Poll: Trump’s approval rating hits highest point of presidency

President Trump‘s approval rating has surged to the highest level of his presidency, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll

The survey, which was released Sunday, found that 47 percent of registered voters approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House, a figure that represents a 5-point increase from April.

Read full article here: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/451858-poll-trumps-approval-rating-hits-highest-point-of-presidency

Half of Americans call Mueller Investigation a “Witch Hunt” – USA Today poll

WASHINGTON – Amid signs that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference may be near its conclusion, a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds that trust in Mueller has eroded and half of Americans agree with President Donald Trump’s contention that he has been the victim of a “witch hunt.”

Support for the House of Representatives to seriously consider impeaching the president has dropped since last October by 10 percentage points, to 28 percent.

Real the full story here:  https://news.yahoo.com/poll-half-americans-trump-victim-131429338.html

Thank you CPR readers, for another great year!


The editors and writers at California Political Review join me in thanking you, our readers, for making this another successful year of our service to you.

In 2018, California Political Review saw record participation since creation of this on-line presence in 2011.  In 2018, we enjoyed over 1,600,000 “Page views” from readers like you, and an average 4,200 Page views per day, a new and remarkable yearly high.  Also, in total since 2011, CPR has received 7,200,000 Page views and has published over 59,000 reader comments!

CPR’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CaPoliticalReview has grown to enjoy 21,841 “likes” and over 19,000 “followers”, thus increasing readership even further.

And according to the respected “Alexa” viewership rating system, CPR is the “113,900” most visited site in America.  That may sound like a high number, but considering all the websites out there, it is a very good rating, and very handily beats, with a much bigger audience, all the other conservative news aggregation and commentary websites dedicated to California.

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Jim Lacy on Jim Acosta’s rudeness, midterm election results, and more – VIDEO on Weekend Breakfast


In this video airing on Saturday, November 10 on Australian Broadcasting Corporation, California Political Review publisher Jim Lacy comments on CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s rudeness at a recent White House press conference, the meaning of the midterm elections, and more.

 

 

Jim Lacy on Trump/Kim Summit; G-7 Trade Debate, Australian Broadcasting’s “Weekend Breakfast”


In this video, California Political Review publisher and author Jim Lacy comments on questions about Donald Trump’s highly anticipated summit with Kim Jung Un on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and on the Trump Administration’s trade policies coming out of the recent G-7 meeting in Canada.

Trump’s and Obama’s Syrian Policies Compared – Jim Lacy on Australia’s “Weekend Breakfast”


In this video clip of an interview airing in Australia on April 15, California Political Review publisher Jim Lacy explains the policy behind President Trump’s successful strike on Syria and compares it to Obama’s failed policies.

Jim Lacy on Australian diplomat and Russian collusion claims


In this video airing January 1, 2018, Jim Lacy comments on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on reports of an Australian diplomat’s meeting in a London bar with a Trump volunteer in 2016 at which Russian hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails was allegedly discussed.

Trump “by the numbers” is the Prosperity President

At year’s end we can expect the pundits and the mass media that hates our President to begin their assessments of Donald Trump’s first year as president.  The truth about Trump’s first year in office, however, is that he is proving to be the Prosperity President. 

Our nation has seen economic growth of 3% or more in the last two quarters of Trump’s first year.  This compares to -4.5% in the first quarter of Obama Administration.  The rate of real economic growth is the single greatest determinate of both America’s strength as a nation and the well-being of the economy.   But in Obama’s America in his first full year in office in 2009, the GDP growth rate was -2.8%.  In other words, the economy contracted 2.8%. 

Economists profess that the ideal GDP growth rate is between 2-3%.  Less than 2% will not create new jobs for the growing labor force.  More than 3% means the economy is headed toward an asset bubble.  This situation generally creates inflation and rising prices.  Sometimes higher prices will cool off demand.  More often, the bubble bursts, and the economy descends into recession.  Trump’s 3% growth rate over the last six months is absolutely perfect medicine to improve an ailing “Obama” economy.  In fact, Obama’s record on economic growth will be considerably worse than that of the much-maligned George W. Bush.  Bush 43 delivered GDP growth averaging 2.10%, with two years (2004 and 2005) above 3.0%.  But Obama hardly nudged the economy above 1%, rarely near 2%, and averaged a limp 1.5% over eight years as President.  This performance ranks Obama as the fourth worst president in history by the economics, and the only president in history to never see economic growth at 3% or more in any one quarter of his term.

In contrast, Ronald Reagan brought forth an annual real GDP growth of 3.5% .

According to Fox Business News channel’s Maria Bartiromo, since Trump’s inauguration, six billion dollars in new wealth has been added to stock market.  Companies like Boeing are now investing hundreds of millions in new manufacturing facilities.  The Dow Jones average up 25% in first year of office.  

While Trump can point to other first year achievements, such as Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch being confirmed along with a record number of 19 federal judges with lifetime appointments, a major tax cut bill, ISIS is removed from Iraq, huge reductions in illegal immigration, ending the ObamaCare mandate, deregulation and more, all this has occurred while according to the Media Research Center – 91% of the news coverage on Trump in September through November by the major networks was negative. 

Obama may have been personally popular but his policies were not.  Trump remains much more popular than Hillary Clinton in public opinion polls, something the media won’t give him credit for, but his policies are surely more popular than Obama’s.  Not only are they popular, they are delivering for the American people, and among the top deliverables is prosperity and economic growth.  Trump is proving himself to be the Prosperity President.

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Gustavo Arellano threatened me

There is a controversy on social media going on regarding the new ownership of the LA Weekly newspaper.   But Gustavo Arellano, a former writer for the OC Weekly and Voice of Orange County, threatened me from participating in the debate on social media by tweeting to me after I made a comment:

“But with you popping in, don’t get @RScottMoxley interested!”

R. Scott Moxley describes himself as a person whose “award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades.”  Moxley’s pieces include exposes, sometimes targeting conservatives, like me.  So, what Arellano was conveying to me in his tweet, now deleted, and blocked from his account, is that if I had anything more to say about the LA Weekly newspaper ownership issue, that I could draw a retaliatory negative story from his friend Moxley at the OC Weekly.

Journalism is great when it “touches nerves” and exposes hidden truths.  But journalists are quite shameful individuals when they threaten to use their contacts to suppress public participation in debate.  Yet it is very clear that Gustavo Arellano intended to bully me into silence, and for this he deserves to be outed for the bully he is, and he owes me, and his profession, and even R. Scott Moxley, an apology.

Here is Arellano’s tweet threatening me:

GustavoArellano (@GustavoArellano)

12/3/17, 10:13 AM

@JamesVLacy1 @LAWeekly @OCWeekly Yeah, no. But with you popping in, don’t get @RScottMoxley interested!

Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano

Las Vegas shooting tragedy, Second Amendment rights explained, Jim Lacy on Australia’s “Weekend Breakfast”


In this video broadcast Sunday morning, October 8 on Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Weekend Breakfast,” California Political Review Publisher Jim Lacy discusses the Las Vegas shooting tragedy, explains Second Amendment rights, and defends the Trump Administration’s response to the Puerto Rican hurricane.