Donald Trump leaves White House with worst approval rating in US history

Jan 20 2021, 7:02 pm

Former President Donald Trump left the White House on Wednesday with the worst approval rating in the history of the United States.

According to an approval poll¬†conducted by¬†Gallup, in his penultimate weeks in office from January 4 to 15, Trump’s numbers hit a record low of 34%.

His 41% average approval rating throughout his four-year presidential term is four points lower than any of his predecessors.

Trump’s approval high point was 49% in early 2020, spanning a time period between his first impeachment and the initial stages of his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

His approval fell below 40% in June amid response to the death of George Floyd and his increasingly nonchalant handling of the pandemic.

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Trump is the only president not to register a 50% job approval rating (or higher) at any point throughout the presidency since Gallup began measuring presidential job approval in 1938.

He is also the only president without a “honeymoon period” of above-average ratings upon taking office. His initial 45% job approval rating ended up being his highest point of approval in his years as president.

Gallup says that the president’s final ratings are most often a predictive case of “how presidents are regarded historically.”

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On Wednesday, Joe Biden was sworn into the White House as the 46th president of the United States of America.

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