On the heels of a report naming Donald Trump as the worst president of all time, it stands to reason that his public polling numbers would quickly follow suit — and boy, have they.
The president was just sure that the indictments that he thought somehow cleared him, and the crocodile tears he’s shed over the Parkland shooting, and his constant litany of how amazing he is at everything were adding up to a more favorable public opinion of him, but he couldn’t have been more wrong.
According to new data from what has essentially become the bellwether approval poll from Quinnipiac University, Trump’s approval rating has fallen back down below 40 points, this time to a dismal 37 percent.
The president had seen his numbers move up slightly after his first State of the Union address, but now that he’s gone on at least four or five Twitter rants since then, spread a number of verifiably false “facts,” and generally gone back to acting like the jackass he always has, the predictable downward slide of his ratings, even among Republicans, has begun again in earnest.
Some 4 in 10 Americans approve of the president’s policies, according to the poll, but a full 10 percent fewer actually like him as a person, which may be surprising to someone like me, who doesn’t quite understand how anyone likes him at all, but is in fact a really, really depressing thing to think about.
We just had a President’s Day, and only 30% of Americans like the President we have.
But that wasn’t the only bad news for Trump in this poll. Not only did it show that 3 out of 4 Americans believe that someone like Rob Porter, who was known to have a history of domestic violence, should never have a security clearance, but that a majority of Americans think Trump didn’t act in time to respond appropriately, and even fewer believe that when he finally did, he did the right thing.
Perhaps most damning of all for Trump, however, is the proof that he’s wrong about whether or not Americans believe the news about Russian influence on the 2016 election. A whopping three-quarters of respondents said that they believe Russia meddled in our democracy, which calls the entire election into question.
None of us have any doubts as to whether Trump should be president, and his polling is starting to look like most agree. Hopefully, all of them are getting ready for the Blue Wave coming this November.
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