In the fluctuating world of politics, President Donald Trump’s popularity is proving to be as ever-changing as the wind, if approval rating are anything to go by.
The latest figures reported by Gallup state that Donald Trump’s approval rating fell to 36 per cent over the three-day period of March 24-26, following the administration’s failed effort to pass a new healthcare bill that would have replaced the Affordable Care Act.
This means Trump’s current approval rating is two per cent below Barack Obama’s lowest point of 38 per cent (recorded in 2011 and 2014). Trump has also sunk below Bill Clinton’s all-time low of 37 per cent, which was recorded in 1993.
At the time of the inauguration, Trump had the lowest approval rating of any new president in recent history, but his approval rating has continued to fluctuate since then.
All things considered, Trump is by no means the least popular President.
President George W. Bush saw his approval rating dip to 25 per cent during his tenure and President Richard Nixon’s approval sank to the dark lows of just 24 per cent among the American public.
While polls and approval ratings don’t count for everything in politics, President Donald Trump and his administration must surely be troubled by the news.
However, historically all presidents whose ratings fell below 36 per cent – with the exception of Nixon – saw their ratings improve thereafter.
He probably won’t be worried.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.