Americans overwhelmingly disagree with Trump’s fake national emergency, and they want him sued for his actions.
Americans Hate The Wall and Trump’s ‘National Emergency’
According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll:
–61 percent disapprove, 36 percent approve Trump declaring a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.- Mexico border. (85 percent of Republicans approve, 84 percent of Democrats disapprove, 63 percent of independents disapprove)
–60 percent think his decision should be challenged in the courts, including 60 percent of independents
–58 percent do not think there is a national emergency at the border. (84 percent of Republicans and 90 percent of Trump supporters think there is. Democrats and independents don’t.)
–57 percent think Trump is misusing his presidential power. (89 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of independents think he is, while 80 percent of Republicans don’t).
The ‘National Emergency’ Is All About Trump’s Base
Trump said during his rambling Rose Garden announcement on February 15 that the declaration of a ‘national emergency’ to get his wall had nothing to do with keeping a campaign promise to his supporters, but the poll shows that decision was all about pleasing his base. Donald Trump is really bad at electoral math because instead of taking actions that could expand the pool of voters who might support him in 2020, this president has chosen to appeal only to the 36%-38% of the electorate that makes up his base of support.
In a two-candidate 2020 general election, Trump won’t be able to win with 36% of the vote.
Republicans have been warning Trump about this reality, but he refuses to listen.
The NPR/PBS/Marist poll says it all. 60% is against this president. Every action he takes only serves to dig the hole deeper. By appealing only to his base, Trump is losing ground for 2020, as a president who governs for only some of the people is destined to fail.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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