A recent Gallup poll has President-elect Donald Trump’s approval rating lower than those of Obama and Bush.
The Gallup poll was conducted from Dec. 7-11. Gallup surveyed 1,028 American adults from all regions of the U.S. The poll has a margin of error of 4 percent.
Americans appear to be split down the middle at 48% approving and 48% disapproving of Trump’s transition.
Back in 2008, President Obama’s transition rating was 75% and back in 2001, President George Bush’s rating was at 65%.
Trump’s lower rating could be based on the disapproval by Democrats of his recent cabinet picks. Reportedly, only 17% of Democrats approve of Trump’s transition. This reflects a significant drop when compared to the 46% of Democrats that approved Bush’s transition in 2001.
Trump has nominated several new cabinet members, with the most recent being Governor Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy, and Ryan Zinke, a Montana Republican, as Secretary of Interior.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 14, 2016
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