Trump on Thin Ice
Will Trump Join Bush at the Loser’s Club? Gallup thinks so.
Having a one-term president is not unprecedented for Americans because there have been nearly a dozen one-term presidents who ran for second terms but were rejected by voters, but only three one term presidents since World War II. The most recent one-term president who lost his re-election bid was George H.W. Bush, a Republican who lost to Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992.
Does the same doomed destiny await Trump? So we’re told as Gallup’s recent poll has alarmed republicans indefinitely. Almost 60 percent of Americans disapprove of the job President Trump is doing, according to Gallup’s daily tracking poll. The disapproval rating, 57 percent, is slightly lower than when Trump reached record disapproval of 60 percent during mid-June, according to the poll.
The past two Democratic presidents, former President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, never faced a 60 percent disapproval in the Gallup survey.
What about Trump then? This is an impossible thing to accurately and fairly predict. Recent history suggests that incumbent presidents are generally likely to be re-elected; 5 of the past 7 presidents to seek re-election have won. Chiefly, the health of the economy will be pivotal, and that’s something largely unknowable this far out but he’s pissed off a lot of people already, that’s for sure!
“In terms of the first three months in office, Donald Trump is the least popular president in the history of polling,” Sanders told The Associated Press while speaking in New York. “I do not believe that if Trump continues these policies that he’s going to be reelected. Nor do I think that the Republicans are going to do well in 2018.”