For John, BLUF: Nobody is really happy. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Rasmussen, for Thursday, April 13, 2017. Here is the lede plus one:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-two percent (52%) disapprove.On the other hand, there is this, from Gallup, and Writer Jim Norman, on 11 April:
The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13. (see trends).
Congressional job approval declined to 20% in April, eight points lower than the seven-year high reached in February after Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. The drop was driven mainly by a loss of support among Republicans, whose approval fell from 50% two months ago to 31% in April.Then on the Democratic Party side, in a revolution that looks like the Republican Party in 2015 and 2016, the "grass roots" is upset with the establishment.
This is from McVlatchy and Reporter Alex Roarty.
Here are the first three paragraphs:
Liberal activists are unleashing their fury on the Democratic Party establishment for failing to recognize that rampant disgust with President Donald Trump is now fueling an enthusiasm among voters that could turn even Republican districts blue.I do think the thing is they are trying to put lipstick on a big. A seven percentage point difference is nothing to sneeze at. And a lot of Republicans are still quite happy with President Trump, like "Joseph" on the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show today.
After a longshot Democratic candidate came within seven points of winning a Kansas district that has been Republican for more than 20 years, progressive strategists blamed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for not putting enough money and resources into the race, and national operatives more broadly for too little attention.
"To the Washington Democratic insiders who wrote this race off before it began, it’s time to wake up and realize that the grassroots expects this resistance effort to be waged unflinchingly in every single county and every single state across the country,” said Jim Dean, president of Democracy for America, a progressive advocacy group.
Hat tip to the Drudge Report.
Regards — Cliff