New Poll Stacks President Donald Trump Against Previous Presidents | NBC News Now

New Poll Stacks President Donald Trump Against Previous Presidents | NBC News Now


>>>THE LATEST NBC NEWS/”WALL>>>THE LATEST NBC NEWS/”WALL STREET JOURNAL” POLL HAS GOOD STREET JOURNAL” POLL HAS GOOD AND BAD NEWS FOR TRUMP. AND BAD NEWS FOR TRUMP. THAT POLL ASKED MERPAMERICANS HO THAT POLL ASKED MERPAMERICANS HO THEY FEEL ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S THEY FEEL ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S OVERALL JOB PERFORMANCE, THE OVERALL JOB PERFORMANCE, THE ECONOMY AND HOW HE HANDLED THE ECONOMY AND HOW HE HANDLED THE MASS SHOOTINGS IN DAYTON AND EL MASS SHOOTINGS IN DAYTON AND EL PASO. PASO. STEVE KORNACKI HERE TO BREAK STEVE KORNACKI HERE TO BREAK DOWN THIS POLL. DOWN THIS POLL. LET’S START WITH THE GOOD NEWS LET’S START WITH THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE PRESIDENT. FOR THE PRESIDENT. WHAT IS FAVORABLE FOR HIM IN WHAT IS FAVORABLE FOR HIM IN HERE? HERE?>>YEAH, YOU KNOW, NOT A LOT OF>>YEAH, YOU KNOW, NOT A LOT OF GREAT NEWS FOR HIM BUT PROBABLY GREAT NEWS FOR HIM BUT PROBABLY TWO THINGS FROM TRUMP’S TWO THINGS FROM TRUMP’S STANDPOINT MAYBE HE CAN BUILD STANDPOINT MAYBE HE CAN BUILD ON. ON. NUMBER ONE IS STRICTLY LOOKING NUMBER ONE IS STRICTLY LOOKING AT HIS PERFORMANCE ON THE AT HIS PERFORMANCE ON THE ECONOMY. ECONOMY. ASKING FOLKS THE QUESTION, DO ASKING FOLKS THE QUESTION, DO YOU APPROVE OF DONALD TRUMP’S YOU APPROVE OF DONALD TRUMP’S HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY? HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY? HE’S IN POSITIVE TERRITORY THERE HE’S IN POSITIVE TERRITORY THERE AT 49% APPROVE OF HIS HANDLING AT 49% APPROVE OF HIS HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY. OF THE ECONOMY. 46% DISAPPROVE. 46% DISAPPROVE. OBVIOUSLY, IF THAT WAS YOUR OBVIOUSLY, IF THAT WAS YOUR OVERALL APPROVAL RATING, THAT OVERALL APPROVAL RATING, THAT WOULD BE A PRETTY POSITIVE SIGN WOULD BE A PRETTY POSITIVE SIGN FOR RE-ELECTION. FOR RE-ELECTION. STRICTLY ON THE ECONOMY, THAT’S STRICTLY ON THE ECONOMY, THAT’S NOT A BAD NUMBER FOR DONALD NOT A BAD NUMBER FOR DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. THE OTHER THING THAT MAY BE THE OTHER THING THAT MAY BE ENCOURAGING FROM THE TRUMP ENCOURAGING FROM THE TRUMP STANDPOINT IS THE NEGATIVE VIEWS STANDPOINT IS THE NEGATIVE VIEWS OF HIS LIKELY DEMOCRATIC OF HIS LIKELY DEMOCRATIC OPPONENTS. OPPONENTS. IF YOU ASK THAT QUESTION, DO YOU IF YOU ASK THAT QUESTION, DO YOU HAVE A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE VIEW HAVE A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE VIEW OF X, FOR ELIZABETH WARREN, FOR OF X, FOR ELIZABETH WARREN, FOR BERNIE SANDERS, AND NOW FOR JOE BERNIE SANDERS, AND NOW FOR JOE BIDEN, ALL OF THEM ARE IN BIDEN, ALL OF THEM ARE IN NEGATIVE TERRITORY. NEGATIVE TERRITORY. MORE PEOPLE NOW SAY THEY HAVE A MORE PEOPLE NOW SAY THEY HAVE A NEGATIVE VIEW OF ALL THREE OF NEGATIVE VIEW OF ALL THREE OF THOSE PROSPECTIVE DEMOCRATIC THOSE PROSPECTIVE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES THAN A POSITIVE VIEW. CANDIDATES THAN A POSITIVE VIEW. SO THE POSSIBILITY THERE FOR SO THE POSSIBILITY THERE FOR DONALD TRUMP, OBVIOUSLY, I THINK DONALD TRUMP, OBVIOUSLY, I THINK IF HE’S GOING TO WIN RE-ELECTION IF HE’S GOING TO WIN RE-ELECTION IN 2020, HE’S PROBABLY GOING TO IN 2020, HE’S PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE TO WIN IT UGLY. HAVE TO WIN IT UGLY. IT’S PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE TO IT’S PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK LIKE IT DID IN 2016. LOOK LIKE IT DID IN 2016. AND ONE OF THE THINGS HE NEEDED AND ONE OF THE THINGS HE NEEDED IN 2016 WAS FOR HIS OPPONENT, IN 2016 WAS FOR HIS OPPONENT, HILLARY CLINTON, TO BE VERY HILLARY CLINTON, TO BE VERY UNPOPULAR. UNPOPULAR. THERE ARE SIGNS THAT MAYBE THE THERE ARE SIGNS THAT MAYBE THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE LIKELY TO RUN DEMOCRATS WHO ARE LIKELY TO RUN AGAINST HIM MAY END UP PRETTY AGAINST HIM MAY END UP PRETTY UNPOPULAR, TOO. UNPOPULAR, TOO.>>THOSE POLL NUMBERS WERE TAKEN>>THOSE POLL NUMBERS WERE TAKEN BEFORE THAT BIG DROP IN THE DOW. BEFORE THAT BIG DROP IN THE DOW. 800 POINTS LAST WEDNESDAY. 800 POINTS LAST WEDNESDAY. HOW DOES THAT PLAY INTO THINGS? HOW DOES THAT PLAY INTO THINGS? OBVIOUSLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE MUCH OBVIOUSLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE MUCH MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ECONOMY MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ECONOMY NOW. NOW.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. WELL, WHEN I SAY NOT A LOT OF WELL, WHEN I SAY NOT A LOT OF GREAT NEWS FOR TRUMP IN THE GREAT NEWS FOR TRUMP IN THE POLLS, THAT’S THE OTHER WAY OF POLLS, THAT’S THE OTHER WAY OF LOOKING AT THAT QUESTION ON THE LOOKING AT THAT QUESTION ON THE ECONOMY. ECONOMY. BEFORE THAT, HE WAS 49% APPROVAL BEFORE THAT, HE WAS 49% APPROVAL ON THE ECONOMY. ON THE ECONOMY. 46% DISAPPROVE, OBVIOUSLY. 46% DISAPPROVE, OBVIOUSLY. A QUESTION IS, HAS THE LAST WEEK A QUESTION IS, HAS THE LAST WEEK CHANGED ANYTHING ON THAT? CHANGED ANYTHING ON THAT? AND I THINK A BIGGER QUESTION AND I THINK A BIGGER QUESTION OF, IS THE ECONOMY NOW, HAS IT OF, IS THE ECONOMY NOW, HAS IT MOVED IN A MORE NEGATIVE MOVED IN A MORE NEGATIVE DIRECTION? DIRECTION? WE SEE SOME OMINOUS SIGNS, BUT WE SEE SOME OMINOUS SIGNS, BUT IF THE ECONOMY MOVED IN THAT IF THE ECONOMY MOVED IN THAT DIRECTION AND HE’S STARTING OUT DIRECTION AND HE’S STARTING OUT AT 49%, 46% APPROVE ON THE AT 49%, 46% APPROVE ON THE ECONOMY, COULD THAT NUMBER GET ECONOMY, COULD THAT NUMBER GET WORSE FOR HIM? WORSE FOR HIM? IF THAT’S HIS BEST NUMBER NOW, IF THAT’S HIS BEST NUMBER NOW, IN GOOD ECONOMIC TIMES IN THE IN GOOD ECONOMIC TIMES IN THE NEXT YEAR-PLUS BRINGS LESS NEXT YEAR-PLUS BRINGS LESS POSITIVE ECONOMIC NEWS, THAT POSITIVE ECONOMIC NEWS, THAT COULD BE A NEGATIVE FOR HIM. COULD BE A NEGATIVE FOR HIM. SO, YEAH, WHEN I SAY IT’S NOT A SO, YEAH, WHEN I SAY IT’S NOT A GREAT GOAL, THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S GREAT GOAL, THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THAT. PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THAT.>>SO, STEVE, GIVEN THAT>>SO, STEVE, GIVEN THAT INFORMATION AND ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION AND ACCORDING TO THE POLL, ARE PEOPLE WHO THINK HE’S POLL, ARE PEOPLE WHO THINK HE’S DEALING WITH A GOOD JOB WITH THE DEALING WITH A GOOD JOB WITH THE ECONOMY LIKELY TO VOTE FOR THE ECONOMY LIKELY TO VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT IN 2020? PRESIDENT IN 2020?>>A LOT OF THEM ARE, YEAH.>>A LOT OF THEM ARE, YEAH. HIS OVERALL APPROVAL RATING WE HIS OVERALL APPROVAL RATING WE SAY ON THE ECONOMY IS 49% SAY ON THE ECONOMY IS 49% APPROVE. APPROVE. 46% DISAPPROVE. 46% DISAPPROVE. HIS OVERALL APPROVAL RATING, THE HIS OVERALL APPROVAL RATING, THE COMPLETE JOB HE’S DOING AS COMPLETE JOB HE’S DOING AS PRESIDENT, IT’S NOT QUITE PRESIDENT, IT’S NOT QUITE KEEPING PACE, THOUGH, WITH THAT KEEPING PACE, THOUGH, WITH THAT NUMBER ON THE ECONOMY. NUMBER ON THE ECONOMY. IT’S 43% APPROVE OVERALL. IT’S 43% APPROVE OVERALL. 49% ON THE ECONOMY. 49% ON THE ECONOMY. AND WHAT HE’S LOSING THERE IS A AND WHAT HE’S LOSING THERE IS A POTENTIALLY CRITICAL NUMBER OF POTENTIALLY CRITICAL NUMBER OF VOTERS. VOTERS. SMALL BUT POTENTIALLY CRITICAL SMALL BUT POTENTIALLY CRITICAL WHO THINK HE’S DOING A GOOD JOB WHO THINK HE’S DOING A GOOD JOB ON THE ECONOMY BUT DON’T LIKE ON THE ECONOMY BUT DON’T LIKE HOW HE’S HANDLING THE PRESIDENCY HOW HE’S HANDLING THE PRESIDENCY OVERALL. OVERALL. THAT GETS TO HIS BEHAVIOR AS THAT GETS TO HIS BEHAVIOR AS PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. MAYBE IT’S WHAT HE SAYS ON MAYBE IT’S WHAT HE SAYS ON TWITTER. TWITTER. MAYBE IT’S MORE GENERALLY THE MAYBE IT’S MORE GENERALLY THE WAY HE USES THE BULLY PULPIT WAY HE USES THE BULLY PULPIT INSULTING PEOPLE, BEING VERY INSULTING PEOPLE, BEING VERY INFLAMMATORY, IN PARTICULAR, IN INFLAMMATORY, IN PARTICULAR, IN THE WAKE OF THE MASS SHOOTINGS THE WAKE OF THE MASS SHOOTINGS IN EL PASO AND DAYTON. IN EL PASO AND DAYTON. THE QUESTION IS ASKED, DO YOU THE QUESTION IS ASKED, DO YOU APPROVE OF HOW THE PRESIDENT APPROVE OF HOW THE PRESIDENT HANDLED THOSE MASS SHOOTINGS? HANDLED THOSE MASS SHOOTINGS? THE MAJORITY DISAPPROVE. THE MAJORITY DISAPPROVE. 52% IN THIS POLL DISAPPROVE OF 52% IN THIS POLL DISAPPROVE OF TRUMP’S HANDLING OF THOSE TRUMP’S HANDLING OF THOSE INSTANCES. INSTANCES. 36% APPROVE. 36% APPROVE. TRADITIONALLY WITH PRESIDENTS IN TRADITIONALLY WITH PRESIDENTS IN MOMENTS OF NATIONAL CRISIS, MOMENTS OF NATIONAL CRISIS, MOMENTS OF NATIONAL TRAGEDY, YOU MOMENTS OF NATIONAL TRAGEDY, YOU TEND TO SEE A PUBLIC RALLYING TEND TO SEE A PUBLIC RALLYING AROUND THE PRESIDENT, AT LEAST AROUND THE PRESIDENT, AT LEAST ON THAT. ON THAT. THAT’S NOT BEEN THE CASE WITH THAT’S NOT BEEN THE CASE WITH DONALD TRUMP AND THAT MIGHT BE DONALD TRUMP AND THAT MIGHT BE ONE OF THE REASONS WHY EVEN SOME ONE OF THE REASONS WHY EVEN SOME FOLKS, NOT A LOT, BUT SOME FOLKS FOLKS, NOT A LOT, BUT SOME FOLKS WHO THINK HE’S DOING A GOOD JOB WHO THINK HE’S DOING A GOOD JOB ON THE ECONOMY DON’T GIVE HIM ON THE ECONOMY DON’T GIVE HIM GOOD GRADE OVERALL. GOOD GRADE OVERALL. IN A CLOSE ELECTION, THAT CAN BE IN A CLOSE ELECTION, THAT CAN BE SIGNIFICANT. SIGNIFICANT.>>STEVE, WE JUST THREW A LOT OF>>STEVE, WE JUST THREW A LOT OF NUMBERS AT PEOPLE. NUMBERS AT PEOPLE. IF WE ASKED OUR VIEWSERS IF THEY IF WE ASKED OUR VIEWSERS IF THEY WANTED A GENERAL TAKEAWAY FROM WANTED A GENERAL TAKEAWAY FROM THIS, HOW SHOULD THEY VIEW THIS THIS, HOW SHOULD THEY VIEW THIS POLL? POLL? WHAT DOES IT SAY BIG PICTURE FOR WHAT DOES IT SAY BIG PICTURE FOR THE PRESIDENT? THE PRESIDENT?>>YEAH, I THINK BIG PICTURE FOR>>YEAH, I THINK BIG PICTURE FOR THE PRESIDENT, A 43% APPROVAL THE PRESIDENT, A 43% APPROVAL RATING IS EXTREMELY SHAKY FOR AN RATING IS EXTREMELY SHAKY FOR AN INCUMBENT PRESIDENT TO TAKE INTO INCUMBENT PRESIDENT TO TAKE INTO RE-ELECTION. RE-ELECTION. FROM TRUMP’S STANDPOINT HE FROM TRUMP’S STANDPOINT HE PROBABLY WANTS THAT TO BE A PROBABLY WANTS THAT TO BE A COUPLE POINTS HIGHER AND THE BIG COUPLE POINTS HIGHER AND THE BIG VARIABLE, THE BIG X-FACTOR IS VARIABLE, THE BIG X-FACTOR IS THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY. THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY. WHERE IS IT NOW VERSUS WHERE IS WHERE IS IT NOW VERSUS WHERE IS IT A YEAR FROM NOW? IT A YEAR FROM NOW? A YEAR-PLUS FROM NOW? A YEAR-PLUS FROM NOW? IF IT MOVES INTO A WORSE PLACE, IF IT MOVES INTO A WORSE PLACE, MOVES INTO A SUBSTANTIALLY WORSE MOVES INTO A SUBSTANTIALLY WORSE PLACE AND HE’S ALREADY SHAKY TO PLACE AND HE’S ALREADY SHAKY TO BEGIN WITH, THAT’S WHEN YOU GET BEGIN WITH, THAT’S WHEN YOU GET INTO POTENTIALLY THE BOTTOM INTO POTENTIALLY THE BOTTOM FALLING OUT TERRITORY. FALLING OUT TERRITORY. BUT WE WILL SEE, POLITICALLY. BUT WE WILL SEE, POLITICALLY. WE’LL SEE WHERE THAT GOES, WE’LL SEE WHERE THAT GOES, THOUGH, FOR HIM. THOUGH, FOR HIM.>>WE’VE GOT A WAYS TO GO.

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