Trump Is Least Popular First-Year President In History

Newsweek reports:

According to President Donald Trump, his administration has been one of the most successful in American history. But the public strongly disagrees.

The Republican Trump is now the least popular first-year president in the country’s history and a vast majority believes he has failed to keep the promises that won him the White House, according to two new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research polls.

The results showed a poor approval rating for Trump. The president received a 32 percent rating, marking Trump as the least-popular commander-in-chief since approval ratings were recorded. Conversely, Trump received a 67 percent disapproval rating.

  • PickyPecker
    • JT

      And that’s not counting interference by the Rooskies.

    • kaydenpat

      See, Trump is better at something! Suck it libtards.

    • agcons

      Winning!

  • Frostbite

    Oh I have a feeling his handlers will never let him hear about this.

  • Stogiebear

    With numbers like that one might be inclined to think he was unfit for the job.

    • SilasMarner

      You would think so wouldn’t you? Sadly there are still morons out there who still support him. SMH

    • David Walker

      I’m still not allowed to post anything but video (Disqus says there’s no problem with my account…but they’re not at my computer), so here is a quick video freeze frame of the fucking moron having been given the toy astronaut. It says so much, including “I’m a fucking moron.”
      https://youtu.be/NlpbGFUTEF8?t=16m10s

      • stvnc44

        I use Firefox and ghostery (addon) both recently received upgrades and thing have been wonky, with more than just Disqus.
        Windows 10 (POS) on desktop and Unbuntu unix on laptop, fyi.

  • gaycuckhubby

    And potentially after this week one of the most successful. A new Supreme Court Justice. The federal Judiciary getting filled at a crazy fast rate. Tons of Regulation overturned. Biggest change in tax policy in over 30 years. Repeal of the individual mandate which brings about the collapse of the ACA. Travel ban in place.

  • Tom Furgas

    It’s surprising that his approval rating is that high. What is it about his administration that causes 32% to approve of Trump? All he does is insult people, throw tantrums, and get even with those who oppose him. And dismantle everything that Obama did to protect the average American; health care, net neutrality, Paris accords, etc.

    • gaycuckhubby

      He pisses off liberals.

      • That’s EXACTLY it. There a core base of the GOP now whose only goal is to piss off “libtards”. They aren’t for anything. They are just against everything that isn’t them. So long as liberals don’t like something, they are for it.

        Also, Trump acts like they think they would act if they were rich. Telling off people they don’t like, lots of gaudy tacky decorations and of course a foreign whore for a wife.

        • Wynter Marie Starr

          This is more true than I like to admit. I work with trump supporters and the ONLY goal they seem to have is piss of liberals, whom they hate. I should also note these are women whom are considered minorities,

          • It’s been this way for a long time now. Whole sections of the media and the famous people making money in those do nothing but piss off liberals for fun and profit. Ann Coulter is the best example. That’s literally her whole act. (Which is why some liberal commentators refuse to even mention her name because attacking her just makes her more popular and gives her higher sales for her “books”.)

    • bkmn

      Diehard Fox viewers.

      • Tread

        That’s really the gist. They’re brainwashed by Fox News and right-wing radio. They’ll believe anything said to them by those outlets.

    • SoCalGal20

      About that percentage of the population has a hard on for authoritarianism.

    • marshlc

      Probably a good percentage of them don’t know about many of his failures. They vaguely approve of what they know about his policy direction, and haven’t really thought about it otherwise, since the election. They switch off the news when it comes on because it’s boring and depressing, get their information about current affairs from what they hear people discussing around them – and if the people around them are all conservative, that’s the only viewpoint they hear.

      An awful lot of people are politically disengaged – because it’s “too hard”, because they’re really busy, because they have too much drinking or drugging or eating to get through in the course of a day to pay attention to anything else…. They’ve got a rough affiliation on either the right or left, and that’s the last they think of it.

      • canoebum

        A lot of them lack sufficient intelligence to understand the world they live in. They have no idea how screwed they are and what they’ve done to the rest of us, and generations yet to be born.

        • FAEN

          Maybe 5 years ago the NYT did a study that took several years itself and it found people who watched Cluster Fox knew less than people who watched no news at all. That is the Cheeto voter.

          The finding don’t surprise me at all. When you listen to this core speak about the news it leaves you flabbergasted that they can be this easily manipulated. And while we’re on manipulation this also goes back to access. In the rural South that I experienced you got Cluster Fox and right wing BS as part of your cable package. To get MSNBC was extra. Just another way Sinclair Beoadcasting keeps it viewers in the dark.

      • Gerry Fisher

        There was a news report I read in recent months that indicated that Trump supporters know next to nothing about the Mueller investigation.

        • RemusL

          If they only watch Fox News, that wouldn’t be surprising.

      • “Look how rich he is. He must have done something right.” Yeah, he was born to a slumlord father. He’d be richer if he just stuck his inheritance in an index fund.

    • kaydenpat

      He will always have a core of White Supremacists who will support him no matter what.

      • RoFaWh

        Trump is fundamentally a racist. Go back and watch Utube videos recorded of his campaign speeches and be alert for dog whistles.

        • kaydenpat

          Definitely. That became crystal clear when he praised murderous racists in Charlottesville.

    • BearEyes

      his base is all fat, dumb, and happy to give a middle finger to the “libtards” despite screwing themselves.
      small minds and all that.

      • Snarkaholic

        Also, a high percentage of them are not yet aware of how utterly they’re screwed by his actions…and won’t see it until their Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security checks stop arriving.

        • FAEN

          That will somehow be Obama and Hillary’s fault. RWNJ’s are willfully blind when their leaders fuck them over.

          • Snarkaholic

            Of course.

        • And they deserve to be screwed. The rest of us do not. We are anyway though.

        • RemusL

          And even then, they’ll continue to support him and the rest of the GOP. For examples, just look at those Republican voters whose own family members were deported because they were undocumented immigrants.

      • cleos_mom

        If they were skinny, dumb and fond of the middle finger, would you then approve? Why is weight such a major factor?

    • Gerry Fisher

      “I voted for him, and I can’t lose face by disapproving of him [yet]. That might make me look stupid.”

    • StillALiberal

      The economy is still doing well. A good many people automatically back the sitting president if the economy is ticking along nicely. No one has had such low ratings with a good economy.

    • It takes a while to have people admit they are wrong about anything, especially if their news (propaganda) source reinforces their view of the world (Fox) that their leader is being framed. Call it what you want, brainwashing, whatever. Look at Germany after World War 1 — Hitler convinced enough people that they lose the war because Social Democrats and Jews “stabbed Germany in the back”. The real reason was the U.S. entry in the war doomed Germany — the American army had just begun to advance in France in 1918 and gain effectiveness, and the allied navies were shutting off its sea trade. People will believe anything if they want to. Trump voters are also falling for a big lie right now.

    • Homo Erectus

      But….Hillary’s e-mailsl!!

    • DonnaLee

      Many watch just tv for their information, and don’t hear that much that he’s done wrong. If FOX News was not telling them constant lies, along with other fake news, they’d come to the realization that he hasn’t done a positive thing yet.

    • prixator
  • bkmn

    A reminder that if he wanted to try to do things right he could but he doesn’t want that. His goal is to destabilize as much as he can, for his bestie Pootie.

    • Jerry Kott

      It may be safe to say that was his pact with Putin, to destabilize the US. He has done a masterful job of that. His base got him selected but he is now President of 100 % of US Citizens and he stinks at the job.

      • Acronym Jim

        The only “Masterful” part of this administration was Putin managing to trick just enough Americans into being pro-Trump and anti-Clinton. All of the rest is just the end result of Trump being Trump.

    • FAEN

      Because he’s a thin skinned whiny little bitch.

      • canoebum

        Vain and vindictive.

        • FAEN

          What a small person he is.

          • Kissmagrits

            Then there’s dingbat Donald’s diatribes attacking anything Obama tried to do….not seeking to replace his programs, mind you…but, just obliterate his legacy as our first black president.

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    • BlackGayAthetist

      Also Trump does not want to govern (design, collaborate and make decisions) he wants to dictate and demand therefore all his actions are based on what someone else wants especially members of the GOP and Russia

      • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

        It’s reminiscent of late August 1944. A certain someone realized he could not hold Paris so he ordered it destroyed.

        • RoFaWh

          But, fortunately, Hitler’s orders were disobeyed.

  • GayOldLady
  • bkmn
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Lol, He finally actually won something

  • Harveyrabbit
  • bkmn
  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    His base votes.

    • kaydenpat

      And they sure are base.

  • marshlc

    With what we keep hearing about how information is presented to him in the White House, I’m beginning to think he’s not lying, so much, when he talks about how loved he is, but that he might actually think it’s true.

    It’s kinda like with alcoholism – enabling hurts both the enablers, and the one they are enabling.

    • Treant

      It’s a little like my alcoholic and highly abusive cousin (who reminds me of Trump; friendly enough when he wants something, but otherwise dismissive and mean).

      About two-thirds of the family, including myself, loathes him and will have nothing to do with him under any circumstances. About one-sixth of the family enables the shit out of him. One sixth is friendly but won’t go so far as to do anything to help him.

      So if that’s true generally, that weak third Trump’s got is a lot weaker than it looks.

      • marshlc

        I wouldn’t be surprised. I know so many people who are generally conservative, but pay so little attention to politics that they don’t really know what “conservative” can mean. They’re pro business, pro low taxes, mildly xenophobic in a general kind of way, and just vote for whoever has positioned themselves as a supporter of all that. They’ll count themselves as supporters of someone who they wouldn’t actually support if they knew the details of what is in reality being done – but they don’t know the details, because they don’t pay much attention.

        At least, that’s the kind of thing I see here in Alberta. So many Jason Kenney supporters are just “No, no, he’s not hateful. He just wants to put Alberta first, and let parents raise their children according to their own values. “

        • Treant

          That pretty much covers it. The supportive sorts tend not to have much interaction with said cousin. The two thirds of us who avoid him know him a bit better.

          Politicians, like relatives, apparently rot after very little exposure. 🙂

          • marshlc

            Yup. I’m on my way to an alanon meeting right now, and honestly so much of what i see in politics mimics what we’ll be talking about.

            In the Ralph Klein years here, I honestly went to meetings just as much to find a way to deal with politics as I did to find ways to deal with my husband. It’s like the entire province was his enabling family.

          • Treant

            I have to admit, it’s better when most of the family meanders out of the room as soon as he walks in. It’s a mass exodus that’s both obvious and, I’m sure, rather painful on his side. Of course, we’re simply responding to the desire not to be harmed since we all have a case history with him, so…

            There are times when universal condemnation is easier.

  • Bluto
    • BearEyes

      the first letter of each word stands out.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • SoCalGal20

      The only coup happening in America is from an illegitimate president, his staff, and his partners in crime currently gutting federal agencies, and the MOC who are aiding and abetting him

    • kaydenpat

      She’s a liar for an unpopular president. Only his shrinking base believes her lies.

    • kareemachan

      Her hair is curly – bad sign. If I was allowed near her with a hair curler…..

  • FAEN

    That pic especially revolts me. That fucking smirk-🤮🤮🤮

    • RoFaWh

      I long ago came to the conclusion that Trump’s public mannerisms, facial expressions, etc are things he learned at Roy Cohn’s feet. They are 100% insincere, smirk included.

  • FAEN

    Is anyone listening to Joy Reid-Jeebus this is scary.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      DVRIng.
      I watch it while I have breakfast.
      Your post makes me think I should change my plan

      • FAEN

        If I heard it correctly Cheeto/KKKeebler Elf’s next move will be to force blue cities to make sure anyone receiving any service is a US citizen which is just another way to attack immigrants.

        Malcolm Nance also put forth some scary points regarding Cheeto firing Mueller.

        No wonder I’m stress eating and stress running.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Just watched it.

          Scary shit.

  • JT
  • Of course, he would insist such polls are lies and fake news.

  • kaydenpat

    He’s Number 1!! He’s Number 1!!

    So much winning! Aren’t you all just exhausted by all the winning? I sure am.

    • carrot festival

      Our National Embarrassment

      • Natty Enquirer

        Every single tweet he makes.

    • Homo Erectus

      He will always be number 2 to me.

  • Treant

    Aw, come on, though! Americans are fickle enough that one good bombing or an “accidental” terrorist attack will turn that right around!

  • safari
    • Natty Enquirer

      It’s nothing to make light of.

    • Treant

      True, but not every photon absorbed and stored as coal has to save a life when the energy potential is released. Some of them can be used to play reruns of Gilligan’s Island in an energy-rich culture.

      Or, the sodium formed in the heart of a supernova, spewed across light years of space, came to rest on a small planet third from a golden yellow star. Billions of years later, that sodium atom was energized by electrodes, bound to a hydroxide radical, and shipped out to become part of a bar of soap that would be rubbed on my genitalia and washed down the drain after it’s dirty.

      • safari

        We’re all the same thing.

        • Treant

          Like, totally, man.

          To some extent, anyway. It took the primordial cloud plus at least two supernovae to get us where we are today.

          • Dale Snyder

            This brief discussion of events over the history of the universe/matter reminds me how few people could follow this conversation and the billions of people who believe an imaginary skyfairy did it all.

            Depressing.

          • Treant

            Tell me about it.

          • kareemachan

            And have no brain processing power to think that it could be both.

    • kanehau

      Since photons move at ‘c’, they do not experience time. Thus – from the photons standpoint, it died the moment it was created – regardless of how many eons it traveled.

      The universe is a very cruel place.

      • kareemachan

        Crud.

    • kanehau

      Additionally, energy/matter can not be destroyed – it can only be transformed. So even waste energy is conserved within the universe.

      • Treant

        I’ve always wondered about that one. Expansion red-shifts the energy, but it doesn’t require the energy of that red shift to run (so we assume, anyway, although it’s possible that small hamsters on wheels are actually Dark Energy).

        Plus any photons moving and expanding far enough away eventually are exceeding the speed of light in the context of what Earth sees and technically leave our visible Universe. They’re gone, and their energy is irretrievably gone.

        So over the context of the entire visible Universe, energy actually is being lost, and might as well be destroyed. Waste heat, radiating out as infrared, then microwave, then radio, will eventually get lost forever.

        • David L. Caster

          It’s lost to us. It does not cease to exist. Expansion of the universe guarantees that much it it can never have a effect on much of it. How much will likely forever remain a mystery to us.

          • Treant

            Lost to us–out of our visible Universe–actually does mean it ceases to exist. We can’t access it, prove it exists, or have any causal influence on it, nor it on us.

    • It sounds like something Karen would say before she downs another vodka gimlet for the holidays on Will and Grace.

  • tomfromthenews

    And in other news, water is wet.

  • Hank
  • Jeffg166

    Number one in something. He’ll take it.

  • anne marie in philly

    that SHOULD be a 90% DISAPPROVAL rating! stoopid dumptards!

  • netxtown

    Finally. Some good news!

  • Bambino
    • I can think of 3 things –
      1. The market “bubble” bursting and stocks crashing by 25%
      2. He fires Mueller
      War in Korea won’t go over well either, particularly if it results in an economic crisis.

  • Considering a President’s first year is a “honeymoon” year Trump’s numbers are very low indeed. Your first year should always be the best in any relationship!
    The only President whose absolute lowest average poll ratings in his first year were Ford — after he pardoned Nixon (right under 35%-). However, Trump’s first year average is much lower than Ford’s.
    The lowest approval ratings since modern polling began were Truman’s in May 1951 – 22% – after he fired arrogant General MacArthur. Nixon’s were down to 24% before he resigned. With the way Trump is going it would surprise no one if he breaks these numbers.

    • Reality.Bites

      I consider it obscene he hasn’t already.

    • Yeah but Ford was a nice guy with a nice family who was doing his best in a bad situation. Trump thrives on being an asshole. I can hardly think of two more polar opposites who have been in that office. (I have a soft spot for Ford especially as Betty White is my favorite first lady ever. We’ll never have another one who speaks her mind so freely. Betty was also one of the first people to hold AIDS fundraisers in the 80s. She may have actually done one before Elizabeth Taylor and if not before soon after. A great lady who embraced her problems with dignity. Compare that to the gold digging whore that is the current first lady!)

      • kareemachan

        but..but..cyberbullyin….. oh wait.

  • OdieDenCO

    wonder if this gem will be on donny’s morning bullet point “briefing”?

  • Dayglo

    Hopefully, Americans are beginning to understand that voting (or not) has consequences.

    • andrew

      Don’t bet on it. I would be willing to bet that less than 40% of eligible voters will go to the polls and vote in the very important races in 2018.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • I love dim sum

    I’m glad he’s so unpopular. If Hillary had won she would have tried the same crap Trump has done, but she would have got away with it, because she’s a sneaky slimeball. Trump is completely incompetent and has accomplished nothing, which is a good thing.

    • MBear

      Mothproof clothing by wrapping them in newspapers. Moths apparently dislike the taste of printer’s ink. And newspapers smell a lot better than mothballs.

    • cleos_mom

      Supporting incompetents is what some voters, and trolls, do best.

      • Cipher

        Yes- that and trivialize stacking the judiciary with whackjob conservatives, stealing the deciding Supreme Court vote for a xtianist, pulling us out of the TPP, repealing net neutrality, green lighting the keystone pipeline, and passing a tax cut that sells the nation to the Chinese for the benefit of the 1% – as “nothing”. Just to cite a few examples of “the same crap”…

  • fuzzybits
  • HozillaSmallpox

    After having a mild argument with my sister back in December 2016 we had decided not to discuss politics because she voted for 45. She was one of those people who “just couldn’t vote for Hilary”. We now spent some time together this weekend and she was totally upset about the proposed tax bill because my niece will have trouble going to grad school. We also discussed net neutrality. Her exact word to me were: “I think Trump is the worst president that I have seen in my lifetime”. Rather than gloat or make her feel worse about her vote I explained to her how important it is to really research all of the candidates and to be an educated voter. She is a smart woman so I know she took my words to heart. It is just sad how so many people who voted were either fooled or uninformed. Americans need to take elections seriously.

    • James

      She can’t be that smart. She voted for him.

      • HozillaSmallpox

        She is smart in certain ways but she is also gullible. At least she is willing to admit she was wrong. Those are the type of people we should reach out to instead of just assuming that they are dumb.

    • kareemachan

      My kid IS in grad school, barely making it money-wise, and freaking out about the rest of her schooling. If you have any ins with a university, please remind them that this could leave god-knows-how-many students SOL.

      And YES, we will help her if needed. And she HATES to ask – she’s an independent cuss. But when you have a kid working on genetic disorders, I think a little help from me, you, and more importantly, the GOVERNMENT is in order.

      And no, I’m not asking you personally for $$$. Honestly.

  • I have never understood the popularity of this trashy fool. I didn’t like him in the 80s. Or the 90s. Or the 00s. My dislike isn’t new. I didn’t like him when he claimed to be a Democrat. I would never have voted for him for anything. Nor have I ever watched The Apprentice. I’d sooner watch the Kardashians and I’d rather have a root canal with no pain killers that watch those skanks. I just don’t get it.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Winning at losing, losing at winning.

    • Snarkaholic

      …while running this country (into the ground).

  • rednekokie

    Well, to be honest, he couldn’t do everything he promised in this campaign, because most of them are dictatorial and illegal under out constitution. We still have that in effect, don’t we?????

    • Gianni

      Exactly and more. Most of those ‘promises’ were nothing more than a political ploy, concocted from whatever ideas flew through his brain and he realized what great selling points they’d be. He read his base perfectly and tossed all the red meat he could. His promises were so dazzling to them and he knew that none of them would ever stop to consider any of the possible legal or monetary brick walls standing in the way. He was entertaining, and showed that “in-your-face” attitude that would Make America Great Again! His base of loyal supporters is so cosmically dim and gullible and nothing illegal, underhanded, or shameful he does will get them to admit what a deceitful dirtbag he is, likely because that would necessitate they admit how foolish they were to fall for the lying scam artist and vote for him.

      • rednekokie

        Obviously, you and I are on exactly the same wave length. Thanks for the encouragement!

        • Gianni

          You’re welcome. I wouldn’t trust that guy any farther than I could toss him, which is impossible. He’s so obvious and was during the campaign. That’s what saddens me so much. People so hating Hillary that they voted for him, never using their brains to discern what a sham he was.

  • Coprolite

    Hooray, Dump won a participation award for playing President.