Trump Entering White House As Most Hated Incoming President

Donald Trump won the presidential election, but he will enter the White House with almost no political capital with the American people on January 20, 2017.

Politico notes “Trump will enter the White House as the least-popular incoming president in the modern era of public-opinion polling.”

His current average favorability rating is 43%, even after the election, and his unfavorability rating is at 49%. That compares to a 68% favorability rating for Barack Obama in 2009 as he began his first presidential term. Obama’s unfavorability at the time was 21%.

The poor ratings are further amplified that Trump’s election victory came about by winning the electoral college but failing to secure popular support of the voters. Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. He has attempted to short circuit criticism of this failure by claiming that he won an electoral college landslide (he didn’t) and that “illegal” votes made up Clinton’s voting base (they didn’t). Some of his supporters have even argued that votes from California, the most populous state in the country, should be arbitrarily disregarded.


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  • Nashoba

    We have bigger things to worry about now, Trump calling for nuclear arms and his not president yet. Good choice right ? So, now Russia and Trump going to have a nuclear race like its a game how make the biggest and better. Why do they want Nukes and what are they planning do with them ? Are they planning on taking over the world ?? We don’t need Trump and Nukes with his temper. Why did Russia want Trump and what are they up to ?

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  • Jane Franklin

    I hate the man, every ridiculous tweet he makes infuriates me. What grownup would sit around on twitter writing the petty, ridiculous things that man does and be an incoming President?

  • Don

    And we thought Dubya was bad, this guy is a threat to western civilization.

    • CatG.

      I thought no president could be dumber than Bush and no man could be more evil than Cheney. Good old republicans proved me wrong.

  • Franklin Boyd

    I despise the 61 million morons that voted for him out of sheer ignorance,hatefulness and blatant stupidity..

    • Michael Hammer

      Absolutely correct.

  • Michael Hammer

    Yes he is coming in with a low rating, but that doesn’t matter to him. He was put in place by people in the 0.1% tax bracket. That’s the only people that are going to benefit by him being president. This election is all about making the very wealthy, much wealthier. The middle class, and the poor will suffer under trump. I think trump was low on money is why he weaseled himself in. He knew if he got in he would amass a fortune. We are talking about him making many Billions as president. The election, and how it was rigged, was all about money. Nothing else mattered to this man. Russia was in on this for sure. No one can be certain what’s in this for Russia, but it’s not something good. Promises have been made. A ” Deal ” has been struck, and we are going to suffer for it. You have seen his Cabinet choices. It’s all Billionaires. They are all corrupt. A bunch of hard working people voted for him. I have no idea why, except that they were full of hate. Now they will suffer for what they have done. They will get nothing good from this election. They were just plain uniformed, and or misinformed voters. They bought into his false claims, he will make america great again. Now all people who actually work for a living with suffer, while making trump, and his henchmen a lot of money. These fat cats will be laughing all the way to the bank, at the fools who voted for trump. i will never speak again to these poor fools, too stupid, to even know they were stupid. The Hell with them. That’s where they will be going for what they have done.

  • S.M.A.R.T.

    SOME UNEDUCATED REDNECK TRAILERTRASH IN WYOMING HAS A VOTE WORTH 362 TIMES WHAT THE VOTE OF A PHYSICIAN IN CALIFORNIA IS WORTH. THIS MUST STOP. THIS MUST STOP. GET RID OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.

  • MEMERE

    DON’T WORRY HE WON’T BE PRESIDENT…HE DIDN’T WIN…HE HAD IT RIGGED,WE ALL HEARD HIM YELL IT OVER AND OVER..IT WAS TO LET HIS F&*KING****** RUSSIAN RAT ****** TO HURRY AND GET IT DONE…THAT WAS THEIR MESG.. I’M POSITIVE……………….