It's no secret that President Donald Trump's approval rating is slightly less than desirable, to put it lightly. And a new Politico/Morning Consult poll confirms this, with one-third of voters giving Trump an "F" for his first year.
First Year Approval Rating:— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 16, 2018
Bush II 68%
Bush I 66%
Trump's first-year average approval rating is the lowest in polling history.https://t.co/ERjVIcQNKe
Gallup polling: Trump is wrapping up one year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year. https://t.co/FzNZoLkbZ7— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) January 16, 2018
The poll, which has a margin of error of 2 percentage points, surveyed 1,988 Americans in the beginning of January, and its results were neither positive nor surprising.
The survey reports that 35 percent of voters would give Trump a failing grade for his work, which is more commonly known as golfing, during his first year in the Oval Office. On the other hand, 18 percent of voters would give him an "A," while 17 percent would give him a "B."
It comes as no shock that the survey highlights the stark contrast between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to their approval of Trump. Seventy-two percent of Republicans voted in favor of Trump, giving him an "A" or a "B," while 79 percent of Democrats awarded him a "D" or an "F."
Furthermore, 45 percent of Independents gave Trump a "D" or an "F" for his first year, while 27 percent gave him an "A" or a "B."
Needless to say, this survey and the results will undoubtedly have no effect on Trump or his overtly high opinion of himself. Surely, he will take to Twitter to exclaim that the polls are "fake news" and reassure everyone that he got straight "A's" on his presidential report card. After all, he is a very stable genius.
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