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Old 08-24-2019, 11:44 AM
 
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President Trump has never been over 50% in the approval polls. But for much of his time in office, he has had higher approval ratings than Barack Obama did at similar points in his presidency.

How does President Trump's approval ratings compare to those of other G7 country leaders, who he is meeting with in France this weekend? Actually he is more popular than 5 out of 6, with the only exception being Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe. Here is the list, followed by an article:

48.8% - Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe
43.3% - American President Donald Trump
41.0% - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
32.0% - German Chancellor Angela Merkel
31.0% - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
28.0% - French President Emmanuel Macron
Just Resigned Last Week - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

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At the G7, Trump Is One of the Popular Ones

Donald Trump is an unpopular president. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average as of Friday afternoon, only 43.3% of Americans approve of his performance. FiveThirtyEight, which weights polls by quality, sample size and partisan lean, puts the average at 41.6%.

But as the president meets with leaders of the other G7 countries in the French resort city of Biarritz this weekend, he can take solace in the fact that he’s more popular than almost all of his peers. The lone exception seems to be Japanese premier Shinzo Abe, whose cabinet’s approval rating is 48.8% (to only 35% disapproval) in the Japan Political Pulse poll aggregator maintained by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA.

Only 32% of Germans polled for broadcaster ARD a few weeks ago said they were satisfied with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval rating was 41% in one recent poll and 39% in another (and in the second poll, by Ipsos, only 33% agreed that he “has done a good job and deserves to be re-elected”). In the U.K., only 31% have a positive opinion of brand-new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, according to YouGov. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte just resigned, so while he remains in office until a new government is formed and the current governing coalition still has a majority in polls, I don’t think he can really be counted as riding on a wave of approval.

{More at the link}
So President Trump is doing pretty good compared to the rest of this lot.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:47 AM
 
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These other countries have a parliamentary system though, not a two-party duopoly that restricts voices and choices for the American people.

So its not really comparable. Anyone can create a new party there, gain lots of seats in their version of Congress and be a huge factor in shaping policy.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:57 AM
 
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The EU is on the verge of collapse. I’m surprised some of their numbers are not in the negatives. Merkel for example seems to be hell bent on destroying Germany.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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The EU is on the verge of collapse. Iím surprised some of their numbers are not in the negatives. Merkel for example seems to be hell bent on destroying Germany.
Well, one of the four European leaders has just resigned and all three of the others are in the lower 30's. Can we agree that dropping into the 20's is a big negative, albeit not technically "negative" in whole number terms?

The Western world is not pleased with the establishment left's globablist collectivist agenda and these numbers clearly reflect that.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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But for much of his time in office, he has had higher approval ratings than Barack Obama did at similar points in his presidency.

that's not true. rasmussen is the only poll i know of where obama has been lower than trump at equal points in their presidency. trump has yet to top obama in the RCP average.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:35 PM
 
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These other countries have a parliamentary system though, not a two-party duopoly that restricts voices and choices for the American people.

So its not really comparable. Anyone can create a new party there, gain lots of seats in their version of Congress and be a huge factor in shaping policy.
Yup-- like comparing apples and a hamburger -- can't do it.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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These other countries have a parliamentary system though, not a two-party duopoly that restricts voices and choices for the American people.

So its not really comparable. Anyone can create a new party there, gain lots of seats in their version of Congress and be a huge factor in shaping policy.
Exactly. For instance in Canada we currently have MP's from 7 different parties, plus independents with seats in Parliament.

The " love " is spread around much differently than just a choice of 2.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:24 PM
 
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These other countries have a parliamentary system though, not a two-party duopoly that restricts voices and choices for the American people.

So its not really comparable. Anyone can create a new party there, gain lots of seats in their version of Congress and be a huge factor in shaping policy.
Pretty much. In the case of Trudeau a 41% approval rating exists in a 5 party system, not a 2 party duopoly. In other words Trump's goose is cooked.

(sorry if I repeated others I'm lazy today)
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:33 PM
 
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Yup-- like comparing apples and a hamburger -- can't do it.
You meant hamberder right?



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Old 08-24-2019, 03:33 PM
 
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Pretty much. In the case of Trudeau a 41% approval rating exists in a 5 party system, not a 2 party duopoly. In other words Trump's goose is cooked.

(sorry if I repeated others I'm lazy today)
It's the weekend, you're allowed to be lazzzzzzzzzzz
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