Mainstream media on another Republican President

*It just never ends, does it? This is a Time cover from 2006 when George Bush was President. Clearly Time didn’t care for him any more than it and the rest of the mainstream media does for President Trump.*

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Trump approval rating rises

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

At the same time, the stock market has advanced more than 10 percent since the election to post a $3+ trillion advance in investors’ pocketbooks.

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The latest figures include 37% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 38% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -1. (see trends).

Forty-five percent (45%) of voters think the country is headed in the right direction. This is the sixth week in a row that this finding has been in the mid-40s after running in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016. 

Tony

“Profound” Racial Disparity in Philadelphia Gun Violence – Study

Deaths and injuries from gun violence occur at higher rates in the United States compared to other developed countries. Yet, there has been relatively little public health research aimed at understanding and preventing this important threat to health. In a Viewpoint published this week in JAMA Surgery, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, argue for more research on firearm injury, including the establishment of a national database on incidents of gun violence. The authors point to recent research showing that in Philadelphia, gun murders and injuries are much more strongly associated with race than neighborhood income levels.

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“Firearm violence is still largely a taboo research subject,” said lead author Jessica Beard, MD, MPH, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery at Penn Medicine. “We struggle to obtain even basic information on its epidemiology. We need data to accurately assess the overall extent and geographic distribution of this problem.”
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U.S. finally on ‘right track’ – Poll

Despite what we hear from the mainstream media, the country is straightening itself out under the stewardship of President Trump.

Forty-six percent (46%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending February 16.

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That’s up a point from the previous week. This is the fourth week in a row that this finding has been in the mid-40s after running in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016. The latest finding is higher that any week during the Obama presidency. (emphasis mine

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The national telephone survey of 2.500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from February 12-16, 2017. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Tony