Barack Obama has a more favorable rating than Donald Trump -- in Alabama: Fox News
Former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump (Composite / Rawstory)

Donald Trump’s obsession with former President Barack Obama is well-documented. From predicating his campaign on the notion that the 44th president was born in Kenya, to claiming his inauguration drew the largest crowd in history (an record that, in fact, goes to Obama’s 2008 inauguration), to spending his entire administration actively dismantling his predecessor’s legacy, Trump has made his rivalry with the former president very clear.

And, according to a new poll out Thursday, the president has yet another reason to be—as the Rev. Al Sharpton once put it—“insecure” about not measuring up to Obama.

A Fox News poll shows Trump is lagging behind Obama’s “favorable” rating in, of all places, conservative Alabama. Even among registered voters in America’s heartland, Trump is sitting at a 50/47 favorable/unfavorable rating, while his chief rival Obama enjoys a 52/45 favorable/unfavorable.

Trump has repeatedly dismissed polls he doesn’t agree with as “fake news,” so it remains to be seen how he’ll react to his go-to news networks’ latest finding. Still, if these numbers hold true, Trump may want to rethink his one-time claim that Obama is “the worst president maybe in the history of our country.” At least in the interest of “populism.”