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Trump is still the least popular president of all time according to Nate Silver

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Allies of Donald Trump have increasingly been pushing back on stories of his intense unpopularity.

Trump is falsely claiming that his approval rating is higher than Obama’s and Fox is thumping his seven-point increase in the past month. Even liberal outlets like New York magazine are reporting that Trump’s numbers are “on the rise.”

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But Trump is benefitting from low expectations. Because he’s still the least popular president of all-time according to numbers tracked by data maven Nate Silver.

On Silver’s site FiveThirtyEight, you can see interactive graphs which track Trump’s approval rating against every president who’s served since the advent of modern polling. Currently, 53% of Americans disapprove of Trump, compared to just 40% who approve.

Those stats are drawn from several weighted polls and show that Trump has had a lower approval than any president, ever.

The only times Trump has been more popular than past presidents are during the first week of the George W. Bush presidency, 13 days in the middle of Bill Clinton’s first term and several months of Ford’s term in which the two anti-intellectual and scandal-ridden Republican’s numbers cross-cross often. In fact, Trump’s numbers track very closely to Ford’s numbers in the middle of his term.

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Richard Nixon was never as unpopular as Trump is right now.


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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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