January 18, 2017


Donald Trump's transition has hurt his popularity, not helped (Cathleen Decker, Jan. 18th, 2017, LA Times)

Donald Trump's transition to the presidency has seen his popularity decline, not expand, and he will enter the White House on Friday far weaker in that regard than any president in decades.

Trump is unique among the last seven presidents-elect: He is the only one whose popularity dropped between election day and his swearing-in, according to several new polls. 

In surveys released Tuesday, Trump's popularity was half that of President Obama's as he was sworn in in 2009, and far below even that of George W. Bush, who took office in 2001 after a Supreme Court battle that ended with a partisan split on the high court just weeks before Inauguration Day.

Posted by at January 18, 2017 9:23 AM


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