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OT: American Politics

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Pay attention to the math, Habsy

“He can’t escape his instincts, his desire to put people down, like Mitt Romney, or to talk about his ratings,” said former Representative Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican. “That’s why he’s not getting the George W. Bush post-9/11 treatment. A leader in this sort of crisis should have a 75-to-80-percent approval rating.”
Justin Trudeau has a 74% right now. In a system where you have more than one adversarial party, and approval ratings of over 40% are fairly rare.

In the American system it's really hard to have an approval rating lower than 50% and the Trump bump got him to 46.8%....
 

jeffbear

Mod Squad
Staff member
Math? Where? That’s not math. That’s blurting out whatever comes to mind.

The point however is taken.
It's opinion math ... which in the current environment is the same as actual math , apparently.

He's probably off by 10 percentage points, but the former congressman is not wrong, as you note.
 

Habspatrol

ADMINuteman
Staff member
Pay attention to the math, Habsy

“He can’t escape his instincts, his desire to put people down, like Mitt Romney, or to talk about his ratings,” said former Representative Carlos Curbelo, a Florida Republican. “That’s why he’s not getting the George W. Bush post-9/11 treatment. A leader in this sort of crisis should have a 75-to-80-percent approval rating.”
It's crazy to think just how easy it would have been for Trump to secure a second term. This pandemic should have gifted him the election if he could have just been human for a couple months.

I mean Doug Ford has probably doubled his approval rating.
 

hockeylover

Well-known member
Crazy that the US was at ~19,000 cases 3 weeks ago and now they're at 475,000.

Michigan, California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Florida are all at around 17,000-20,000 right now. Should be interesting to see how the measures they've taken help.
 

hockeylover

Well-known member
I find it bizarre that Trump's health experts repeatedly praise places for having low case numbers where you can clearly see that they're hardly testing. Surely they can see this?
 

leaffan2005

Well-known member
I find it bizarre that Trump's health experts repeatedly praise places for having low case numbers where you can clearly see that they're hardly testing. Surely they can see this?
And then he turns around and says they are doing a great job limiting cases and the only reason they have so many cases is because they are testing so much.

So yes, they understand. He just doesn't want to anger the red belt.
 

Tryamw

Well-known member
I'll still stand on the fact Gov. DeWine has done a great job in Ohio... I won't go there but that's due to when I go there I have a breakdown so I'll avoid Ohio at all costs :)
 

hockeylover

Well-known member
Trump doesn't think they need testing in Iowa, because they don't have a problem.

Points to Birx and says he thinks she would agree with him.

This is where the experts who are supposed to be babysitting Trump fail miserably, they're not helping. They're not educating. Everytime you let Trump speak for them, you undo everything they've said.
 

hockeylover

Well-known member
I'll still stand on the fact Gov. DeWine has done a great job in Ohio... I won't go there but that's due to when I go there I have a breakdown so I'll avoid Ohio at all costs :)
I think the governor was fairly early on social distancing restrictions but in terms of testing Ohio is one of the worst in the country for tests per capita.

Bottom 10 starting at lowest: Kansas, Texas, California, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Nebraska, Maine
 
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