Trump Receives Good Economic News; Faces Declining Popularity & Foreign Policy Backlash By John Zogby
There was good economic news from the Labor Department with the addition of 300,000 jobs but troubles with the promise by Foxconn to build a massive manufacturing plant in Wisconsin. After indicating it was going to stop work, President Trump made a call, and for now, it appears that the project is up and running.
The president attacked his own national security officials for contradicting him before Congress. Apparently, this was some kind of 'misunderstanding' but not the kind that makes you sleep well at night.
In his effort to get Americans out of foreign wars, Trump announced progress in negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan, but these talks do not include representatives from the current government, and they promise to lead to a takeover of the country by the fanatical sect. Status quo antebellum is not playing well with Democrats or Republicans. Remember, the president has also angered members of both parties on his planned departure of troops from Syria.
His polling numbers are down (41 percent by Zogby Analytics), and at least two other prominent polls show 56 percent-57 percent of voters saying they will 'definitely not vote' for him in 2020.
John Zogby (@TheJohnZogby) is the founder of the Zogby Poll and Zogby companies, including John Zogby Strategies, and author of We Are Many We Are One: Neo-Tribes and Tribal Analytics in the 21st Century America.