A Washington Post-ABC news poll shows President Trump has the lowest net job approval of any first-year President in the last seven decades. The poll measured approval ratings for the first nine months in office going all the way back to Eisenhower. In the case of George W. Bush, who sits at the top of the list, the net approval of +80 was largely inflated by what happened during his eighth month in office, the attacks on September 11. According to the poll, 22 percent more Americans disapprove of the job President Trump has done so far than those who approve, and the numbers only get worse from there.
Of the 14 questions about Trump's handling of key issues like race relations, healthcare, North Korea, and accomplishments in office so far, Trump polled at a net negative on all fourteen. In fact, the economy was the only issue where Trump polled at only a single-digit net negative, 9 percent. All other disapproval margins were double digits. While this might sound good for the Democratic party ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the poll also paints a grim picture. When asked if they thought the Democratic party offered viable alternatives to Trump's proposals, respondents answered 61 to 28 percent, "Criticizing proposals without presenting alternatives."
Riiiight after they get their tax cuts for the wealthy passed. And abortion illegal. And consumer-protecting regulations killed.— Jules (@JW4Resistance) November 5, 2017
Interesting how republicans *except Trump* are perceived with high favorables during their first year despite economic growth under Dems— Steve Brown (@steve_browntx) November 5, 2017
He’s gonna see that +80 under W and stage a terror attack to get his numbers up.— (((David Lytle))) (@davitydave) November 5, 2017
Nixon did a lot of great things. Most people don't know the 'positives' of his legacy.— Ariuszme (@Ariuszme) November 5, 2017
China.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) November 5, 2017
Also, he originally proposed the idea which became the ACA.
But yeah, obstruction of justice tends to cloud your legacy.
And subsequent revelation about killing deal with North Vietnamese.— William B. Turner (@wbtphdjd) November 5, 2017
At least Nixon had some good programs and policies. This one, NOTHING.— marilyn gober (@andrewmalea) November 5, 2017