Latest Trump/Approval Polls Released & The Results Have Trump On Verge Of Meltdown

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Donald Trump has always been obsessed with popularity. This outside approval, in whatever format it takes (money, ratings, polls), is exceedingly important validation for the president.

When he was amassing wealth using his father’s seed money and real estate connections, Donald couldn’t stop bragging about his worth. In 2011 he said:

‘”Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich.”‘

‘So I have a total net worth, and now with the increase, it’ll be well over $10 billion. But here, a total net worth of—net worth, not assets, not— a net worth, after all debt, after all expenses, the greatest assets— Trump Tower, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, Bank of America building in San Francisco, 40 Wall Street, sometimes referred to as the Trump building right opposite the New York— many other places all over the world.

So the total is $8,737,540,00.

Now I’m not doing that…I’m not doing that to brag, because you know what? I don’t have to brag. I don’t have to, believe it or not.’

When he was on TV, he was similarly fascinated with ratings. This fascination didn’t stop when he came on the political scene. In all, his Twitter mentions ratings 263 times. Ratings are proof that he’s doing a good job:

“Low ratings” is a hit thrown out to delegitimize anyone who speaks ill of him:

The person in charge of promoting The Apprentice went on the record to state:

‘I’ve never seen anyone in the television industry, and I’ve been in it 20 years, who cared as deeply about ratings, positive or negative, as Donald Trump.’

Now in office, Trump cares most about proving how much he is liked. To do this, he uses select polls that bolster his self-esteem. Just yesterday, he pointed to his performance in a poll (that is well-known for having a slight conservative bias):

But the real story is revealed in a highly respected poll released today. According to Morning Consult, 41% of Americans “strongly disapprove” of Trump’s performance, while another 13% “somewhat disapprove”. This means approximately 54% of Americans don’t favor Trump.

This part will probably sting the most: It’s the lowest point of his presidency. So far.

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