The most striking finding during this period is that Trump's re-election launch is barely mentioned. One might expect a large proportion of conversations to exist for or against Trump's desire to be returned to the White House in 2020. Yet, disappointingly for team Trump, their effort hardly registers among everyday Wisconsinites*. That is not to say that the man himself is not spoken of. He entirely dominates the in-state political discussion. However only 13% is in his favour. Of particular concern to Trump should be the level of dissatisfaction expressed over his administration’s handling of the crisis in Iran - with few supporters coming to his defence. For the Democrat Party, on the day of the first primary TV debate, opportunity knocks.
Negative Discussion 36%
There is no point in sugar coating it, these people hate Trump. The more polite call him mad, a lunatic or a clown. Many describe his behaviour as embarrassing, whilst for others he is simply terrifying
Similarly people express fear and incredulity over Trump's actions against Iran. While some see his overall policy in the region as misguided at best, others feel that his handling over the Iranian crisis is confused and inept. Overall there is real fear that this will lead to an avoidable war which will result in many American lives being lost. The perception is that this is all the more likely due to influential ‘war mongers’ existing in Trump's immediate circle and within the GOP