NEWS AND OPINION:
So are some voters affected by buyer’s remorse? May very well be. Consider these findings from an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday. Opinions of former President Donald Trump look like changing for the higher since he departed the White House.
These opinions have “improved looking back” amongst U.S. adults, the poll evaluation said.
“When he reluctantly left office in January 2021, 38% approved of his work as president, essentially similar to President Biden’s rating now. But today, looking back, 48% say they approve of Trump’s performance when he was in office — matching his peak as president,” the poll evaluation noted.
“Essentially as many, 49%, now disapprove, down from 60% when he left the White House. Comparison with Biden could also be an element. Among the many 56% of Americans who disapprove of Biden’s work in office, a large 75% say that, looking back, they approve of Trump,” the evaluation said.
See more numbers and the poll particulars within the Poll du Jour at column’s end.
Tim Scott has a say
“America just isn’t a rustic in decline. But under President Biden, we’ve been a rustic in retreat,” declared Sen. Tim Scott in a campaign message released Monday, which compared two previous presidents.
The last time we saw this movie, it was within the Seventies when Jimmy Carter had us retreating from our values, retreating from labor. Ronald Reagan restored our work ethic, and he inspired this nation as the following president. Today, I feel America is standing at a time for selecting,” the South Carolina Republicans said.
“We will select grievance or greatness. We will select victimhood or victory. I do know my alternative. I’m going to fight for freedom, hope, and opportunity. We’d like a latest Reagan revolution in America,” Mr. Scott said in closing within the written message.
DeSantis takes on Newsom
Yes, after all the second big Republican primary debate is on Wednesday, showcasing the political prowess of the GOP candidates because the gear up for the 2024 presidential election.
But that’s not the one debate garnering attention.
Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity will moderate a “red vs. blue state debate” between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who can also be a GOP presidential candidate, and Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Nov. 30.
The 90-minute debate will happen at a location to be determined in Georgia and is ready to air on Fox News at 9 p.m.
“I’m looking forward to providing viewers with an informative debate in regards to the on a regular basis issues and governing philosophies that impact the lives of each American,” Mr. Hannity said in a written statement shared by Fox News with the Beltway.
“Hannity first raised the prospect of a debate with Governor Newsom during his exclusive sit-down this past June, following which, Governor DeSantis officially signed on to take part in July. It will mark the primary time the 2 outstanding governors will face off in a debate,” the network said, also in a press release.
The shutdown jitters
Americans proceed to watch political dramas, particularly those political dramas that might affect their pocketbooks.
“The potential of a government shutdown is becoming more real for a lot of Americans this week, and Google queries about what it will mean for people of their on a regular basis lives were spiking on Monday morning,” reported Nicole Lyn Pesce, a news editor for Market Watch.
The subject “government shutdowns within the U.S.” dominated Google search trends on Monday morning, based on the Google Trends page, which monitors user activities in real-time.
“Within the 4 hours before the workday kicked off at 9 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, search interest in how a shutdown would affect Social Security, veterans’ advantages and the U.S. dollar began to spike. A lot of these queries were marked as ‘breakout’ queries, meaning that search interest in them was greater than 5,000% higher than within the previous search period — on this case, 5,000% higher than 4 hours earlier,” Ms. Pesce said.
“As Google explains, this implies they ‘had an incredible increase, probably because these queries are latest and had few (if any) prior searches.’ For instance, a lot of these queries weren’t nearly as popular even one week ago,” she wrote.
“But now the shutdown is nigh. At issue in Washington is a disagreement between House conservatives and Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who reached a spending cope with President Joseph R. Biden earlier this 12 months. Conservatives want lower spending levels, and if there’s no agreement on either a longer-term or short-term budget by midnight Saturday, Sept. 30, the federal government will partially shut down Sunday, Oct. 1,’ Ms. Pesce advised.
Rescuing the cities
Who’s answerable for the weakened state of many American cities? One writer has the reply, and the title of his latest book tells all: “What’s Killing America: Contained in the Radical Left’s Tragic Destruction of Our Cities“ by Jason Rantz was released Monday by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.
The writer is a Seattle-based talk radio host who has witnessed this trend in that city — which is his hometown.
“For those of you who share my concerns in regards to the state of our cities, it’s vital to grasp why the Radical Left imagine what they do, how their policies are failing and what alternatives exist to combat and counter their agenda,” Mr. Rantz writes.
“We’ve been complacent for much too long, assuming the craziest elements of the Radical Left were confined to each coasts and that their ideas wouldn’t sweep the country,” he later noted.
“It’s time to take a better take a look at what’s happening in our country. These policies are what’s killing America,” warned the writer, who describes himself as “Seattle’s fresh, contemporary conservative voice.”
Poll du jour
91% of U.S. adults view current food prices as “not so good or poor.”
87% view current gas and energy prices as not so good or port.
75% view the incomes of “average Americans” as not so good or poor.
74% view the present state of the U.S. economy as not so good or poor.
57% rate the present unemployment rate within the U.S. as not so good or poor.
Source: An ABC News/Washington Post poll of 1,006 U.S. adults conducted Sept. 15-20.
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