Who has ever lived who is the most well-liked man?
Of course, Donald Trump is the culprit. Simply ask him, and he will answer.
But there has been some clear evidence in recent days that Trump’s popularity is starting to decline.
The former president boasted about his “sold out” performance on his own Truth Social platform hours before his Saturday rally in Ohio, saying there would be a “huge crowd” crammed into the 7,000-seat Covelli Centre in Youngstown.
Trump said with his trademark odd capitalization, “The Pennsylvania Rally was a massive success, ‘packed’ with great American Patriots, and the Ohio Rally, tonight, is a likewise sold out juggernaut – Look at the massive crowds.”
Well, not really.
The Daily Mail reported Saturday night that there was a “Uncharacteristically thin crowd in Ohio as Trump prepares to take the stage”.
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 18, 2022
Before Trump hit the stage, the stadium started to fill up a bit, but it was still obvious that it wasn’t completely full when the show started.
Then, a fresh survey released on Sunday revealed that Trump’s support rating has fallen to its lowest level since April 2021.
Only 34% of people polled in the NBC poll had a favorable opinion of Trump, while 54% had a negative opinion of him. Only 20% of the pro-Trump respondents said they viewed him “very positively,” compared to 46% of those who had a negative opinion of him.
In the months leading up to the November midterm elections, Trump has a strong track record of success with his backed candidates. However, it’s important to note that incumbents who are up for re-election typically win with more than 90% of the vote, and Trump has generally made safe selections (he did endorse the candidate running against his nemesis, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, and Cheney lost).
But unquestionably, things have changed. Following yet another spate of mass murders, Republicans resisted enacting additional gun control measures, and the GOP-controlled Supreme Court ultimately effectively overturned the precedent-setting Roe v. Wade ruling that defined abortion as a right protected by the Constitution.
THEN, the FBI carried out a raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and seized a number of “top secret” documents that he had fled with from the White House. There is no longer any notion of a landslide victory for the GOP in November.
The Ohio rally made matters worse. There was some seriously bizarre activity going on.
Oh my goodness — Trump's hypnotic rant about how the US is declining is now set to dramatic music. Weird and very cult-like. pic.twitter.com/t8plMS4nY6
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2022
In the closing of Trump’s speech, Rolling Stone explained where the peculiar string melody originated.
“The song has not been definitively identified, although some — including The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer — said it is titled ‘WWG1WGA’ after the QAnon slogan, ‘Where we go one, we go all,’ and is affiliated with the movement. The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman speculated Trump may have used a song titled ‘Mirrors’ by film and TV composer Will Van De Crommer. But, as a music professor who analyzed ‘Mirrors’ after Trump used it in a video told Vice in August, the two songs are ‘identical.’”
David Dominique told Vice News, “I have listened to both [‘Mirrors’ and ‘WWG1WGA’] closely several times now, and I have 100% professional confidence these recordings are identical, not even a reinterpretation of a composition, but the same recording”.
Youngstown Ohio Trump Rally.
September 17, 2022
Heil Trump! pic.twitter.com/3AwBhHvluR
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) September 18, 2022
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