The Economy, Darling

I am no fan of polls primarily because I find them to be statistical malpractice in the unscientific, haphazard manner with which the polling samples are constructed and the sponsorship.

There was a CNN poll on the economy completed a week ago that had some surprising outcomes.

76% of respondents agreed the “Economy is very or somewhat good.”

This is up from 67% last year.

97% of Republicans agree.

75% of Independents agree.

62% of Democrats agree, up from 47% in August. <<< this surprises me

The economy is the best economy since 1900 and the only reason that boundary exists is because we don’t have good numbers from before that date.

Amongst likely voters, Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll finds as follows:

50% approve of President Trump — this is with impeachment baked into the cake

48% disapprove of President Trump

In practice, there are those who disapprove of President Trump as a matter of course, who will, in fact, vote for him.


Because of the economy.

Ponder the lesson told by the economic poll and the impact on the Rasmussen Poll.

Frankly, I am amazed, but not amazed.

Merrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Christmas. Emphasis on merry.

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car.