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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

President Donald Trump is set to finish 2017 with the lowest approval rating of any modern president at this stage of his first term, according to a CNN poll released Tuesday.

Trump's approval rating in the survey is now 35 percent, with 59 percent voicing disapproval.

It's the lowest December score for any first-year president going back to Dwight D. Eisenhower, with most presidents in that time scoring at least 49 percent approval.

By this time in their presidencies, Barack Obama had 54 percent approval, and George W. Bush had 86 percent. The lowest score before Trump was Ronald Reagan's 49 percent approval in 1981.

✔ @mkraju CNN POLL Presidential Approval Rating Dec of First Year

Bush, 2001 86% Kennedy, 1961 77% Bush, 1989 71% Eisenhower, 1953 69% Nixon, 1969 59% Carter, 1977 57% Obama, 2009 54% Clinton, 1993 54% Reagan, 1981 49% Trump, now 35%

6:52 AM - Dec 19, 2017




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The Republican tax bill, which could get final congressional approval this week, doesn't appear to be helping his ratings.

The CNN poll found that 55 percent of Americans oppose the bill, which is expected to give a major tax cut to the wealthy while offering comparatively slim tax relief to the middle and lower classes.

Sixty-three percent said they believe the bill will benefit Trump and his family, and 73 percent want the president to finally release his tax returns.

Trump has boasted that the bill would be a "great Christmas gift to middle-income people" and "not good" for him, although several key elements of the bill, such as lower pass-through rates and a repeal of the alternative minimum tax, would give a major boost to billionaires like him.

According to the poll, the number of Americans against the tax bill increased 10 points within the last month. About 45 percent of respondents were against the bill in November, compared with 55 percent in December.

Trump's numbers have been steadily declining for most of his first year in office, though he doesn't seem willing to accept it. The president tweeted a conservative-leaning poll in November that listed his approval rating at 56 percent, which is higher than any other mainstream poll has given him.

"One of the most accurate polls last time around. But #FakeNews likes to say we're in the 30's," the president wrote about the Rasmussen Reports poll. "They are wrong. Some people think numbers could be in the 50's. Together, WE will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

As of now, Trump's average approval rating in major polls is 38 percent, according to Real Clear Politics.


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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-19 11:08 PM | Reply

"Americans not only think President Donald Trump is doing a bad job, they also think he's dishonest, dumb and a hothead -- with half of those polled saying he should resign as a result of multiple sexual misconduct accusations, a new poll shows.

Exactly half of the voters polled said Trump should resign because of the multiple sexual harassment and sexual assault accusations women have made against him

Other findings reflect deep concern about the president. When asked, "Would you say that Donald Trump is honest?" 62 percent of the voters -- including 18 percent of Republicans -- said, "No."

Voters answered similarly when asked whether the president has "good leadership skills," and whether he "cares about average Americans." An even larger percentage -- 70 percent -- said Trump is not "level headed."

#2 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-12-20 12:34 AM | Reply

that is a different poll then then Corky CNN poll it all so said this

"Almost 60 percent of voters disapprove of the way Trump is doing his job overall and most gave him low grades on a variety of personality traits, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday."

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-12-20 12:44 AM | Reply

Thanks to 95% trash talk about him on the lame stream media.

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-20 10:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Sniper, you are really putin' on a push for that BOAZ vs Sniper competition. Is this your 'finishing kick' to the goal line?

You simply are simple aren't you.

Look at you. You have gone full Sarah Palin.

Relax, BOAZ, not sure there is much room left for you to overtake Snipe. Great effort though.

#5 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-12-20 11:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Thanks to 95% trash talk about him on the lame stream media.


Except on Fox and radio...

Have you ever thought that maybe the trash talk is right?

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-20 11:59 AM | Reply

Thanks to 95% trash talk about him on the lame stream media.

#4 | Posted by Sniper

Of course!

And it had nothing to do with the 100% trash talk coming out of the President chocolate pie hole.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-12-20 04:21 PM | Reply

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