Trump Leaves With Historically Low Approval Rating, But 1/3 Still Love Him Despite Scandals
The good news is that Donald Trump's involvement in the attack on the Capital and his tiresome lies about the election have finally eroded his base somewhat. The bad news is that despite all that, his second impeachment, and his chaotic and incompetent response to the pandemic, about one-third of Americans still support the outgoing President.
Trump will depart for Florida on Wednesday with an approval rating of 29%, the lowest of his presidency, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. A new Quinnipiac University poll found that his approval rating stands at 33%, while his disapproval is at 60%. In either case, it's the lowest final presidential approval rating ever recorded. For Trump, it represents about a 10 point drop from his average approval rating which generally hovered in the 40-44% range.
The most discouraging finding in the Pew survey is that about 34% of respondents said they believed Trump was “definitely” or “probably” the rightful election winner. Among Republican respondents, 64% felt that way which shows that GOP reformers like Senators Ben Sasse and Mitt Romney may not have much luck in excising the more insane elements from the party. QAnon and Donald Trump will likely remain the dominant force in the GOP through the next election cycle in 2022.
There is some positive polling news for incoming President Joe Biden. According to a Washington Post/ABC News survey released yesterday, two-thirds of Americans approve of how Biden has run his presidential transition, despite all of Trump's election fraud nonsense.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content