According to recent a poll, President-elect Trump will find himself heading into the White House with “historically low” pre-inauguration ratings.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Trump with just a 40 percent approval rating of his transition.
The ABC News/ Washington Post poll states that in 2009, President Obama entered the White House with an 80 percent transition approval rating, while former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush had similar ratings, with 72 percent, 81 percent, and 82 percent approval, respectively, as presidents-elect.”
The same ABC News/Washington Post poll also found that “54 percent of Americans view Trump unfavorably. The unfavorable ratings of past presidents like Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Obama ranged from 9 to 20 percent when they entered office.”
A CNN/ORC poll has Trump with an overall 40 percent approval rating, and a Gallup poll has Trump ranging around the same numbers.
President-elect Donald Trump, who likes to tell it like it is, gives his explanation of these poll results in an early morning tweet:
The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2017
H/T: The Hill
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