As everyone who has followed Trump on Twitter knows, all negative polls rating his presidency are “fake news.” The only poll Trump trusts is Rasmussen, which typically slants right and favorably in his direction. However, as soon as the numbers released in any poll begin to reflect the true outlook of the American voters, such as the newly released ABC News/Washington Post poll showing Trump’s approval rating at just 36 percent, the majority of whom are disappointed by Trump’s presidency, Trump gets triggered.
The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
Actually, a rating below 40% is historically bad for a president just six months into his term. In fact, it has been seven full decades since a new president has scored so low in such a short amount of time.
‘An approval rating of only 36 percent at this point in a presidential administration is the lowest recorded at any point in the past seventy years. The last president to come close was Gerald Ford, who was coming off the Watergate scandal. Six months into Ford’s presidency, he had an approval rating of about 39 percent.
‘Obama’s approval rating at this same point in his presidency was a full 20 points higher than Trump’s, at 59 percent. Bill Clinton’s approval rating six months into his presidency was 45 percent.’
Twitter wasn’t buying Trump’s enthusiasm over a less than 40% approval rating, nor was anyone simply accepting that low ratings in the polls are “fake news.”
Actually, Mr. President, people actually disapprove of you. The polls are not inaccurate. It is that you aren't competent or likeable.
— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) July 16, 2017
40%??? You are at 35%!
It's the worse rating in 70 YEARS!!!
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) July 16, 2017
36% approval ratings as of today.
Lying to your base will eventually backfire.#NicetryTrump
— val broeksmit (@BikiniRobotArmy) July 16, 2017
Historically low ratings. Won't see you on Mt. Rushmore anytime soon, Don!
— Nathan Bernard (@nathanTbernard) July 16, 2017
I used to tell my math teacher that 40% was "not bad at this time."
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) July 16, 2017
Why are you so insecure? pic.twitter.com/uZahOVJ3YZ
— Laura Sesana (@lasesana) July 16, 2017
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) July 16, 2017
It's the worst of any president at this time in 70 years. It's bad sir.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) July 16, 2017
In his defense, 100% of Russians approve of him.
— Don't Leave Blank (@WTFisGoingOnDon) July 16, 2017
Uh it's not almost 40%, and it's a record low for any President in history, AND you inherited a strong economy and no major war or disasters
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) July 16, 2017
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