Friday, April 21, 2017
100 Day Job Approval Of Any Post-World War Presidents
The chart above is made from information in the Gallup Poll. Gallup polled Americans on presidential job approval for the first 100 days in office after their election, and these figures represent an average of approval ratings during that 100 days. The latest poll was conducted between January 20th and April 19th of a random national sample of 45,111 adults, and has a margin of error of only 1 point.
Note that only one president has scored less than 55% job approval. That's Donald Trump, who scored a dismal 41% -- 14 points below any other president. There's still time for Trump to rehabilitate his presidency -- after all, the approval ratings of some of the presidents on the chart changed radically after they had been in office for a while. But he's shown no clue as to how to correct his presidential ship, and I don't think his narcissistic personality would allow him to admit any change is needed anyway.
Johnson and Ford were not included in this survey, since they spent their first 100 days in office without being elected to the position.