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Trump Finishes the year at 42.7% job approval Average--12/3 - 12/27--42.7% approve--52.2% disapprove
Harvard-Harris Poll--12/24 - 12/25--1473 Registered Voters--44% approve--56% disapprove
Rasmussen Reports--12/23 - 12/27--1500 Likely Voters--47% approve--52% disapprove
Economist/YouGov--12/23 - 12/25--1298 Registered Voters--44% approve--52% disapprove
Gallup--12/16 - 12/22--1500 Adults--40% approve--55% disapprove
Reuters/Ipsos--12/12 - 12/18--2201 Adults--43% approve--52% disapprove
USA Today/Suffolk--12/11 - 12/16--1000 Registered Voters--42% approve--54% disapprove
Quinnipiac--12/12 - 12/17--1147 Registered Voters--39% approve--52% disapprove
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl--12/9 - 12/12--900 Adults--43% approve--54 disapprove
FOX News--12/9 - 12/11--1006 Registered Voters--46% approve--52% disapprove
Emerson--12/6 - 12/9--800 Registered Voters--43% approve--47% disapprove
CNN--12/6 - 12/9--Registered Voters--40% approve--53% disapprove
CNBC--12/3 - 12/6--802 Adults--41% approve--47 % disapprove

A movie for political junkies

If you have access to HBO, check out the documentary "Vice Special Report: Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis."
The movie "stars" (features) Henry Paulson, Bush Administration Secretary of the Treasury; Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve; President George W. Bush; Jaime Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, Tim Geithner, Chair N.Y. Federal Reserve; Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, John McCain and others.
What is fascinating is that the movie has very little editorial content. About 95% of it is straight from the horses mouths of the people who made the decisions that could have easily plunged us into another Great Depression.

The last time a Republican candidate got a majority

The year was 2004 and the Republican was George W. Bush: 50.7% of the vote.
The last time a Democrat got a majority of voters to support him the Democrat was Barack Obama. The year was 2012: 51% of the vote.
2008: John McCain: 45.6%
2012: Mitt Romney: 47.1%
2016: Donald Trump: 45.9%
Republican candidates just aren't all that popular with the American people.

4 Days Left of Republican Majorities to fund the wall

The House has already approved $5.7 billion for a border wall. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell can call the Senate into session, invoke the "nuclear option" like he already has for the approval of Trump appointed federal judges, which will then only require a simple majority to pass an appropriations bill and the Senate can then approve $5.7 billion for the wall as well. Tick tock, Mitch, tick tock.

Trump is to blame: A plurality

More Americans blame Trump for government shutdown: Reuters/Ipsos poll
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More Americans blame President Donald Trump than congressional Democrats for the partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday, as the closure stretched into its sixth day with no end in sight.

Forty-seven percent of adults hold Trump responsible, while 33 percent blame Democrats in Congress, according to the Dec. 21-25 poll, conducted mostly after the shutdown began. Seven percent of Americans blamed congressional Republicans.

The shutdown was triggered by Trump’s demand, largely opposed by Democrats and some lawmakers from his own Republican Party, that taxpayers provide him with $5 billion to help pay for a wall that he wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. Its total estimated cost is $23 billion.

Just 35 percent of those surveyed in the opinion poll said they backed including money for the wall in a congressional spending bill. Only 25 percent said they supported Trump shutting down the government over the matter.

Republican Congressman calls Trump an 8th Grader

On Trump's threat to close the Mexican border.
Ryan Costello (R-PA): "This struck me as like an angry eighth-grader’s tweet. I don’t really know how to make sense of it because I don’t think he can do this even if he wanted to. It probably violates NAFTA. I don’t think he’ll have much if any support in Congress. Nor do I think logistically he’d be able to implement it.
And when you start throwing out vacuous threats like this, people stop taking you seriously in terms of how you go about negotiating.”
Costello tweeted earlier this month that Trump’s political pressure on the Democrats just as they are about to take control of the House was “toddler logic.”

The worst December for stocks since the Great Depression

Stocks are on track for their worst December since the Great Depression. That would be the case if the S&P 500 closes below 2,594.56, according to CNBC. It finished at 2,485.73 today.

Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) statistics for 2018

Through September, 2018:
319,868 applications for DACA status approved; 24,550 initial applications & 295,319 renewal applications.
Total DACAs in the U.S.: 2,120,909 approved; 823,383 initial applications & 1,297,626 renewal applications.

The Dow Jones is down by 6.4% for the year

With two days of trading left. The five worst performing stocks of 2018 were:
1) Goldman-Sachs: -35%
2) IBM: -25.8%
3) DowduPont: -25.1%
4) Caterpillar: -19.65
5) 3M-19%

Seven Days!

Till the Democrats gain congressional subpoena power. Let the Trump investigations begin!
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