Presidential approval ratings have revealed Trump to be the least popular President in the history of modern opinion polling as of the start of his second year in office. Polls also reveal that he is about as popular as other modern Republican Presidents among Republican voters,
There’s been a mild uptick this last week or so but to me the surprise, though perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise, is that Trump hasn’t lower ratings. Considerably lower. Look at George W Bush where from 2006 he rarely went above 40% and generally was tipping 30% or less.
But without in any way dismissing Bush’s failings, it is surely surprising given the spread of issues re Trump that he’s not less popular.
Jacobs has an interesting point about expectations:
It’s an indication of the impact that Trump has had on American politics and American culture. We now expect the president, along with…
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