I know it’s totally shocking to discover that Trump is deeply unpopular but it’s still fun to read about it, isn’t it?
Over half of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s job performance just over a month after he entered office, according to a new survey.
Fifty-four percent disapprove of Trump’s showing so far in a NBC News/Survey Money poll out Wednesday, while 43 percent approve of how he is faring.
You know what comes next, right? FAKE NEWS!!!!
But aside from Trump’s inevitable bullshit, it’s important to note just how bad this is. Sure, other presidents have been this unpopular and even more so; Nixon’s approval rating dipped all the way down to the low 20s by the time he left and Bush was in the low 30s by the end of his second term. But Trump is in a class all his own. He’s already in the low 40s and unlike Nixon and Bush, he hasn’t had a huge scandal or economic disaster explode in his face. Yet.
Once the Russia scandal is fully exposed, expect Trump’s approval rating to drop into the 20s. Or if the Russia story doesn’t pop, the evil, horrible, mean ol’ press will inevitably find proof of serious corruption because Trump is too greedy to resist the urge to line his pockets and too stupid and/or lazy to hide it very well. He got away with it as a “businessman” because he had enough money to have lawyers bury everything but that doesn’t work as well when you’re the most public man on the planet.
In fact, Trump’s approval rating is so bad, and only looks to get worse, that there’s (once again) talk of his antics threatening the GOP’s control of the House. That might be a bit of stretch since Republicans have gerrymandered the shit out of House districts but if and when you see the GOP frantically pushing federal voter restriction laws, you’ll know that they’re worried.