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Tue May 12, 2020, 06:22 PM

For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of Trump

For some seniors, virus is shifting their views of Trump

President Trump’s approval rating has fallen among older Americans, many of whom feel especially isolated and at risk. Even a small shift among this bloc of voters could pose a serious threat to the president’s reelection.

May 12, 2020

Christian Science Monitor

By Story Hinckley Staff writer

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2020/0512/For-some-seniors-virus-is-shifting-their-views-of-Trump

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Tommye and Rody Johnson have been registered Republicans for almost seven decades. So while the couple from Vero Beach, Florida, had some reservations about then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, they just couldn’t imagine voting for Hillary Clinton.

Now, after nearly four years of President Trump’s tweets, the impeachment scandal, and especially, what they see as his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, they can’t imagine voting for him again.

They’re not the only ones. According to a recent Morning Consult poll, Mr. Trump’s approval rating among voters over the age of 65 dropped 20 points between March and the end of April, making seniors more critical of the president’s performance than any other age group aside from 18- to 29-year-olds. Much of that decline seems directly related to the virus, which so far has posed a far more serious health threat to older people.  

As the debate over lifting lockdowns has intensified, the president’s eagerness to get the economy moving again seems to have put him at odds with many older voters – who, as retirees without children at home, may not be as focused on reopening schools or local businesses. In the same Morning Consult poll, by a nearly 6-to-1 margin, seniors said the government should prioritize halting the spread of the virus over focusing on the economy. Some older adults say that Mr. Trump – himself a septuagenarian, as is presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden – doesn’t seem to understand how vulnerable and undervalued this crisis has made them feel.  

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applegrove May 2020 OP
comradebillyboy May 2020 #1
CountAllVotes May 2020 #2
BigmanPigman May 2020 #3
Sugarcoated May 2020 #10
BigmanPigman May 2020 #11
Crunchy Frog May 2020 #4
not fooled May 2020 #8
Midnight Writer May 2020 #5
Wounded Bear May 2020 #6
Skittles May 2020 #7
saidsimplesimon May 2020 #9

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:25 PM

1. Trump and the Republican's "kill granny" for Wall Street policy

might be a real turnoff to the more reasonable seniors.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:27 PM

2. Being an arsewhole catches up w/ya after awhile

Right Fat Boy w/o a mask!

I know why he won't wear a mask! It will ruin his orange glo and his faux wig all in one shot. I mean seriously, wig falls off and make-up melts.

Orange glo no 'mo!



lol!



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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:31 PM

3. If young kids keep coming down with toxic shock

as a mutation of Covid in the US more GOP parents and their grandparents may be more concerned about schools opening too soon. That could decrease their approval of him a little more.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Thu May 14, 2020, 03:21 PM

10. Is that what the inflammation is in young children?

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Response to Sugarcoated (Reply #10)

Thu May 14, 2020, 04:15 PM

11. It is some sort of Kawasaki-like disease....

"....authorities warned about a small rise in children with severe COVID-19 and features consistent with toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease. "Abdominal pain and gastrointestinal symptoms have been a common feature as has cardiac inflammation."

https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/86393

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:38 PM

4. So they're finally figuring out that he doesn't value them?

Better late than never, I guess.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:49 PM

8. Yeah, I guess plotting to destroy Social Security and Medicare

wasn't enough.


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:21 PM

5. Again, if his support from his key support group is falling, why aren't his overall approval numbers

Is he "converting" Independents?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:49 PM

6. This senior has certainly not changed his mind about Trump...

He was an asshole when the trolls and rubots got him "elected," and he's still an asshole.

Didn't vote for him then, won't now.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:54 PM

7. oh is that all it took, the threat of DEATH?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:29 PM

9. The only reason I hold

my tongue regarding the stupidity of voting for IT is my understanding that calling out voters for being "stupid, manipulated morons" will only result in more support for dumbo and the circus. imo
This is the DU member formerly known as saidsimplesimon.

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