U.S. President Donald Trump More Unpopular than Obama Ever Was

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
2017-05-27 13:56:09


Washington, May 27 (RHC)-- A new poll in the United States show that the opinion of the Republican Party and U.S. President Donald Trump are at a new low, dropping below the worst rating of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Overall, 57 percent of U.S. voters disapprove of the job Trump is doing, while only 35 percent approve, according to the Quinnipiac University survey, making him the most unpopular new president in four decades.

Trump’s job disapproval rating is up five points from the 52 percent Quinnipiac reported just two weeks ago.  Obama's worst rating in the poll came in 2013 when only 38 percent of voters approved of the job he was doing, which is still three points above Trump’s latest rating.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush had a lower rating in last year of his presidency in 2008, but that, “took eight years, two unpopular wars and a staggering economy to get there,” said Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Voters’ opinions of Trump remain largely negative when it comes to his personal qualities, including honesty and level-headedness.  The poll also found that 57 percent of voters think that the president does not care about average Americans, and a similar number, 55 percent, do not believe that he has good leadership skills.

Meanwhile, 70 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling their job, an increase of six points from two weeks ago, and 57 percent disapprove of the Democrats’ job performance.

Trump was one of the most unpopular candidates ever to get elected president.  His opponent in the 2016 presidential election race, Hillary Clinton, also had high unfavorable ratings.


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