Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Unpopularity Contest: Trump Is Off to a Historically Poor Start

by Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter

Trump's historically poor start

Every American president has had his ups and downs. But we've never seen this kind of down this early: A Gallup poll on Monday had President Trump's job-approval rating at 36% (it was conducted mostly after the failed health-care push). To put that standing into perspective, here's where Gallup had these other early presidencies at about this same point in time:

Barack Obama: 63% (March 16-22, 2009)
George W. Bush: 53% (March 26-28, 2001)
Bill Clinton: 53% (March 12-14, 1993)
George H.W. Bush: 56% (March 12, 1989)
Ronald Reagan: 60% (March 15, 1981)
Jimmy Carter: 75% (March 20, 1977) 

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Source: NBC News

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