Trump will take office as the most unliked president in four decades – but there’s more to the story.
Most of the attention given to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll has centered on the finding that Donald Trump will take office as the most unliked president of the last four decades – making him historically unpopular.
The survey finds 54 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Trump – while 40 percent view him favorably.
Just a day earlier Gallupreleased almost identical numbers with Trump’s unfavorable/favorable split at 55/40.
Compared to Gallup’s November numbers Trump’s favorables are on the decline since his election.
CNN also found that Trump’s numbers have dropped by 6 points since he beat Hillary Clinton in November and that his favorables are less than half those of incoming president Obama – which stood at 84 percent at around this time in 2009.
Trump responded to the polls in the most Trumpian way possible: by re-whining the story of how the system is rigged against the racist misogynist white male trust fund kid-turned-adult billionaire who despite no previous experience in government or the military and a lack of coherent policy proposals was elected president.
‘The same people who did the phony election polls and were so wrong are now doing approval rating polls’ Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
‘They are rigged just like before’.