Most Americans don’t like Donald Trump. That’s not an opinion. It is a fact. According to a recent Gallup poll, the rotund Republican will be entering the White House on Jan. 20, as one of most unpopular presidents in history, with just a 40 percent favorable rating. And that is not the only area where Trump is breaking norms. His unfavorable numbers are also at a historic high for an incoming president.
As Gallup points out,
“Of the four most recent incoming presidents, Trump is the only president-elect whose unfavorable rating outweighs his favorable score; a majority of 55% of Americans hold a negative view of Trump.”
Americans’ dislike for Trump is also high among Republicans, who favored the last Republican president, George W. Bush, by 15 points. Bush came in with 97 percent, while Trump only scores 82 percent.
The Gallup poll was taken among 1,032 adults from Jan. 4-8 and has a margin of error of 4 points.
Another issue that may be adding to Trump’s popularity problems relates to refusing to reveal his tax returns.
Last week at a press conference, Trump said, “The only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, OK?” Adding that he didn’t think the American public cared “at all.”
But Trump is wrong bigly on that one.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted from Jan. 12-15, 2017, shows that 74 percent of those surveyed think Trump should release his tax returns. The survey included 1,005 adults, with a margin of error of 3.5 points.
To tell Congress what you think about what they’re doing to your country, call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.
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