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Trump is Americans’ Most Admired Man according to a poll; Biden ranks third

America’s Most Admired Man is President Donald Trump, according to a Gallup poll.

For 12 years, former President Barack Obama won the title of America’s Most Admired Man. According to a Gallup poll, Trump broke Obama’s winning streak with 18% of the vote. Obama came in second with 15%, while Joe Biden came in third with 6%.

Pat considered it odd how the president could poll so high among Americans for most admired man after allegedly losing the popular vote in the 2020 election.

“How does he win the presidency of the United States when he’s 12 points behind in admiration of Donald Trump?” Pat asked.

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New poll finds 60% of Americans don’t trust the media to report the news ‘fully, accurately, and fairly’

The distrust the American people have for the national media to provide fair and accurate reporting is continuing unabated, Gallup
revealed this week.

And it is not just Republicans — who have long had problems with the the nation’s TV and newspaper outlets — keeping the media’s numbers low. Independents have trust issues with the media — as do a fair share of the country’s Democrats.

What’s going on?

A new Gallup poll published Wednesday reveals that a majority of Americans do not trust the mass media to tell the full story.

According to Gallup, only 40% of U.S. adults admit to having “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly.” And 60% of adults say they have “not very much” trust or “none at all.”

Of the four options on level of trust — “a great deal,” “a fair amount,” “not very much,” and “none at all” — a plurality of respondents (33%) chose “none at all.”

The overall trust in media (40%) is the lowest it has been since 2016, when it dropped to 32%. And it hasn’t been above 50% since 2003.

Broken down by political affiliation, the data is not encouraging for the media.

Naturally, Republicans are unwilling to say they trust TV, newspapers, and radio to report the news accurately. This has been a decades-long fight for the GOP. And today, only 10% of Republicans are willing to say they trust the media. Some 58% of GOPers told Gallup they have no trust at all in the media.

But the news is not good among independents, either. Just over one-third (36%) of voters who identify as independent said they trust the media.

Even the party seen by many Americans as in bed with the liberal media is showing that it has some trust issues. Not even three-quarters (73%) of Democrats are willing to say they trust the media. Gallup noted that the share of Democrats who said they trust the media “a great deal” dropped from 24% to 16%.

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Most black Americans don’t want less police presence in their communities, poll shows

More than 80% of black Americans either want the same level of police presence in their communities, or an increased police presence, according to a recent Gallup poll.

In fact, 20% of black Americans feel their communities are under-policed and need more police presence, compared to only 17% of white Americans, while 61% of black Americans favor maintaining the current level of police presence.

At the same time, a higher percentage of black Americans reported seeing police often or very often when compared to white, hispanic, or Asian Americans. Most of the black Americans who reported seeing police often in their neighborhoods also said they wanted the same level of police presence, or an increase.

The problem, if conclusions can be drawn from the results of this poll, is not that there is too much police presence and interaction in black communities, but that the interactions that occur are viewed unfavorably by many black Americans. From Gallup:

Although Black Americans seem about as comfortable as Americans overall with the amount of police presence where they live, they differ markedly in their perceptions of how their local police might treat them if they were to interact.

Fewer than one in five Black Americans feel very confident that the police in their area would treat them with courtesy and respect. While similar to the 24% of Asian Americans saying the same, it is markedly lower than the 40% of Hispanic Americans and the 56% of White Americans who feel this way. This could either stem from Black Americans’ own negative experiences with the police or from their familiarity with people who have had negative encounters with law enforcement.

The poll results showed that black Americans who have had negative interactions with police in the past, or who have the least amount of confidence that they will be treated fairly and respectfully when they encounter police, are “much more likely” to want less police presence in the community.

The poll’s findings are notable during an era in which many protests and political efforts, often undertaken on behalf of black Americans, call for significantly defunding police departments, or in some cases, fully dismantling them.

A proposal to disband the Minneapolis Police Department failed to get on the November ballot, as the commission tasked with reviewing the proposal rejected it due to its vagueness. George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police Department officers in May, sparking weeks of anti-police riots and protests around the country.

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Viral CNN claim about COVID-19 vaccine, returning to ‘normal life’ completely misrepresented poll results

CNN claimed in a viral tweet this week that a recent Gallup survey showed the vast majority of Americans said they “need” a coronavirus vaccine before returning to normal life.

“68% of Americans say a coronavirus vaccine is needed before returning to normal life, a new survey finds,” CNN blasted on Twitter.

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As presented, the poll seemingly indicated support for extended lockdown orders because Americans remain too fearful to return to normal life.

Except that’s not what the Gallup survey indicated. In fact, CNN completely misrepresented what the poll found.

What did Gallup find?

Gallup asked: “How important are each of the following factors to you when thinking about your willingness to return to your normal activities?”

When specifically asked about a COVID-19 vaccine, 68% of respondents answered “very important.”

The respondents, however, did not say they “needed” a vaccine to return to normal life. Instead, they merely indicated that a vaccine is important when considering their willingness to return to normal life, which does not actually suggest they would not return to normal life without a vaccine.

Nicholas Grossman of ArcDigital wrote:

The article doesn’t link to any polls— never a good sign — but mentions “two Gallup surveys.” I searched Gallup’s polling on coronavirus, and the survey questions are less ambiguous regarding “normal life,” with results that differ substantially from CNN’s claim.

One question asks “how soon would you return to your normal day-to-day activities” if “there were no government restrictions,” giving four options. The most popular answer is “after the number of new cases declines significantly,” getting 40 percent in the most recent survey. The least popular answer is “after a coronavirus vaccine is developed.” Only 9 percent went with that.

Nine percent, you may have noticed, is less than 68 percent.

How did CNN respond?

The news outlet deleted its tweet with the false claim, and added a clarification to its story.

“CLARIFICATION: The headline on this post was updated to clarify that the survey found 68% of Americans say an available vaccine is very important before returning to normal life. The post was also clarified to emphasize that respondents were rating the importance of each benchmark to their willingness to return to regular activities,” the clarification says.

Grossman responded by saying that CNN’s clarified headline is not the “best framing” because the story still cherry-picks the Gallup survey to project its vaccines-are-necessary-to-end-lockdowns narrative.

But, Grossman wrote, “Unlike the original headline, the new one accurately conveys something in the Gallup survey.”

(H/T: Mediaite)

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Trump’s approval rating hits all-time high, support from independents surges to best-ever figure

President Donald Trump’s approval rating hit an all-time high in a new Gallup survey as support from independents surges despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Gallup released its latest presidential job approval survey on Friday, which showed 47% of independents endorse Trump’s job performance in the White House. This was up from 39% approval on April, and is the highest mark Trump has received from independents during his presidency.

Overall, Trump received a 49% approval rating from all respondents, which matches his all-time high in mid-March. Trump’s approval rating surged six points since the last Gallup presidential job approval survey from two weeks ago. There was 47% who disapproved of Trump.

The poll found that 93% of Republicans approved of the job Trump has been doing, versus 8% of Democrats.

Americans are split straight down the middle when asked if Trump is handling the COVID-19 pandemic correctly. Gallup found that 50% approve of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus situation, down 10% from last month’s poll. Approval from Republicans on Trump’s coronavirus actions is at 91%, 50% for independents, and 11% for Democrats.

Trump touted the positive approval rating on Twitter with a Saturday morning tweet.

“96% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Thank you! Also, just out, highest ever Approval Rating overall in the new Gallup Poll, and shows ‘Trump beating Sleepy Joe Biden.'”

Gallup surveyed 1,016 U.S. adults by telephone from April 14 to 28. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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More Americans approve of President Trump than the news media on handling of coronavirus

A majority of Americans polled approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, while most also say they disapprove of how the news media have handled the crisis, according to a Gallup poll.

What the numbers show: The poll asked respondents their opinion about nine different entities, and whether they approve or disapprove of how those entities have handled the situation.

The most approved-of entities were hospitals (88%), children’s schools or daycares (83%), the state government and your employer (both 82%), and government health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Health (80%).

“Americans are largely approving of how U.S. institutions and leaders are responding to the coronavirus situation,” Gallup’s Justin McCarthy wrote. “Hospitals are held in the highest regard during this health crisis, consistent with the high trust and ethical ratings medical and health workers receive in normal times.”

After that, there is a significant drop in approval rating to Vice President Mike Pence (61%), President Trump (60%) and Congress (59%). Then there’s another drop-off to get to the news media — the only entity listed that has a higher disapproval rating than approval rating.

Only 44% of respondents approve of the news media’s response to coronavirus, while 55% disapprove.

Partisan differences: Democrats who responded to the poll were much more likely to approve of the news media than Republicans. The poll showed that 61% of Democrats or Democratic-leaning respondents approved of the news media’s response to coronavirus, while only 25% of Republicans or Republican-leaning respondents approved.

There are, predictably, even wider gaps between political parties on the approval of Trump and Pence; 93% of Republican respondents approve of Trump compared to 29% of Democrats, and 88% of Republicans approve of Pence compared to 36% of Democrats.

About the poll: A random selection of 1,020 adults representing all 50 states and Washington, D.C. were polled by telephone between March 13 and March 22.

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Gallup: Trump’s approval rating jumps 5 points to 49%, matching his all-time high

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating jumped 5 percentage points to 49% in the latest Gallup survey, matching the highest mark of his presidency.

Trump enjoyed a 49% approval rating in late January and early February during the time of his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial. That week was a really good week for the president. But since then, his rating had dropped. Now it appears that the president is again enjoying a “small rally of public support,” as he has reclaimed his all-time high.

The bump is likely due to a favorable view of how Trump has handled the COVID-19 outbreak within the United States, Gallup reported:

Trump’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic may be behind his higher overall approval rating. Americans give the president generally positive reviews for his handling of the situation, with 60% approving and 38% disapproving. Ninety-four percent of Republicans, 60% of independents and 27% of Democrats approve of his response.

Trump also gained favor from two unlikely sources: Democrats and independents. While the president’s approval rating among Republicans held steady at just over 90%, his approval rating among Democrats grew by 6 points and grew among independents by 8 points in the recent survey.

Gallup noted that in times of crisis sitting presidents often experience a boost in favorability, especially among members of the opposing party. Trump’s ramped up response to the coronavirus, starting on March 11 with his national address on the seriousness of the issue and moving into his 15-day social distancing advisory on March 16, appears to have played a major factor in the bump to his rating.

It remains to be seen if that rally of support continues, especially as the president weighs relaxing community mitigation measures in order to save the economy. During a virtual Fox News town hall Tuesday, Trump announced that he hopes to reopen the country and get the economy “raring to go” by Easter.

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Gallup polling shows congressional Republicans faring better with Americans than Democrats after impeachment

Recent polling from Gallup shows that Americans approved more of congressional Republicans’ job performance than that of congressional Democrats following the conclusion of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial last month.

In the numbers released Tuesday, congressional Republicans’ job approval rating stood at 40%, compared with 35% for Democrats. Compared with Gallup results from October — a month after the start of the House’s impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump — Republicans saw an approval increase of six percentage points, while Democrats saw a decrease of three.

The telephone survey was conducted February 17-28 on a random sample of 1,020 Americans aged eighteen or over and has a 4% margin of error. It was the first such poll the company had conducted since Trump was impeached by the House in December and subsequently acquitted in the Senate, a post from Gallup’s Megan Brennan about the results explains.

The results also show that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) got a post-impeachment approval bump.

“McConnell’s favorability rating has increased by six points since October to 33% now, because of a 15-point jump to 62% among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents,” Brennan writes.

“Although, on a relative basis, McConnell’s favorability is not particularly high, it is his highest rating since Gallup’s first reading in 2010, and it is well above his personal low of 18% in 2015, the year he became the majority leader.”

In contrast, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her unfavorable numbers rise in the February poll.

The speaker’s favorability “is roughly the same as it was in October,” Brennan explains, but her unfavorability level among Americans increased five percentage points from 50% to 55% during the same time period — just one point below where it was just before the 2010 midterm elections when Republicans took control of the House.

The results follow Gallup results released just before the end of the impeachment trial early last month, which found that President Trump had the highest job approval rating of his presidency at 49%, while the Republican Party’s image polled at its highest level since 2005.

But while Gallup’s numbers show Republicans appear to have benefited in public opinion as a result of Congress’ impeachment efforts, things might change as the news cycle’s focus shifts to other matters going forward.

“In the coming months, as Americans’ memories of the impeachment fade, their opinions of political leaders may change,” Brennan concludes. “The coronavirus outbreak and the Democratic presidential nominating contests have already largely superseded Trump’s impeachment in the news.”

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Mitt Romney is now more popular with Democrats than with Republicans — and it’s not even close

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is viewed more favorably among Democrats than he is among members of his own party following his vote to impeach President Trump earlier this year, a new Gallup poll found.

The former GOP presidential nominee has seen his approval rating among Republicans fall dramatically from its high in November 2012, when 84% of Republicans viewed him favorably, to its new low in February 2020, when just 23% viewed him favorably — a massive 61-point drop.

Yet among Democrats, Romney’s approval rating has been steadily increasing since November 2012, when just 24% of Democrats viewed him favorably. By February 2020, that figure had jumped to 56%, a 32-point increase in that time span.

As Hot Air pointed out, this means that Romney’s current favorability rating among Republicans is one percentage point lower than it was among Democrats on the eve of the 2012 election.

As it stands, Romney is viewed more favorably among Democrats than he is among Republicans by 33 points. Among all U.S. adults, he has a 39% favorability rating.

Impeachment served Republicans well, but hurt Romney

The Gallup poll also found that the impeachment process against President Trump appeared to be a boon for Republicans on Capitol Hill.

The favorability rating for congressional Republicans jumped 6 percentage points to 40% since October, while Democrats’ rating sank 3 percentage points since October and is down to 35%. The increase for Republicans appears to be buoyed by a 13-point bump in support from within their own party.

The stark partisan view on impeachment also indicates why Romney’s favorability rating fell so dramatically among Republicans. Romney was the only Republican to break with his party and vote to convict President Trump on one of two impeachment charges lodged against him in the Senate impeachment trial last month.