Trump Earns Majority Disapproval in Record Time

It took Trump only 8 days, according to the Gallup Poll, to get a majority of the American people to disapprove of his performance as president. As David Lauter reports in the LA Times,

President Trump’s actions during his first week in office have appeared to be aimed at the voters who already supported him, not at reaching out to the rest, and that’s taken a rapid toll on his support, which was already historically low.

Gallup, which has measured job approval for presidents for decades, shows Trump’s approval so far at 45%, with 48% disapproving. That’s an average of several days’ polling.

The daily trend lines are not kind to the new administration. As of Saturday, 51% of Americans disapproved of Trump’s performance.

That’s a record for the speed of getting to majority disapproval.

By contrast, here are the number of days it took other recent presidents to achieve MAJORITY disapproval, according to Gallup:

Reagan: 727
Bush I: 1336
Clinton: 573
Bush II: 1205
Obama: 936

So, note again — Trump: 8. days.

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