the revealing of classified information to Russia.
    • His handling and relationship with North Korea and Kim Jong Un
    • His handling of the Russian probe
    • Re-energizing the War on Drugs, including ordering maximum sentences for drug offenses
    • Leaning towards "Pro-Life" policies, and making it harder for women to get abortions
    • Handling of the economy
    • Re-instituting the Keystone XL and Dakota Pipelines
    • Numerous attempts to repeal Obamacare (all have failed so far)
    • Restrictive immigration policy, a 40% increase in arrests of undocumented workers, travel bans for numerous countries.
    • LGBT policy: Banning transgendered military personnel from serving in defense of our nation, scaling back LGBT protections in the workplace
    • In general, handling of White Nationalist protesters and counter-protesters.
    • None of these are positives for his legacy
  2. 2. part 2 of the above

    • His handling and relationship with Mexico, including trying to force the country to build a border wall
    • Protectionist policies, including withdrawing from Trans-Pacific Partnership, and renegotiating and planning to withdraw from other Free Trade agreements
    • Handling of potential conflicts of interest
    • Costs of trips -- In one month, Trump's travel expenses cost tax payers as much as Obama's trips cost in an entire year.
    • Handling of opposition within his own party
    • Handling of opposition outside of his own party
    • Slashed federal regulations
    • Cancelled Paris Climate Agreement
    • Backing out of his promise to drain the swamp by filling offices with former member of Goldman Sachs, and similar financial institutions and with establishment Republicans and generals
    • Backed out of a promise to officially declare China a currency manipulator, accepting advise not to do so.
    • Backing out of his promise to "lock Hillary Clinton up"
    • Reversed Obama's executive order on guns
    • Scrapping the Iran Deal (to be announced this week)
    • In general, his near-obsessive drive to erase Barack Obama's legacy
    • His selection of Mike Pence as VP
    • His handling of the preservation and defense of the US Constitution
    • Siding with Democrats on the debt ceiling
    • None of the above
  3. 3. Part 2: In what areas has Donald Trump shown a superior quality as president (these come from a Siena Presidential Ranking poll)

    • Background (use of education and his experience)
    • Party Leadership
    • Communication Ability
    • Relations with Congress
    • Court appointments
    • Handling of the Economy
    • Luck
    • Ability to compromise
    • Willing to take risks
    • Executive appointments
    • Overall ability
    • Imagination
    • Domestic accomplishment
    • Integrity
    • Executive ability
    • Foreign policy accomplishments
    • Leadership ability
    • Intelligence
    • Avoiding crucial mistakes
    • Donald Trump does not show a superior quality in any of these presidential traits.


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Since the election, @ThePotatoWalrus has really been drinking the cool aid, he thinks Trump is superior in every single presidential quality. His posts also come off more as a troll than someone with a true independent mind. Even Obama supporters were often critical about things he did, and saw weaknesses in certain aspects of his ability.  

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