Only a few short days ago, the media reminded all of America of just how unpopular President-elect Trump was.
Their timing sparked interest, as their announcement was just as President-elect Trump was about to take the Oath of Office.
The media appeared dead set on scaring 63 million Trump supporters into believing they had made a “yuuge” mistake. Thus, we were regaled repetitively with how low Trump’s transition poll numbers were.
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Of course we all know that Obama had the highest transition poll numbers in American history. Here’s how politico reminded us of both Trump and Obama when it comes to transition polls:
That, according to The Washington Post, makes Trump the least-popular incoming president of the past 40 years — by a large margin. Eight years ago, ABC News/Washington Post polling showed Barack Obama with a 79 percent favorable rating. Even George W. Bush — who lost the popular vote and was designated the next president only after a protracted recount in Florida — had a 62 percent favorable rating on the eve of his inauguration. Bush’s 36 percent unfavorable rating was the lowest of the modern era, until Trump’s 54 percent score in the new poll.
President Trump said those polls were rigged. The media claimed Trump was just an egomaniac who couldn’t handle bad information about him.
Let’s update polls, now that Trump is president?
His job approval is SOARING. So much so that people have almost forgotten about that other guy…what’s was that guy’s funny name?
As the Washington Times reported,
Things appear very promising for the new White House: A new Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday says President Trump has a 59 percent job approval rating among likely voters.
In addition, the pollster has isolated key passages in Mr. Trump’s inaugural speech and asked respondents if they agreed with the ideas he presented.
Voters like Mr. Trump’s populist standing: 72 percent agreed with his statement that “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.” 17 percent disagreed, 11 percent were not sure.
A majority of the respondents — 52 percent — also agreed with this statement: “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first.” Thirty-seven percent disagreed, 11 percent were undecided.
Pretty good numbers for a man who everybody hates.