Reasons for optimism in chart form

Now this was a great idea– Drum has a chart of presidential approval over time for recent presidents among co-partisans only.  As I’ve often pointed out, one of our key problems is Trump’s ongoing support among Republicans despite his breathtakingly evident unfitness for the job.  As this chart makes clear, Trump’s support has dropped, not a ton, but definitely a noticeable amount, among Republicans.  And what’s especially noteworthy is that while it has dropped among all recent presidents, it has clearly done the most for Trump.  So, yeah, he still has a disturbingly high level of support given how awful he is, but I think Drum is right to argue that this is reason for optimism.

 

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Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

3 Responses to Reasons for optimism in chart form

  1. itchy says:

    Whoa, what did Clinton do in May? Did he agree with Newt on something?

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