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Covering Trump: The more things change, the more they don’t

by Michael Polzella
Washington Women in Journalism

A lot has happened over the last four months. On the policy side, we’ve seen everything from tariff threats to Syrian strikes. While at the White House, chaos reigns supreme with cabinet shake-ups and new legal troubles for President Trump’s personal attorney.

Yet, voter opinions of the president have remained pretty stable overall. Since January 2018, the president’s overall job approval ratings have averaged between 39 and 42 percent, and his disapproval ratings have stayed in the narrow range of 53 to 56 percent.

Views of the president are hardened. It will take something extraordinary to change those perceptions.

Amy Walter, National Editor, The Cook Political Report and Political Analyst, PBS NewsHour

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Eileen Kennedy April 26, 2018 - 10:58 am

I would like to hear how you think we have reached such gridlock. If i were a evangelical christian i would be done with trump long before this. what keeps them supporting him? what keeps the working class man suporting him without changes favorable to his position in the industry TheY works in? The xenophobics do not have a wall and the muslim ban may be watered down. why do they continue to support? Moderate republican leadership like the bushes have condemned him and some conservative Thoughtful commentators have censored him like david from.Is it just still too soon? Are the alternative facts people winning with alternatve views to hold this together? What do you think is happening?

Annie o’Neil April 26, 2018 - 11:37 pm

Amy, since the whole trump is “extraordinary” what else can we look forward to?

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