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Nation’s mood ‘brightened’ with Trump — and 51% of the public support his travel ban

Takes one to know one, perhaps. President Trump is having a remarkable influence on the nation’s merchants, manufacturers, builders and retailers, and they’re vocal about it: 80 percent of the respondents in a business outlook survey believe the nation’s business conditions will improve this year — compared to 44 percent in 2016. The primary reason for the boost in optimism is “clear,” the survey analysis noted, citing Mr. Trump and calling the president “a positive game changer for the business community.” The research was conducted by McDonald Hopkins, a business advisory and advocacy law firm.

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51% Back Trump's Temporary Ban On Refugees — IBD/TIPP Poll

Despite almost nonstop criticism from politicians, prominent business leaders and the media over President Trump's decision to suspend refugees for 120 days, the public still supports Trump by a margin of 51% to 48%, according to the latest IBD/TIPP poll. Trump, however, starts his presidency with very low approval ratings.

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Defeated Media Elite Alienate Many With Anti-Trump Coverage

After failing in its attempt to delegitimize and defeat Donald Trump through persistently negative coverage of the candidate throughout the recent campaign, the establishment news media might have been expected to acknowledge its failures and make some effort toward restoring objectivity to journalism.

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Biased Media Give Obama An Early Christmas Present

The White House must have felt that President Obama needed more glowing coverage as the year wound down. Mainstream media dutifully complied, with puff pieces that should make reporters gag.

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Losing His Religion: Christians Strongly Oppose Obama Across The Board

A significant religious divide has opened up in the country. IBD/TIPP polls taken in March and April show that Christians — including both Protestants and Catholics — strongly oppose President Obama on almost every issue, from his economic policies, to his attempts at a deal with Iran, to his immigration policies. Those Americans without religious affiliation remain enthusiastic supporters.

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New Poll: Obama Poisoned Race Relations In America

Our latest poll suggests that far from healing America's racial wounds, the first black president has reopened them. Obama the uniter is actually the great divider.

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Most Americans Label Obama Presidency A Failure

In another sign of President Obama's deteriorating public support, more than half of Americans now say that he is failing as president, the latest IBD/TIPP poll finds.

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Obama's Tumble In Polls Shows Presidency In Trouble

Barack Obama entered the White House with a thicker coat of political polytetrafluoroethylene than any American leader in history. But new polls suggest that, among the public at least, the Teflon has worn off.

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Can Obama's 'Year of Action' revive his presidency?

Touting his “Year of Action,” President Obama is doing everything he can to show that he’s not a lame duck with sorry poll numbers, rendered ineffective by a Congress that may well turn even more Republican in this year’s elections – all of which is more or less the case these days.

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Obama Vow Of Hope, Change Has Turned Sour

This editorial, headlined "In The Moment" and following a 21-part series titled "The Audacity of Socialism," ran in Investor's Business Daily on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, the day after Barack Obama was elected president. The new high in the chart was registered in this month's IBD/TIPP Poll.

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Obama's One-Man Rule Amounts To A 'Gradual, Quiet Coup'

President Obama has vowed to bypass Congress and govern by the stroke of his pen and the bark of phone orders in place of the law. But a new IBD/TIPP poll shows the public is getting very wary of such abuses.

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Obama Loses the Millennials

The IBD/TIPP Poll was a topic of discussion on December 4th's edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show :

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RUSH: Now, let's get this Millennial poll, because it's important here.  Two stories.  First up here from TheHill.com.  This is a poll from Harvard University Institute of Politics.  Millennials are turning against Obamacare.  Now, the other poll coming up, Millennials are turning against Obama, period.  "Young voters are turning against President Obama and his signature healthcare law, according to a new poll from Harvard University's Institute of Politics. Obama's approval rating has plunged to 41 percent with voters aged 18-29, down from 52 percent the last time Harvard polled the group. While 56 percent in the poll say they backed Obama last year, just 46 percent say they would do so again."

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