The media has been on the warpath against Donald Trump, well, since before he won the 2016 election. But they have intensified their attacks recently in light of the Michael Cohen guilty plea and the conviction of Paul Manafort. The media smelled blood in the water and pounced, thinking this could lead to President Trump’s impeachment. But now that the smoke has settled it turns out that the American people were not really moved by these developments at all.
“It’s never a good day when your lawyer gets convicted of a crime,” Maguire, senior client strategist at WPA Intelligence, told Hill.TV’s Joe Concha on “What America’s Thinking.”
“But you take a look at the approval numbers of the president … they’re still in this zone,” he continued. “They don’t move too much, they’re very resilient. I mean ‘Teflon Don’ is still here, he exists, and he still has that power.”
“Trump is still doing fine in terms of his approval,” he said. “You look at the midterms, these are all about turning out the base and turning out your voters. And so when you look at how many people [are] going to move to one side or the other, swing voters don’t necessarily exist anymore, and they’re small, especially when you have a midterm election.”
A recent NBC News-Wall Street Journal confirmed his suspicions. President Trump’s approval rating is down a meager 2 points since before the Cohen-Manafort news hit.