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MrScorpio

(73,631 posts)
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:14 PM Mar 2017

Trump is now the third most unpopular President ever

Only Junior and His Trickiness stand in his way.

It took years for those guys to sink to their depths, Cheetolini's sinking like a stone right out of the gate.

We're just getting started.

FDT.

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Trump is now the third most unpopular President ever (Original Post) MrScorpio Mar 2017 OP
"I wanna be number one." lpbk2713 Mar 2017 #1
It's called WINNING n/t Martin Eden Mar 2017 #10
interestingly enough, both shrub and tricky dick both had sky-high approval at some point unblock Mar 2017 #2
not really, the whole country temporarily stood together after 9/11 qdouble Mar 2017 #8
At which point, we were reminded of our duty as citizens . . . hatrack Mar 2017 #13
which is why i said "approval" can be a silly metric. unblock Mar 2017 #16
Agreed Pacifist Patriot Mar 2017 #17
it's a useful metric, it doesn't mean everyone will vote for, it's just an indicator qdouble Mar 2017 #20
yes they are pretty fickle mnmoderatedem Mar 2017 #14
The question asked on 9-12-01 Nevernose Mar 2017 #19
He richly deserves first prize ailsagirl Mar 2017 #3
The day's not over yet . . . . no_hypocrisy Mar 2017 #4
Give him time...he'll win this contest by a mile! eom Maeve Mar 2017 #5
I think he's worse than either of them. Squinch Mar 2017 #6
he's the best at being the worst Kimchijeon Mar 2017 #7
Message auto-removed Name removed Mar 2017 #9
Not Even Close colsohlibgal Mar 2017 #11
James Buchanan is really hoping he will finally get dislodged Warren DeMontague Mar 2017 #12
bet he got there in record time! spanone Mar 2017 #15
Truman was horridly unpopular upon leaving office dsc Mar 2017 #18
I was going to say, Junior must still have fans. Rhiannon12866 Mar 2017 #21

unblock

(52,875 posts)
2. interestingly enough, both shrub and tricky dick both had sky-high approval at some point
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 03:23 PM
Mar 2017

nixon peaked at 67% and won 49 of 50 states for re-election.

shrub hit 89% shortly after 9/11. which rather suggests that "approval" can be a pretty stupid metric, but that's another story.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/4258/history-shows-presidential-job-approval-ratings-can-plummet-rapidly.aspx


donnie started out in the hole and just kept on digging.

hatrack

(59,686 posts)
13. At which point, we were reminded of our duty as citizens . . .
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 08:45 PM
Mar 2017

. . . . and told to go shopping.

Greatest blown opportunity in American political history.

unblock

(52,875 posts)
16. which is why i said "approval" can be a silly metric.
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 09:02 PM
Mar 2017

"approval" is too vague, imho. in times of national crisis like that, it simply means you respect the office and showing a united front is more important than partisan bickering.

at other times it means you generally approve of the politician's actions, at other times the latest speech, at other times whether you doubt or believe the latest scandalous accusation, etc.

i know political scientists love "approval" ratings because there's a huge amount of data on it, but still, i think it's too vague and shifting in its nature.

qdouble

(891 posts)
20. it's a useful metric, it doesn't mean everyone will vote for, it's just an indicator
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:16 AM
Mar 2017

of whether the public perception of you is negative or not at that specific moment in time.

mnmoderatedem

(3,774 posts)
14. yes they are pretty fickle
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 08:48 PM
Mar 2017

but what makes trumpie truly unique is that he his still in his honeymoon period. All presidents have at least a fairly high rating this early in their presidency.

Nevernose

(13,081 posts)
19. The question asked on 9-12-01
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 10:38 PM
Mar 2017

Was "Do you support President Bush?"

It was the day after 9/11. Of course I supported the American president. Did I approve? Have trust, faith, or any reasonable expectations? Hell no!

But it was after 9/11, and, in the media, "support" magically morphed into "approve."

Kimchijeon

(1,606 posts)
7. he's the best at being the worst
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 04:25 PM
Mar 2017

he'll get to #1 spot in no time! (I think he's already there really lol)

SHITTIEST PRESIDENT EVER.

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

colsohlibgal

(5,275 posts)
11. Not Even Close
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 08:31 PM
Mar 2017

Dubya was a Cheney hand puppet, Nixon had a dark heart but while flawed he was competent.

This clown is in a league by himself.

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
12. James Buchanan is really hoping he will finally get dislodged
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 08:36 PM
Mar 2017

from ten thousand "worst president of all time" lists.

dsc

(52,209 posts)
18. Truman was horridly unpopular upon leaving office
Mon Mar 27, 2017, 10:20 PM
Mar 2017

and Bush the elder got less than 40 running for reelection.

Rhiannon12866

(209,368 posts)
21. I was going to say, Junior must still have fans.
Tue Mar 28, 2017, 06:29 AM
Mar 2017

And Trump has to be sinking fast. Is there any demographic he hasn't managed to enrage, except for his wealthy friends? And if I had to choose among those three on a ballot, Trump would definitely be my very last choice.

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