“…a clear abuse of power that should offend any patriotic, Constitution-loving American.” (Houston Chronicle editorial) President Trump’s emergency declaration announcement is unpopular and unconstitutional, losing in the court of public opinion and soon in the actual courts. The burden now falls on Republicans to declare whether they stand with Trump or with the American people… Continue »

The White House is busy spinning that the impending Stephen Miller-authored State of the Union address will lead to unity and consensus across ideologies. For once, we mostly agree with the White House: but the growing unity and national consensus is strongly against Trump, Miller and xenophobia and the larger nativist worldview that will be… Continue »

New Gallup poll, showing strong and growing opposition to wall and 81% support for citizenship, latest reminder that the more Trump talks the more people oppose him Amidst long blocs of executive time, President Trump is preparing for tomorrow night’s State of the Union address and undoubtedly planning to keep a focus on his border… Continue »

Trump turns every day more into a one-note president obsessed with building a wall at our southern border, several recent polls demonstrate that voters now trust Democrats more than Trump and Republicans on border security issues. In fact, under Trump, the country as a whole has become more pro-immigrant by a number of measures. According… Continue »

Polling released this week from Quinnipiac and Washington Post/ABC underscore the ongoing damage to Trump and the GOP over their continued obsession with the border wall. As Trump’s overall approval ratings decline, more Americans now trust congressional Democrats to handle border security issues than Trump and the country overwhelmingly wants elected officials to avoid another… Continue »

New polls from CBS News and Politico/Morning Consult continue to find that Trump and Republicans are being blamed for the government shutdown. CBS News polling released today: By a 71-28 percent margin, Americans say the border wall is not worth a government shutdown. By partisan affiliation: Democrats: By 92-7 percent, say wall not worth the… Continue »

Trump: “We’re Getting Crushed” A New York Times story by Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni reports that Trump has been railing internally about how he is losing the public battle over who’s to blame over the shutdown . After watching some of the coverage, he yelled, “We are getting crushed!” Recently-released polls show that, for… Continue »

When is McConnell Going to Do His Job and  End this Absurd and Damaging Shutdown? A host of recently-released polls confirm that Americans overwhelmingly blame President Trump and Republicans for the government shutdown, oppose the border wall and oppose a national security declaration. Despite his fulminations, his oval office address, and his driveby at the… Continue »

New Poll: By 52-33% Margin, Americans Blame Trump/GOP for Government Shutdown over the Border Wall New polling from Politico/Morning Consult shows that Trump and Republicans are losing the battle of public opinion on the shutdown: By a combined 52-33% margin, Americans blame Trump/Republicans for the shutdown with a huge plurality holding President Trump responsible. When… Continue »

12 days and counting, and it seems that the American people realize the absurdity of Trump’s border wall fight. A late December Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2,440 adults nationwide makes clear that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to shutting down the government over the unpopular border wall and hold President Trump responsible for the ongoing shutdown. Among… Continue »