The wisdom of Solomon
Soon Democrats could be raising their hands in horror at an increasingly plausible scenario: a “red wave” that, far beyond denying them their much-expected impeachment, gives Trump the super majority he needs to pass virtually any legislation he wishes.
—Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post, June 1, 2018.
Maybe they already have
The Democrats failed to offer an alternative vision for America. They didn’t present a coherent policy agenda or any substantial reasons why they deserve more political control. Instead, they doubled down on the crazy. Their campaign amounted to accusations that Trump, and by extension many Americans and particularly white men, are racist, sexist, xenophobic, transphobic bigots. The Trump Republicans fight back against the unhinged mob, and the American people continue to reward them in the polls. Conservatives in Canada could learn a lot from this strategy.
—Candice Malcolm, Toronto Sun, Nov 7, 2018.
No of states in which Trump had a net positive approval rating at the start of his term:38
No. in which he had a net positive approval rating as of Nov. 5, 2018: 25
Average approval rating for U.S. Presidents, 1938-2018: 53%
Average approval rating in 8th quarter: 56%
Trump’s approval rating, week of Nov. 5-11: 38%
Rank of Trump’s approval rating among last 10 presidents in November of second year: 10