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Trump’s Poll Numbers Rise for Every Bomb He Drops

Anti-Media – by James Holbrooks

Highlighting the phenomenon of the “rally effect” — the surge in popular support presidents can receive in times of geopolitical crisis — one media outlet just drew attention to the fact that Donald Trump is seeing a bump in his approval ratings since his recent flexing of military muscle.

Writing for Quartz on Monday, Annalisa Merelli points out that as of April 18, after killing scores of civilians via airstrikes in Syria and dropping the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan, Trump’s approval rating in polls has gone up around five points compared to the end of March.  

Merelli provides Gallup poll numbers that show, as she puts it, how the “rally ‘round the flag” effect of war hysteria can sometimes have on the masses. Presidents Truman, Kennedy and George Bush, Sr., for instance, all saw approval bumps at times of international crisis.

In fact, shortly after Bush’s son entered the White House, he saw a whopping 35 percent boost in popularity when he began military campaigns in the Middle East following 9/11.

Exploring the situation further, Merelli also notes the role the media plays in such matters:

“The Syria bombing in particular, news of which Trump shared with his Chinese counterpart over a ‘beautiful chocolate cake,’ gained Trump a new wave of respect from political commentators, especially many otherwise critical of his administration. They rushed to declare his action ‘presidential’ and praise his noble intentions in the Syria attack.”

Merelli closes by pointing out that while Trump’s boost in support may be small at the moment, the man’s “exploration of America’s military power seems to have only just started.”

That does, indeed, seem to be the case.

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8 Responses to Trump’s Poll Numbers Rise for Every Bomb He Drops

  1. Katie says:

    Merelli closes by pointing out that while Trump’s boost in support may be small at the moment, the man’s “exploration of America’s military power seems to have only just started.”

    the man’s “exploration of America’s military power seems to have only just started.”

    Oh great, he’s got a new play toy, and he’s only just begun to play with it.

  2. Bill in IL says:

    What is with the average American? He / she Doesn’t have any idea of human history, doesn’t understand American history, but all of them either wet or tent their pants when the government murders hundreds and thousands of humans. Stop the world, I want to get off.

  3. THE AMERICAN MILITARY NOW ONLY HAVE ONE MISSION…..

    TO WASTE FREAKING AMMO……….

    MORE CONTRACTS!!
    MORE CONTRACTS!!!!!!!

  4. DL. says:

    While I do not trust polls, I also do believe that a good number of Americans really are brain dead (and not just proof through polls that can be rigged, either), and some of these likely back these bombings because they voted for Trump and can’t stand the thought of telling themselves they blew it–cognitive dissonance, right? Plus a large number of Americans are Christian Zionist and will always put Israel first. There are times I think the only solution to this is to have this country invaded by some army (it’ll take more than illegal alien invasions at this point) from somewhere to change this–in other words, the whole “kill them over there so they won’t kills us over here” meme will have to change–when war comes to the US is when folks will reconsider their love of war!

  5. Hal Apeeno says:

    < Retarded monkeys.

  6. wasntme says:

    5 point difference in a poll doesn’t mean squat.
    For that matter, a 50 point difference in a poll doesn’t mean squat.
    Polls say whatever they want them to say.

    “Writing for Quartz on Monday, Annalisa Merelli points out that as of April 18, after killing scores of civilians via airstrikes in Syria and dropping the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan,”

    Fake News. The sentence in the article is talking about recent attacks while referencing 2013 attacks. BS.

  7. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    Polls are always so accurate (AND unbiased).

    But I’d be willing to bet his testosterone level rises for every bomb he drops.

  8. NC says:

    “Writing for Quartz on Monday, Annalisa Merelli points out that as of April 18, after killing scores of civilians via airstrikes in Syria and dropping the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan, Trump’s approval rating in polls has gone up around five points compared to the end of March.”

    Really? Could have fooled me because every person I talk to wants his ass hung and completely DISAPPROVE of him bombing Syria or even war going to war with anyone.

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