It Took Obama 922 Days to Drop to 42% Disapproval – It Took Trump Just 8

Last updated on July 17th, 2023 at 09:53 pm

Donald Trump, who entered office as the “first elected president with initial sub-50% approval rating” and “the highest disapproval rating for a new president” has proved that it is not always true that the only place you can go is up. He has gone down instead.

Gallup shows Donald Trump’s approval rating to be at 42 percent today, down from 45 percent and his disapproval rating at 50 percent, up from 45 percent.

Here’s the thing: It took President Obama 922 days to see his disapproval rating fall to 42 percent. It has taken Donald Trump just eight – that’s 8 – days. And 579 days for President Obama to see his disapproval rating fall to 50 percent. Trump wasn’t anywhere near even that popular on the day he took office.

It’s no wonder nobody attended his inauguration. All the doctored and stolen photos and poll-bashing in the world won’t change either reality.

Hrafnkell Haraldsson

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