Historically unpopular Trump reacts to new poll


"Historically unpopular" Trump reacts to new poll
  1. "Historically unpopular" Trump reacts to new poll
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President Donald Trump’s approval ratings six months in are historically bad. What does he think of the latest poll?

The latest poll by the Washington Post and ABC News has given Trump one of his worst net approval ratings yet. The poll suggests that 36% of American voters approve of Trump’s performance as president so far compared to the 58% who said they disapprove of his performance. This gives him a net approval rating of -16%.

FiveThirtyEight, which gathers and models statistical data, says that Trump is “historically unpopular” for a president at this point in their presidency. They point out that since 1945 no president has had a negative net approval rating at this stage in their presidency, except Gerald Ford on -6%, a score still significantly higher than Trump’s rating today.

SEE ALSO: 7 of Donald Trump's most controversial tweets this year

According to FiveThirtyEight, the average approval rating for a US president six-months in to their presidency is +38%.

For the sake of comparison, Barack Obama’s rating at this stage was +19%, as was George W. Bush’s.

President Trump reacted to the poll on Twitter saying that:

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