Monday, March 20, 2017
Donald Trump has set a record that disapproval rating that has never been reached before in the history of polling as his disapproval rating has reached 58% two months into his time in office.
Trump's approval rating has plunged to 37% as his disapproval rating has soared to 58%.
Never in US history has a president been this unpopular so early in his first term. Trump has lost 2 points in approval and gained three disapproval points since the CBO revealed that 24 million people would lose their health insurance under Trumpcare.
Trump has the worst job approval numbers since Gallup began tracking presidents in 1945. At this same point during his first term, President Obama's job approval rating was in the low 60s. George W. Bush's approval rating was in the low 50s. It took Ronald Reagan a year to have an approval rating as bad as Trump's, and it was a year into Richard Nixon's second term before he hit the low that Trump is at.
The practical political lesson for Democrats is that they should not shy away from linking Congressional Republicans to their unpopular president. What should be frightening for elected Republicans is that things will probably get much worse for Trump in the future. The first few months of his term are supposed to be the most popular point of his presidency.
How low can Donald Trump go? It is possible that he may set records for unpopularity that will stand for decades.
Trump promised to make America great, but instead, he has been a complete failure as president.
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