The Difference Between Donald Trump And Barack Obamas Approval Ratings Is Crazy
Donald Trump is breaking records but not the good kind.
According to a recent poll from ABC News and , hehas the lowest six-month approval ratingof any president dating back 70 years. At 36 percent, Trumpswooped in to take first place from Gerald Ford’s 39 percent back in1975.
On the other hand, Trump’spredecessor Barack Obama’s six-month approval rating came in at 59 percent, according to Politico, as did George W. Bush’s.
Obama’s first sixmonths in office included the outline of his energy policy, taking a new approach to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and visitingthe Middle East in hopes of reviving peace negotiations, according to .
Meanwhile,Trump’s first few months in officewere most notably defined by protests like the Women’s March, hiscontroversial travel ban and healthcare plans, and amissile strike on Syria following a chemical weapons attack that left 86 civilians dead, perABC News.
The majority of Americans polled this July have found fault with the president’sability to lead, his ideas for the future of the U.S. healthcare system, and Russia’s role in thecampaign all of which are factors ultimately affecting his numbers, according to ABC News.
With his modern day presidential use of social media, Trumptook to Twitter to address the situation about the poll.
Of course, people fired back when the president suggested the findingswere inaccurate.
Some, however, chimed in to defend the president’s numbers.
Overall, the poll further discovered that only 38 percent of people believe Trump is making progress toward the goals he set for himself as commander in chief, and nearly half of those polled believe America’s stance as a world leader has grown weaker since he took office.
When it comes to Russia, things aren’tlooking good.
The poll found that 63 percent of people believe the president’s family’s meetings with a Russian lawyer during the campaign were inappropriate, while 60 percent of those polled think Russia did try to affect the election’s outcome.
Though the Russian findings weren’t positive for Trump, there were some discoveriesthat could possibly work in hisfavor, like the fact that52percent of people believe the Democratic party simply acts against himrather than supports a particular cause.
Additionally, there’s a roughly even split for the way in which people believe the presidentis handling the economy: 43 percent approve, 41 percent disapprove, and 16 percent aren’t ready to comment on his economic performance (compared to the 3percent who weren’t in favor of commenting on Obama’s economic performance at hissix-month mark).
The poll surveyed a random sample of 1,001 adults in English and Spanish from July 10-13. The expected margin of error is 3.5 points, according to ABC News.