I've been playing an FP elite AI game and the popularity seems glitchy. As of yesterday, day 19 I had declared war a total of about 5 times. My average popularity was in the high 50s I believe. I unintentionally started a war without declaring, which I know has more severe popularity penalties. This dropped the average to around the mid 30s. At day change it seems my popularity took a dramatic nose dive to 8% on average and 2% for a lot of individual countries. It seems that maybe if it is less than 50-ish it enteres a downward spiral. Besides, that no AI have lowered their status to embargo or war, despite the whole map "hating" me. For example, Albania had given me share map previously, but I'm only at 1% popularity with it and I would think it would embargo or declare with such a low opinion of me. Just seems like a lot of stuff is messed up with the popularity and corresponding status change behavior.