Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

The president has good reason to be upset at polling firms: They're nearly unanimous in assessing that Americans, by and large, think [Donald] Trump is doing a bad job in the White House. The weighted average from data-centric website FiveThirtyEight pegged Trump's approval rating at just 37 percent Monday, while it had his disapproval rating at 57.3 percent. No other president in the history of modern polling has had an approval rating so low on day 199 of their presidency, where Trump is now, and only former President Gerald Ford was close, at 39.4 percent approval -- and that was in the wake of pardoning his predecessor, Richard Nixon, who resigned in disgrace amid the Watergate scandal.




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To be clear, other presidents have had lower approval ratings, but none so early in their tenure, when leaders are typically gifted a grace period of sorts. Former President George W. Bush sunk to the mid-20s, for instance, but it took eight years, two unpopular wars and a struggling economy to get there.


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W no longer the worst president.

Nixon no longer the most corrupt.

Only 199 days.

Good job Orangeglo.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-08-07 01:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Anyone else really think that Trump would actually run again in 2020?

Personally I think he is going to "campaign" to fill up his PACs and then drop out and collect the money and let Pence run in his place.

From what limited info I could find, as long as it is PAC money and it doesn't get used for any other candidate, the money is pretty much open for the taking.

#2 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-08-08 02:13 PM | Reply

Before any idiot comes on and claims the polls are wrong considering the 2016 election, this is the aggregate from Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight who gave Trump about a 35% chance of winning the election.

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-08-08 05:08 PM | Reply

Anyone tired of all this WINNING yet?!

#4 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-08-08 05:10 PM | Reply

All this makes me wonder just how horribly bad he was as a businessman, since he had complete control of the narrative in those days.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-08-08 06:51 PM | Reply

Trump about a 35% chance of winning the election.

He also stood back 2-3 weeks before claiming "Nope, it's actually 50-50."

#6 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-08-08 11:02 PM | Reply

Are these the same polling folks that predicted a landslide for Hillery Clinton? Yep, they are.

#7 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-08-09 08:55 AM | Reply

Most Presidents get a grace period.

It took 8 years for W to sink to the mid 20s.

No grace period for this particularly graceless pig.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-08-09 05:59 PM | Reply

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