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With Just 100 Days Left Until the Election, New Polls Signal Americans Are Disappointed in Trump

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/26/just-100-days-left-until-election-new-polls-signal-americans-are-disappointed-trump

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The good news: That leaves 92% of the Democrats and 69% of the Republicans to do nothing about it …

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Disappointed doesn’t quite do it. Disgusted, does.

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Americans were uh disappointed with Bush Jr. - that didn’t prevent him from being given two terms.

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“Disappointed” works, if by disappointed we mean “emotionally polluted, psychically defiled, and simmering with rage.” Yeah, I’m disappointed.

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“Disgusted” may be insufficient.

Though it won’t happen (human inertia, “Groundhog Day” effect), DT and his wrecking crews should be given x amount of time to prepare, and then shown the door.

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“Americans Are Disappointed in Trump”

The whole fucking world is disappointed. They just don’t have the guts to say it.

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I’m still laughing Clyde. Just as good as Paul Duncan:

~https://outabouter.com/2020/07/18/us-holds-two-minute-pause-in-beating-of-protesters-to-mark-death-of-civil-rights-icon-john-lewis/

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Every now and then I share this trouble ranking of COVID-19 stats for the states. The fifth, ranking column, called trouble, is a simple formulation roughly conveying projective demographic mortality (per 100K, as in the first column). Arizona’s trouble reading of 2K connotes a two-percent population loss, projected from reported active cases. I consider anything above 500 (or 1/2 percent of the population) to be a lot of trouble. More trouble than any country on Earth; UK & Sweden score trouble readings in the low 400’s.

>      STATE                    MORTALITY     CASES   DEATHS  PER-CASE   TROUBLE
>                              PER 100,000                    FATALITY
>   1. Arizona                     45.15    160,041    3,286    2.05%    1999.34
>   2. New Jersey                 177.61    178,858   15,776    8.82%    1883.70
>   3. Louisiana                   79.91    103,734    3,715    3.58%    1833.71
>   4. Rhode Island                94.58     18,224    1,002    5.50%    1720.35
>   5. Mississippi                 49.73     51,097    1,480    2.90%    1717.16
>   6. Florida                     27.44    414,511    5,894    1.42%    1622.83
>   7. Alabama                     29.70     78,130    1,456    1.86%    1593.08
>   8. Georgia                     32.92    165,188    3,495    2.12%    1555.67
>   9. South Carolina              28.45     80,008    1,465    1.83%    1554.01
>  10. Connecticut                123.78     48,776    4,413    9.05%    1368.15
>  11. Illinois                    59.89    171,122    7,589    4.43%    1350.07
>  12. Nebraska                    16.34     24,395      316    1.29%    1261.47
>  13. Utah                         8.55     37,623      274    0.73%    1174.04
>  14. New York                   167.62    411,200   32,608    7.93%    1135.56
>  15. North Carolina              17.27    111,421    1,811    1.62%    1062.59
>  16. Massachusetts              122.45    115,268    8,510    7.38%    1014.62
>  17. Idaho                        8.17     17,827      146    0.82%     997.56
>  18. Virginia                    24.31     83,609    2,075    2.48%     979.06
>  19. California                  21.28    446,452    8,408    1.88%     918.39
>  20. Indiana                     43.00     61,520    2,895    4.71%     913.77
>  21. Kansas                      11.33     25,486      330    1.29%     874.67
>  22. Pennsylvania               105.45    111,115   13,500   12.15%     842.74
>  23. Wisconsin                   15.30     47,870      891    1.86%     807.55
>  24. Michigan                    64.08     85,622    6,400    7.47%     803.06
>  25. Colorado                    31.15     43,789    1,794    4.10%     760.39
>  26. Ohio                        28.21     83,184    3,297    3.96%     711.55
>  27. Missouri                    19.55     41,034    1,200    2.92%     668.67
>  28. Maryland                    56.78     83,054    3,433    4.13%     531.88

Maryland just joined the list of 28 states in a lot of trouble, with Puerto Rico, Oregon, and Washington looking primed to step up, soon.

This is what (dissappointingly?) deep doo-doo for late capitalism looks like.

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And you can go here to see deaths per million for every country in the world. How about Japan with 7 deaths per million, the U.S. with 440?

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Hi elbruco,

Your link didn’t come through. I like this one from OurWorldInData (based on thorough ECDC numbers). They make it easy to select which countries to compare, over what span of time, etc:

~https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/daily-covid-deaths-per-million-7-day-average?yScale=log&time=2020-04-25…&country=BEL~FRA~PAN~SWE~GBR~USA

This shows 2.74 daily deaths per million in USA, or another flatline every minute and 35 seconds.

Why don’t they ever ask if people disapprove of both Trump & Biden? You can win with a terrible disapproval rating if enough people think the other guy is even worse.

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Thanks for the stats. Unfortunately i only have this piddly iphone screen which makes it difficult to see the whole thing “en masse” as it were. If not too much trouble could you give me a stat pertaining to Spain in the “trouble” zone. (ie: the 400 zone) Spain is currently suffering from the UK decision to quarantine travellers upon their arrival back from holidaying in Spain.

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Sorry I don’t know better how to get along with all possible platforms (multi-platform layout headaches had much to do with driving me out of the geek profession, back in the day). Hopefully the first six lines of the global chart (from a couple of days ago) might suffice, or be legible somehow:

>      STATE                    MORTALITY     CASES   DEATHS  PER-CASE   TROUBLE
>                              PER 100,000                    FATALITY
>   1. United Kingdom              67.41    313,041   45,762   14.62%     447.19
>   2. Sweden                      56.41     78,997    5,697    7.21%     417.73
>   3. Netherlands                 35.94     52,836    6,158   11.65%     293.04
>   4. Belgium                     84.66     64,847    9,812   15.13%     201.98
>   5. United States               44.70  4,210,609  147,943    3.51%     136.25
>   6. Spain                       61.49    319,501   28,752    9.00%     109.69

Spain’s trouble of 110 is not much greater than its mortality of 61.5, because their outbreak is relatively mature (fewer active cases). I’d take this index seriously as an indication of where the most contagious risk abounds (four times more in UK).

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!Disappointed!?
How’s about disgusted? Pig-biting mad? Outraged? Fed up?
Hell bells, how’s about feeling a bit murderous?
Oy!

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Great writing. You elevated my day.

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There are over 3,300 American counties.
N = 1057 for this poll and error rate is very high 4.3%

The folks responded 7/16 - 7/20.

20% say we are headed in the wrong direction - but Jessica does not detail for us, maybe it is everything!!
Health, wealth, education, bridges, freedoms,
Are we not smart enough to open our windows a bit for fresh air?

The dems say they are advertising on social media to register 5 to 10 million new voters.
With mail ins - they need every citizen to quickly become interested and reading the news and opinions.
Otherwise , trump will win

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Beat me to it

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…“Given”…being the operative word there, since Gore actually won when Floridah decided to do the recount a year or so after the SCROTUS via the Brooks Bros. riot ‘gave’ it to Bushit…

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Thankyou Aleph for your trouble. It’s just that we in Spain are perplexed at the UK gov decision to implement this new regulation. Everywhere i go, every day, adults and children are adhering to the mask/social/distancing rules. Admittedly there are new outbreaks in the north of the country but they are under scrutiny. At the end of the day i believe humans are getting their “just deserts”.

~https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/26/spain-uk-quarantine-decision-shocks-britons

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