KOMMONSENTSJANE – ASS-OCIATED PRESS HAVING WET DREAMS -TRUMP’S RELUCTANT BACKERS SOUR ON HIS LEADERSHIP, POLICIES.

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© The Ass-ociated Press (Excuse my French.)

Michael Bernstein is shown while shopping in Troy, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Bernstein voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and likely would do so again in 2020 if he sought a second term in the White House. Bernstein, 52, points to Trump’s success in getting justices approved to the U.S. Supreme Court and the positive economy as evidence he chose the right candidate, but the freelance auto writer from suburban Detroit could do without some of what Trump brings. A small, but significant slice of the American electorate may hold the key to President Donald Trump’s political future.

(This is the fake media talkin’. The people who voted for the President know what he contends with every day and he certainly hasn’t had much help from the Congress/Senate. How many of those people could withstand what this President has and still be going strong? The Congress/Senate stood by for eight years of Obama and allowed him to drag us through hell and high water. What do they do – they abandoned the ship and took their payoff from Soros and didn’t have enough guts to run for re-election. They were scared to death of this black man. Afraid he would call them racists. Big deal – BOO!)

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Reluctant backers sour on his leadership, policies.

Only in Fingerhut, Williams, and Peoples, REPORTERS, from the Ass-ociated Press having “wet dreams,” and who are not Americans or patriots.

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By STEVE PEOPLES, HANNAH FINGERHUT and COREY WILLIAMS, Ass-ociated Press

Michael Bernstein is shown while shopping in Troy, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Bernstein voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and likely would do so again in 2020 if he sought a second term in the White House. Bernstein, 52, points to Trump’s success in getting justices approved to the U.S. Supreme Court and the positive economy as evidence he chose the right candidate, but the freelance auto writer from suburban Detroit could do without some of what Trump brings. A small, but significant slice of the American electorate may hold the key to President Donald Trump’s political future.

Trump’s reluctant backers sour on his…

RINO Bob Corker, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters as the Senate takes up a House-passed bill that would pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.

Corker: Trump trying to ‘look like he’s fighting’

(Corker carried water for Obama. The President has done more than Corker has – Corker was part of the Dossier preparation with Obama to try to bring the President down. One sorry lot. Wished I was nearby, I would sweep him out with my broom.)

“How he presents himself is the biggest issue,” said Mott, a 52-year-old occupational therapist, who addressed her concerns this past week during a break from Christmas shopping outside the Gucci store at the Somerset Collection luxury mall. She also worries about the president’s fiery approach to immigration.

(Mott has to understand what the President has to deal with, daily, and stand firm. It is the elected House/Senate who have languished in their lack of making laws that can’t be gerrymandered around with all of the loop holes and not following the Constitution – that is what people ought to be enraged about. The Democrats are not following it. Where is the outrage?)

“I understand what he’s going for — trying to keep out criminal activity,” Mott said, pointing to Trump’s rhetoric about a caravan of Latin American migrants seeking asylum at the U.S. border. “However, I think he could do much better in showing concern for these people, offering short-term help.”

As Trump barrels into his third year in office, and tightens his focus on his own re-election, he has paid scant attention to shoring up support from voters such as Mott.

Still, Trump’s political future may depend on whether he can retain their support, particularly among the more educated and affluent suburban women who set aside their concerns about Trump two years ago and will be asked to do so again in 2020. Their backing helped Trump carve a path to the presidency through the industrial Midwest, but with little margin for error. The president won Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania by fewer than 80,000 votes combined.

VoteCast found that 16 percent of those who “somewhat” supported Trump’s job performance decided to vote for Democratic House candidates in the November midterms. That’s compared with 6 percent of those who self-identified as Trump’s “strong” supporters.

That difference helped Democrats capture the House majority, picking up 21 of their 40 new seats in districts Trump carried only two years earlier. The flipped Trump districts include Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, a swath of suburban middle-class America set between Detroit and Lansing.

Dozens of recent interviews across the area show that most reluctant Trump supporters aren’t ready to turn their backs on him or his party.

Michael Bernstein voted for Trump in 2016 and said he is likely would do so again in 2020. Bernstein, 52, points to the economy and to Trump’s success in getting justices approved to the U.S. Supreme Court as evidence that he chose the right candidate, but the freelance auto writer from suburban Detroit could do without some of what Trump brings.

“He’s supposed to represent the country and the people who don’t like him,” Bernstein added. “He doesn’t. He prefers to play in the dirt.”

Still, November’s elections bear out signs of erosion. In Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, two-term Republican Mike Bishop was ousted by Democratic newcomer Elissa Slotkin, who attributes her victory in part to skeptical Trump supporters.

“That’s part of the reason we won — those voters who kept an open mind, who never really liked the tweeting and the chaos and the vitriol who maybe thought the president would become more presidential,” Slotkin said in an interview.

(How can he be presidential when you have all those media clowns/Democrats constantly using the media to make up stories and his only way is to tweet to inform the people as to how those clowns are lying every day. Surely, people don’t think the media and the Democrats are “going by the book” and acting “presidential.” Give me a break, folks. Wake up – they are nothing but a sleazy bunch of AH’s.

“We had lots of voters who said I was the first Democrat they ever voted for,” she said. “They’re not necessarily becoming Democrats. They just voted for the candidate who most represents their values.”

The VoteCast analysis suggests that a significant share of these wary Trump supporters have some views in common with Democrats in the Trump era.

About half of Trump’s “somewhat” supporters said Trump has the right temperament to serve effectively as president or considered him honest and trustworthy.

On health care, reluctant supporters are more likely to think government should be responsible for making sure all Americans have coverage and they’re far less likely to think President Barack Obama’s health care law should be repealed entirely.

Trump’s reluctant supporters also are far more concerned about climate change than are other Trump backers and more likely to call for tighter gun laws.

Immigration exposed another clear rift in the Trump coalition.

Most Trump supporters favor building the border wall, but just 32 percent of his somewhat supporters are strongly in favor, compared with 80 percent of his strong approvers.

While 60 percent of strong Trump backers said immigrants living in the United States illegally should be deported, about 6 in 10 reluctant supporters said those immigrants should be offered a chance to apply for legal status.

Still, it’s not safe to assume that reluctant Trump supporters will abandon the president in his 2020 re-election, said Republican pollster Frank Luntz, also a Trump skeptic.

“They have rejected the Democrats. But they don’t fully embrace Trump. So, the question is whether they stay with Trump or whether they stay home,” Luntz said.

Republican leaders are aware of the divisions within Trump’s base of support, yet few expect Trump to moderate his tone or policies to appeal to wavering supporters. Some hope he’ll learn to focus his message on the economy.

About 90 percent of Trump’s somewhat supporters are still supporting of his handling of the economy, and 8 in 10 said he is a strong leader, he is bringing needed change to the government and he stands up for what he believes.

“Of course there are frustrations at times, however I know I have more money in my paycheck, more people working in our community, home values are up,” said Theresa Mungioli, the GOP chairwoman of Oakland County, Michigan, where Republicans lost two congressional seats this fall.

She acknowledged that some midterm voters, particularly women, may have soured on Trump’s leadership, especially as it pertains to security issues.

(What they have to understand is that the Democrats/Elite Republicans have not helped our country. They want a One World Order with wealth distribution. If these “particularly women” don’t want to end up in a burqa – they better rethink their stance.)

“Maybe in part because the president can be — likes to bluff in his negotiations, which makes it look like we’re on the brink of war,” Mungioli said. “That kind of instability was something that voters expressed.”

(Time to stand up and help President Trump instead of criticizing. Kindness is good – until you start being taken advantage of and being on the short end of the stick.)

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