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Trump Continues To Be The Least Popular President Since Modern Polling Began

President Donald Trump continues to be the least popular President since modern polling began according to reporting by Bloomberg News. (photo credit: Ninian Reid/ Flickr)

President Donald Trump continues to be the least popular President since modern polling began according to reporting by Bloomberg News.

Trump is (again per FiveThirtyEight) back in last place in approval ratings at this number of days after being sworn in of any president in the polling era. And his "net" approval (subtracting disapproval) has been the worst among those 13 presidents every day of his presidency, and it's never been particularly close. Currently he's within a single percentage point of same-day Gerald Ford in approval, but at -18.3, his net approval is 9 percentage points worse than Ford's, and every other president was in positive territory at this point. All of that with the more-or-less peace and something very close to prosperity -- the two things that generally drive whether U.S. citizens like their presidents or not.

Trump's approval rating is completely out of whack for the current environment.

In fact, Harry Enten at FiveThirtyEight estimates that Trump's net approval is a whopping 30 percentage points below where the economy suggests it should be.

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