Are we talking about anything other than the President?
Yesterday, many people were circulating this article:
These were the top headlines:
The NFL story is not over:
Rush Limbaugh as a voice of principle. The bar is so low he’s over it. Where we are as a country. https://t.co/n4PSwSkus0— Brendan Nyhan (@BrendanNyhan) October 12, 2017
Today (it's October 11th, 2017), the main headlines are...
In political science, we talk about the "power of the agenda-setter". It has been 11 months, and there aren't policy victories to report but let's not pretend DT's tenure is a "failure", as many journalists like to tweet.
If DT's objective is to insert himself into people TVs, social media timelines, and conversations, then he's been winning that game for a long time. Well before he become president. And if his goal is to annoy/enrage liberals, he is doing quite well on that front as well...
Meanwhile, the latest YouGov poll (October 7 - 10, 2017; sample of 1500 US Adults) shows 6 in 10 Americans think the country is off on the wrong track. And that's during an economic expansion.
Worth noting that while DT's approval ratings remain high among his co-partisans, 33% of people who voted for him are unhappy about the direction of the country:
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