According to a new Gallup poll, Trump’s job approval rating currently stands at 35%, but Pew researchers found that only 16% of Americans like Trump as a person. So, it is no surprise that the 45th President remains unusually silent when it comes to polls seven months into his presidency.
While FiveThirtyEight’s poll numbers place the President’s approval rating at 36.9%, the vast majority of Americans don’t like his character, with only a few having mixed feelings or enjoying it.
Pew researchers asked respondents if they liked the way the Commander in Chief “conducts himself as President.” They were given three options: “mixed feelings,” “like,” or “dislike.”
58% said they don’t like the way the nation’s chief executive handled himself. By contrast, 16% stated that they liked Trump himself despite his racist and sexist remarks, name-calling, and lack of diplomatic skills.
Americans Have a Problem with Trump
The Pew survey also places Trump’s approval rating at 36%. So, if we take into account this figure and we deduct the 16% who genuinely like the President as a person, we get 20% of Americans that back only the presidency, not the man behind it. Overall, 80% of Americans have either a problem with Trump the person or Trump the president, and in some cases, they have a problem with both.
In the meantime, Gallup also found that Trump is extremely unpopular with Millennials. According to the group, only 20% of people aged 18 to 29 support Trump.
In April, Trump’s approval rating among this age group was higher, but still low, at 36%. However, Republicans, in general, are more popular with the older generation. For instance, Trump’s approval rating sits at 33% with people aged 30 to 49 and 42% with those aged 50 to 54. Older people are also more likely to go out and vote and show interest in the political life than young people. Well if the younger generation was actually taught politics in school, you know, that may no longer be an issue.
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