Trump Unzips Pants, Shows Everybody His Little Bitty Approval Rating

Well isn't this the most pitiful little thing you've ever seen?

Trump made history when he became the biggest popular vote loser ever to squeak out an Electoral College win. He has continued to make history by consistently having the most hilariously low approval ratings of all time. And right now, as we are about to hit the six month mark of the Trump presidency (we are 1/8 of the way through his term, WE CAN DO THIS!), is no exception. A handful of new polls are out, and they all show that Trump is slightly less popular than sautéed wombat anal warts.

Now, Trump thinks "almost 40% is not bad at this time," but much like when he tries to puff up his sad "win" by saying it's nigh impossible for Republicans to win the Electoral College, due to how it is #rigged against them, the opposite is true. Trump's approval rating in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll is a laughable 36%. In the same poll, around the same time in their presidencies, both George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama had approval ratings of 59%.

But regardless, how sad! And weak! And LOL! He's literally saying he's proud of an approval rating of "almost 40%"? Poor thing must have done so much winning he actually got tired of winning!

It's even worse when you look at how many people are REALLY with him, as WaPo explains that both overall, and by specific metrics, it's really "no more than 1 in 4 Americans [who] believe passionately in him or his presidency at this juncture." His "strong approval" number is indeed exactly 25%. According to the poll, 24% think he's presidential, 24% think his Twitter use is a good thing, 26% think it's cool for Dipshit Junior to have Russian conspiracy meetings in Trump Tower and 24% are excited for the GOP to murder them with TrumpCare. MAN, one out of four Americans are IDIOTS.

Meanwhile, Trump's "strong disapproval" number is at 48% -- Bill Clinton and Barack Obama never fell that far, even when Bill Clinton was staining blue dresses and Obama was doing whatever "scandal" wingnuts believe he did -- with an overall disapproval rating of 58%. (Who are those 10% of voters, who are like "Meh he's not great, but I don't hate him"? Please bring them to us so that we may swat them on the fanny.)

The WaPo notes that another lie in Trump's tweet is when he says the WaPo/ABC poll was "just about the most inaccurate around election time." Specifically, their final poll "was well within the sampling error and correctly showed Clinton ahead in the national popular vote." As in, their poll was correct.

Other polls that have come out in the past few days show similarly bad numbers, with Gallup at 38, Bloomberg at 40, and Rasmussen, the shitty polling company that does shitty polling to make it look like Republicans are more popular than they are, at 43.

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll also has bad news for President Sad Panties. It specifically looked at the "Trump counties," i.e. the ones that made the difference in giving him his negative three million popular vote victory. It finds that overall, 50% of people in these Trump counties still support him -- which is kind of weak and sad for somebody who so recently won them, honestly? -- but it separates those counties into two categories. There are the "surge" counties, the ones where Trump did WAY better than Mitt Romney in 2012, on account of racists who hadn't voted in one million years taking their first baths in one million years so they could go vote for the xenophobic racist. Then there are the "flip" counties, where Bamz won in 2012, but Trump flipped them. Trump's numbers have slipped in both:

In the Trump "surge counties" ... 56 percent of residents approve of the president's job performance.

Trump beat Hillary Clinton in these "surge" areas nationwide by a combined 65 percent-to-29 percent margin in 2016.

But in the "flip counties" ... Trump's job rating stands at just 44 percent.

Trump won these "flip" areas overall in 2016, 51 percent to 43 percent.

Guess not ALL Trump voters are fucking hopeless grundle rashes from hell. Thank God!

Anyway, good job, Donald! You should be very proud of that 36% approval rating! It is normal sized just like your hands!

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