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Trump Just Received The Lowest Approval Rating In U.S. History For a New President

Donald Trump is not only the most hated man in the world, he is officially the most unpopular U.S president in history.

Trump just received the lowest approval rating — and highest disapproval rating — for a new president in U.S. history, according to a CNN poll released Friday.

The survey showed that a 53% majority said they disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job two weeks into office. Just 44% approve of the job he’s doing, 7 points below the previous low for presidents measured in the survey. Trump is the only president in recent history to hold a net-negative rating at this point in his tenure.

Donald Trump came into office as the least popular president in modern history, according to recent polls. But several actions during his first two weeks have contributed to the latest erosion in Trump’s numbers:

53% oppose the executive order Trump signed that temporarily bans travel to the US for citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.
A majority, 55%, view it as “an attempt to ban Muslims” from entering the US.
60% oppose building a wall along the US-Mexico border.
46%, a plurality, believe it makes the US “less safe” from terrorism.

Here’s a look at how his rating compares with the early numbers of recent past presidents: (Via CNN)


The survey also shows a sharp partisan divide: 90% of Republicans approved of Trump’s job performance, while just 10% of Democrats approved. Self-identified independents disapproved by a 55-to-41 split.

Trump’s approval rating follow the same patterns shown during the election cycle. White non-college-educated voters that came out to support Trump in droves said they largely approved of Trump’s job performance (59%). White College-educated and Nonwhite voters, meanwhile, disapproved by a 70-to-28 split, according to the survey.

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