This was a long week for the Trump administration, but you wouldn’t be acknowledged with it if you looked at President Donald Trump’s approval ratings.
Paul Manafort was found culpable for eight counts related to his work in Ukraine after his business overseas became part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 election.
Meanwhile, Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in tax evasion and campaign finance infringements related to payments to Stormy Daniels.
Many pundits considered these two cases as evidence of President Trump’s failure, expecting that many would begin to turn against the president. Actually, CNN and MSNBC said the word “impeachment” 222 times in just one day.
Though the Trump administration experienced a chaotic week, the president’s approval ratings remained astonishingly solid.
According to data from polls conducted by NBC and the Wall Street Journal, the president’s approval rating is solid, sitting around 44 percent. Hart Research Associates discovered an approval rating of 46 percent. Any change within the approval ratings landed in the margin of error.
Pollster Bill McInturff told NBC that the president’s approval rating is “remarkably stable.” His opinions were repeated by his colleague Peter Hart, who said this weeks news “represents a fools gold opportunity rather than a silver bullet solution” for those hoping for Trump’s demise.
President Trump’s solid poll numbers are allegedly on the basis of his economic successes. The NBC poll showed that the majority of Americans trust Republicans on the economy than Democrats, with 14 points separating the parties.
Republicans also were more successful than Democrats on the handling of guns, taxes, and illegal immigration. Democrats, on the other hand, led Republicans in the area of environmental protection and healthcare.
In polling regarding the president’s legal scandals, it is more than obvious that while his approval numbers are solid, Republicans are losing trust from some Americans.
Democrats outpaced Republicans by 14 points when respondents were asked on
which party was better at dealing with ethical issues.
These issues will definitely be the main factor in the following 2018 midterm elections.