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Fri Feb 3, 2017, 05:13 PM

But, hey... Emails!

First Trump approval rating lags behind past presidents

By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director

Updated 4:04 PM ET, Fri February 3, 2017

Washington (CNN)It's been two weeks since Donald Trump's inauguration, and the new President's work so far hasn't impressed the American people.

A majority, 53%, disapprove of the way the President is handling his job, according to a new CNN/ORC poll, marking the highest disapproval for a new elected president since polls began tracking those results. Trump is the only President to hold a net-negative rating this early in his tenure.
Read the poll results

Overall, 44% approve of the way he's handling the job, seven points below the previous low-point of 51%. Further, the share who disapprove "strongly" of Trump's work as president is nearly as large as the total block who approve, 43% feel intensely negative about Trump. Partisanship is the sharpest divider in opinions on Trump (90% of Republicans approve vs. 10% of Democrats).
Trump's high disapproval most clearly differentiates his ratings from those of his predecessors. While Ronald Reagan's first approval rating measure of 51% from Gallup in 1981 was not that far above Trump's 44% now, Reagan's disapproval number was far lower than Trump's (13% to 53%). And George W. Bush, the last president to be elected without capturing the popular vote, held a far more positive 57% overall approval rating in February of his first year in office, with just 25% disapproving.

Several specific actions Trump has taken in his first two weeks are also meeting with majority opposition, according to the poll. Most oppose the travel restrictions put in place by executive order last week, and 55% say they see it as an attempt to ban Muslims from entering the US. Further, 6 in 10 oppose Trump's plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico.


Keep up the great work, Donnie!


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Eliot Rosewater Feb 2017 #1

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Fri Feb 3, 2017, 05:23 PM

1. Surely you realize that as bad as things are

they would have been WAY worse if Hillary had been elected and none of this was happening.

Oh wait, things were going along kind of OK under Obama, actually.

So, wait, what?

Uh, wait, he was black and she is a woman, now I remember.

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