2/6/17, "Voters Agree with President Trump’s Executive Orders; President’s Approval Rating Up," Zogby Analytics
"Zogby Analytics conducted an online nationwide survey of 860 likely voters from February 2-4, 2017. Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 860 is +/- 3.3 percentage points. Overall, a plurality (48%) of voters approve (strongly--28% and somewhat-19% combined) of Donald Trump's job as president, while less (43%) disapprove. This is a five point jump since our last poll in January.
A majority (55%) of men approve of Trump's job as president and half of women disapprove of Trump's job as commander in chief. President Trump is also getting major support from Republicans; an overwhelming majority (83%) of the GOP voters approve of Trump's job, while 43% of Independents voters also approve. A majority of younger voters (18-29 years old) disapprove (53%), while 40% of younger voters approve of Trump's job as president.
Older voters-50-64 year olds and voters 65+ are more likely to approve of President Trump, 51% and 56% respectively. President Trump also receives high marks from voters in the Central/Great Lakes region (51%), voters earning $100k or more annually (52%), voters in small cities (56%) and rural areas (54%), union members (55%), NASCAR fans (60%), weekly Walmart shoppers (55%) and homeowners (55%). Voters who are worse off financially and who have lost a job due to corporate downsizing also approved of President Trump's job to date....
When it came to Trump's recent executive orders, a slight majority (52%) of voters agreed with Trump imposing a 90-day ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) entering the U.S., while 41% disagreed with the ban and 7% were not sure.
More voters also thought President Trump did not go too far by suspending general refugee admissions into the U.S. for 120 days and imposing an indefinite suspension of admission of Syrian refugees. Only 44% thought Trump's executive order went too far, while
47% didn't think the executive action went too far."...image above from Zogby
Added: Trump approval 53% per Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll:
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday (Feb. 6) shows that 53% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove.
Added: US already has its own active terror cell thanks to US politicians: 11/16/2016, "Terrorist cell is alive in Minneapolis, U.S. judge in ISIL (ISIS) case says," Star-Tribune, Stephen Montemayor
Somali refugees, immigrants or their offspring have created a live Muslim terror cell in Minneapolis. "'Everyone talks about Brussels or Paris having cells,' U.S. District Judge Michael Davis said...then, raising his voice: “ “We have a cell here in Minneapolis.”" Judge sentenced 9 Somali-Minnesotans on terror charges. Chump US taxpayers have even been forced to pay for a decade of federal Somali terror investigations. Why isn't ACLU suing the US government as an accessory to terror?
"The judge later explained his forcefulness--so direct it surprised some attorneys — before sending Daud to prison: “We have to incapacitate this cell.”"
11/16/2016, "Terrorist cell is alive in Minneapolis, U.S. judge in ISIL (ISIS) case says," Star-Tribune, Stephen Montemayor
"Sentencings do not put ISIL (ISIS) case to rest, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis says."
|Judge Michael Davis, Star-Tribune|
"In sentencing nine young Somali-Minnesotans on terror conspiracy charges this week, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis closed a chapter in the federal government’s long, extraordinary investigation of ISIL recruitment in Minnesota. But the full story is far from over.
In nine hearings over three days before a courtroom packed with the families of the young men who sought to give their lives to ISIL, Davis repeatedly underlined a clear message: There is a terrorist cell in Minneapolis and it is still alive today.
Each day, Davis sought to extract acknowledgment from the young men that they were “terrorists,” and left no doubt as to his thoughts on whether they were simply misguided youths.
“Everyone talks about Brussels or Paris having cells,” Davis said one day, then, raising his voice: “We have a cell here in Minneapolis.”
Saying the Minnesota public had “danced around” the issue, Davis described the cell’s size as being between nine to 20, including those sentenced last week and others killed abroad.
Later in the week, he raised eyebrows in the courtroom by telling one defendant that he noted “six to 10” supporters who attended previous hearings and insisted that “some defendants gave them signals.”
“I know they’re out there,” Davis said. “The community knows they’re out there.”
Federal prosecutors seemed to share Davis’ conviction. In an unusual development on Wednesday, they asked that two defendants, Mohamed Farah and Abdirahman Daud, be returned to the courtroom after their hearings were finished.
Prosecutors said both men flashed index fingers pointed upward as they faced the gallery on their way out, an apparent symbol of “tawhid” that symbolizes an Islamic concept of “oneness of God” but is also a popular symbol used by ISIL supporters.
Minneapolis has been home to the nation’s largest ongoing FBI investigation into terrorism recruitment for most of a decade, centered on the city’s Somali-American population. The probe began with the departures of roughly two dozen men and women who returned to Somalia to join the terror group Al-Shabab.
It expanded when a group of young Somali-American co-conspirators trained their sights on Syria to join the cause of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) beginning in early 2014.
Davis has presided over every trial the investigation produced, and his judgments are being closely watched by an international audience.
His sentencing decisions this week — ranging from time served for one defendant to up to 35 years in prison for another — signal that courts are beginning to figure out how to address terror cases with more nuance....
But Davis’ sentencing decisions also sent the message that any attempts at rehabilitating would-be foreign fighters are in their infancy at best....
“Everyone was doing this for free,” said Mary McKinley, whose nonprofit Heartland Democracy worked on a court-approved counseling and mentoring program with defendant Abdullahi Yusuf since shortly after his late 2014 arrest.
Before sentencing Yusuf, 21, to time already served and sending him to a halfway house, Davis stopped short of endorsing Heartland Democracy as a suitable terrorism disengagement program....
Davis had created the nation’s first terrorism disengagement and deradicalization program earlier this year, contracting a German terrorism scholar to evaluate defendants before sentencing, assess their risk of recidivism and recommend any release programs that could provide an “off ramp” from radical thought or action.
But at Yusuf’s Monday sentencing, Kevin Lowry, Minnesota’s chief probation officer, told Davis that his office found no treatment providers contracted by the U.S. probation office that provide suitable treatment. Nor does the federal prison system offer specialized treatment for terrorism defendants....
Other defendants proposed various release programs, but Davis made clear that there was nothing suitable to impose as an official release program, let alone as an alternative to prison.
“You’re talking to the person that started things,” Davis told one attorney. “I know there’s nothing there. We don’t have anything in the U.S., we don’t have anything in the district of Minnesota and it’s questionable whether any programs around the world are working. That’s where we are at.”
Davis’ courtroom exchanges with defendants continued to detail how Minneapolis’ ISIL (ISIS) conspiracy stood out among the nation’s terror cases. One lesson, revealed because the Twin Cities group of defendants was so large, is that peer-to-peer recruiting can play a powerful role in the radicalization of young people. Defendant Zacharia Abdurahman referred to one of their colleagues who actually left for Syria and is presumed dead.
“When Abdi Nur left, that’s what changed the tides,” Abdurahman said. “I went from just being interested … to this is what I’ve got to do now.”
During Farah’s sentencing hearing, the judge made clear how much he thinks the community learned from the case.
“It’s on the record. There’s no denying of it,” Davis said. “Your own voice is on those tapes. Your voice here today is admitting to me what you have done. The litany of things that you did, the lies that you told should be published so there is no doubt about what is happening here today.”
The judge later explained his forcefulness — so direct that it surprised some attorneys — before sending Daud to prison: “We have to incapacitate this cell.”"
More Rasmussen Polls:
- Most Voters Think Trump, Unlike Obama, Puts U.S. Interests First
- 60% Favor Foreign Policy That Puts America First
- Most Still Favor Refugee Freeze
- Most Support Temporary Ban on Newcomers from Terrorist Havens
- Most Say All Trump’s Nominees Deserve A Senate Vote
- 40% Say Election Has Hurt a Close Relationship
- For Voters, Obama’s Legacy Is A More Divided America