Michelle Obama announces the release of her highly anticipated first memoir, "Becoming." The book will hit shelves in November 2018 and will be published in more than 24 different languages #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/Fk8981OWkb
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) February 26, 2018
In less high-minded news…
Just posted: President Trump's job-approval rating drops to a new low, 38%, in the USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll, and the intensity of feeling is hardening against him. https://t.co/h38qKTGlRs via @usatoday
— Susan Page (@SusanPage) February 25, 2018
… That’s a steep drop from the president’s standing one year ago, in March 2017, soon after his first address to Congress had received good reviews. Then, 47% expressed approval, a high-water mark for him in the poll; 44% expressed disapproval.
What’s more, the intensity of feeling is hardening against the president. Now, the percentage who “strongly disapprove” of him is more than double the percentage who “strongly approve,” 39% compared with 16%.
A new CNN poll released Sunday put Trump’s approval rating at 35%, his lowest level in that survey…
When it comes to Trump’s approval ratings, there also are some significant demographic divides. Younger voters are the least likely to approve of the job he is doing as president. Just 31% of those under 35 years of age express approval, compared with 42% of those 50 and older.
The president’s standing is strongest among whites, although a majority still disapprove of him, 44% approve-55% disapprove. Only about one in five Hispanics and one in ten African-Americans approve of the job he’s doing…
By way of context for the comparisons to Reagan, Carter, and Obama, 1982 and 2010 unemployment hit 10%; in 1978 inflation hit 9%. Trump is at 35% in boom times. pic.twitter.com/ircKBsLFn5
— Jacob T. Levy (@jtlevy) February 25, 2018
Any bets on how soon he breaks the Crazification Factor?
(One reason I’m not on twitter: I would absolutely encourage the Twitter-verse to applaud ‘President’ Dollhand’s breaking-the-CF “triumph”, and he absolutely would, after which I’d probably get a visit from the Secret Service… )
Apart from that, what’s on the agenda as we gear up for another week?