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, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.