Who Values a Free and Independent Press? Apparently Not Trump…

It has long been recognized that Fox News is the home of Trump supporters. Fox is the place pro Trump folks go to get their pro Trump taking points. It makes little to no difference that much of the networks pro Trump spin is of questionable veracity.

But it seems trouble is brewing in the heretofore cozy relationship between Fox and Trump. Apparently the “Chosen One” is troubled because he perceives Fox as not “working for him” as much as he would like/demands. So much for presidential recognition that fr democracy to survive requires an independent and free press. Trump, being the narcissistic demagogue that he is has little use for a free and independent press. What Trump desires, and needs, is a well oiled compliant propaganda machine working for him 24/7.

This developing potential breakup between Trump and the Fox  Network may turn out to be great news if it results in declining support of Trump by the Network and among Fox regular viewers. Support Trump MUST have f he has a hope of winning reelection.

Even as Trump was tweeting his not-so-veiled demand for more obsequious coverage, USA Today and Suffolk University released a poll Wednesday that showed the significant overlap between Trump’s base and Fox. To wit:

  • Among those who “strongly approve” of Trump, 60 percent trust Fox News more than any other TV news outlet. Fox also accounts for 36 percent of those who simply “approve” of him.
  • In a 2020 matchup with a generic Democrat and a third-party candidate, Trump earns 54 percent of his support from those who trust Fox the most.
  • Of the 41 percent of people who have a favorable opinion of Trump, more than half of them say Fox is their most trusted news source (52 percent).
  • Among the remaining people who say they like Trump, most didn’t have a favorite news outlet. Just 16 percent of Trump supporters named some other outlet tested — whether CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, C-SPAN, Comedy Central or PBS/NPR. In other words, among people who seem to rely on TV news for their information enough to have a favorite, Fox-first viewers account for 4 out of every 5 Trump supporters.

There’s some guesswork involved here. Just because people trust Fox the most doesn’t mean they necessarily get lots of news from it. And just because they don’t have a favorite doesn’t mean they don’t watch TV news. But generally speaking, it’s clear Fox is the go-to for a huge portion of cable viewers who form Trump’s base.

He’re hoping Trump has grossly miscalculated and has indeed shot himself in his fat foot.

Full article BELOW the FOLD.

New Poll Shows Americans Do Not Want Trump To Remain In Office IN 2020……

We’ve been saying it’s  time for Trump to move out, move on, and let the country regain the opportunity to repair the damage Trump has wrought both at home and globally in 2020. Apparently a broad majority of Americans agree with us. Although personally I strongly support impeachment.

A new poll finds that a strong majority of voters believes that President Trump does not deserve a second term in office.

A Monmouth University survey released Wednesday found that only 37 percent of voters believe Trump should be reelected, while 60 percent said they think it’s time to have someone new in the White House.

That’s the highest percentage of voters saying they’re eager for change since Monmouth first began asking the question in November. The numbers come weeks ahead of Trump’s expected official launch for his 2020 reelection campaign.

Trump’s approval rating is at 40 percent positive and 52 percent negative. That’s at the low end of his approval ratings for the past 12 months, during which time his positive rating has been from 40 to 44 percent and his negative rating has ranged from 46 to 54 percent.

The president’s approval rating remains high among Republicans, at 86 percent positive. Thirty-seven percent of independents have a favorable view of Trump, compared to 50 percent who view him unfavorably.

The poll also found deep pessimism about the direction of the country, with 29 percent of respondents saying the U.S. is on the right track and 63 percent saying it is headed in the wrong direction.

espite the desire to elect Trump’s replacement in 2020, a majority of voters, 56 percent, say Trump should not be impeached and compelled to leave office, while 39 percent support impeachment and removal.

“A majority want someone else in the Oval Office, but are willing to wait until the next election,” said Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray.

SOURCE

America now recognizes it made a big mistake electing The Donald to the presidency, a fully unqualified individual for the Office of the Presidency. Washington as well as the entire country is dying for a breath of fresh air and honesty. Both things Trump has destroyed since his first day in office in January 2017.

Uncle Joe Off To A Good Early Sart……

a close up of text on a white background: Biden leads Trump by 6 points in first post-announcement poll

Off to a good start. Not that this is surprising.  So, if 16 of the now 20 announced democratic candidates realize they are really lightweights with no chance of getting the nomination and drop out it will be a very good thing. The last thing the democrats need is a dog and pony show with the party eating its own. Job one is to thoroughly discredit Trump and bury him in a landslide come November 2020.

If Trump keeps being Trump and Biden can remain gaffe free and focused on an agenda the majority of American’s can relate to and support he may just be the nominee.

SOURCE with full article and graphic charts.