Isn’t it nice when the world makes sense?
Hospital and medical personnel, who are literally putting their lives on the line to treat COVID-19 patients, rightly came in number one in the poll. The people who take care of people’s children came in second, followed by the state government, the individual’s employers, and the federal government’s health leaders. Vice President Mike Pence, who has headed the government’s response to the virus, came in just slightly ahead of President Trump. The Congress and the media brought up the rear.
Considering the media’s portrayal of Trump and their hate-hate relationship with him, 60% probably seems like 100% to the president. And that’s a triumph.
A 60/40 split on public opinion is about as good as you could hope for in today’s polarized America. If Trump cured cancer, AIDS and the common cold he still would be despised by 100% of Democrats. Best of all is the timing. GHWB hit 90% approval near the midpoint of his term, but by election day that national warm fuzzy feeling had faded and he was defeated. Jimmy Carter was riding high when the Iranian Hostage Crisis began. He lost too.
If Ronald Reagan had run for reelection in 1982 he would likely have lost because of what was called the “Reagan Recession.” By 1984 the economy was booming and he won in a landslide. At this point, all Trump has to do is not screw up and November should be a cakewalk. (Knocks on wood)
It is no accident that the Democrats and the media are at the bottom. The only thing I find surprising is that their numbers aren’t even lower.