GLENN: Hello, welcome to the program.
I want to talk a little about some poll numbers here. I saw a poll that, you know, Barack -- I mean, sorry. Donald Trump's, you know, positive rating is, what? 43 percent now. And they're saying that's horrible and awful. And it is.
PAT: Well, the latest one was 36 percent. But...
STU: The average is around 39.
PAT: Yeah, the average is 38 or 39.
GLENN: Okay. So I saw one that was Donald Trump, 43. Hillary Clinton, 39. So have you guys -- has anybody heard anybody mention that Hillary Clinton is polling around the same as Donald Trump? And she hasn't done anything.
Remember, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
STU: Yeah, Bush's approval rating, he left with around 30 percent, and it's up around 50 right now. That's usually what happens.
GLENN: And she was -- her whole campaign strategy was shut her up. Don't let her talk. And she won't hurt herself.
And her approval rating was supposed to go up, just by making her go away. She's at 39 percent.
So for the high and mighty Democrats, we're both screwed, guys. Both sides are screwed.
Who do you have -- who does America have that you can pull out and say, here's the next president?
I will tell you somebody who is playing it really, really brilliantly, who is acting like a president and who is not plastic -- in fact, I've read his book. And it's the first book that I've read from a politician, where he actually wrote it. And it's not about policy. It's about family and everything else. Ben Sasse.
GLENN: I mean, that guy is positioning himself to be a guy that could be trusted for both sides. Now, whether anybody wants a nice guy, I don't know.
STU: And I think obviously Donald Trump is likely -- unless he decides to leave office himself, is going to be there for 2020.
GLENN: Oh, yeah. Yeah. 2024.
STU: But Sasse is young. Yeah. I mean, he's young. He seems to gauge well on social media. He's funny. He's engaging. I mean, he's really smart.
GLENN: Remember when he was on The Daily Show and he hit it out of the park? And I believe when he left, they were talking, on The Daily Show going, "That is the most dangerous conservative out there." Because he was so likable.