Poll: Trump Gets Historically Low Approval Rating During First Days as President
According to the polls, President Trump’s approval ratings are at an all-time low.
The Hill reports:
The poll, conducted by Gallup, found that 45 percent of Americans approved of Trump’s first weekend as president. The same percentage of people disapproved of Trump’s first days.
Former President Obama had a 67 percent approval rating during his first days in 2009, and former President George W. Bush had 57 percent support in 2001.
The approval ratings are similar to a slew of polls that came just before Trump’s inauguration that found he also had the lowest pre-inauguration approval rating for a president-elect in decades.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll found that 40 percent of Americans approved of Trump during his presidential transition. About 80 percent approved of Obama during his own transition in 2009.The Trump team has disputed the significance of these polls.
“Presidents are not judged by their likability ratings among contemporaries or the crowd sizes at their inauguration. They’re judged by their accomplishments,” top adviser Kellyanne Conway said Sunday morning.
On Trump’s first full day as president, hundreds of thousands of people flooded Washington, D.C., to attend the historic Women’s March. The protesters left their signs — some of which directly referenced Trump — outside the White House at the end of their march.
Nearly 3 million people participated in similar marches worldwide.
Politico first reported the new poll on Monday.
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