Trump Breaks Record For Time it Takes Majority of Americans to Disapprove of a President

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 12:30 PM
Trump Breaks Record For Time it Takes Majority of Americans to Disapprove of a President

After only eight days as being president, a majority of Americans disapproved of Donald Trump’s work.

A Gallup poll released Saturday shows Trump’s disapproval rating at 51 percent. According to The Hill, this sets a new record for the amount of time it takes a majority of the public to disapprove of a president.

This is several hundred days less than it took Americans to disapprove of past presidents.

Days until achieving MAJORITY disapproval from @Gallup

Reagan: 727
Bush I: 1336
Clinton: 573
Bush II: 1205
Obama: 936

Trump: 8. days. pic.twitter.com/kv2fy0Qsbp

— Will Jordan (@williamjordann) January 29, 2017

Trump hit the ground running as soon as he took office, signing a slew of executive orders ranging from reviving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines to withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Partnership, and more.

Protests have been fierce since Trump took office. His first full day was met by hundreds of thousands gathering in the nation’s capital and across the U.S. for the Women’s March on Washington, while protesters gathered over the weekend at airports across the country to protest the president’s executive order denying entry to people from seven countries in the Middle East and Africa from entering the U.S. for 90 days and temporarily suspending the refugee program.