President Trump Smashes Record for Getting Majority of Americans to Disapprove of Him
It took former President George W. Bush 1,205 days to reach a majority disapproval rating. Former President Barack Obama crossed that threshold in 936 days.
And President Donald Trump did it in just over a week.
The Republican, who was sworn in on Jan. 20 as the least popular president in at least 40 years, hit majority disapproval in a record eight days, a new Gallup poll of 1,500 Americans finds. As of Saturday, 51 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump.
Trump’s majority disapproval rating comes after a tumultuous first week in office that was capped off with his widely protested executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. After the president’s first day in office, millions of women and men protested his agenda in the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches around the world.
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By contrast, it took at least several hundred days for the majority of Americans to disapprove of the past five presidents.
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While Bush hit majority disapproval six months into his second term and remained in negative territory for the rest of his time in office, Obama’s rating fluctuated before ending on a high note, with just 37 percent of Americans disapproving of Trump’s predecessor.