Trump and polarization in context

Nice couple of tweets from Charles Franklin today on presidential popularity.  First, here’s Trump compared to other presidents.  Whoa!

And Trump by party.  Alas, Republicans are largely immune to Trump’s horribleness.


But, damn does everybody else get it (obviously, those Independents approving are Republican leaners).  And lastly, GWB and Obama over their full terms by party.  Given that GWB, no matter what you say about him, is pretty much objectively more competent on virtually ever measure, there’s plenty of reason to expect Trump will fall at least this far and pretty much lower.  Ideally, though, before November 2020.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

3 Responses to Trump and polarization in context

  1. Mika says:

    Lately I’ve been thinking that there is too much talk about how unpopular Trump is and not enough talk about how popular he is among Republicans.

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