Approval Rating Trends Leading into Midterm Elections – Obama v. Trump

It has been evident that many people in the United States have been so dumbed down and brainwashed that they believe that Barack Obama was the greatest occupier of the White House in American history. They fail to see just how corrupt he was and how often he violated the US Constitution, federal law, Congress, the courts and the American people. He lied to black Americans in both his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, promising to help them get jobs and improve their way of life, yet, after Obama’s eight years in office, many black Americans were worse off than when he first took office.

He nearly destroyed the coal and oil industries in the United States while wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on one failed green energy project after another. You want to know why your electricity bills went up? Obama said he would send them sky high and that’s one promise he nearly kept. He supplied money and weapons to nations and governments who had sworn to destroy the United States while doing his utmost to alienate America’s allies. He assumed power that the Constitution had not given him nor had Congress, yet everyone was too afraid to oppose him because of Obama’s ruthless and powerful backers.

The day Obama was sworn into office – January 20, 2009 – he had an overall approval rating of 67% and a disapproval rating of only 32%.

The day that Donald Trump was sworn into office – January 20, 2017 – his overall approval rating was 56% and his disapproval rating was 44%.

I’ve heard some liberals use their first day ratings to show how much more popular Obama was over Trump.

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What they don’t tell you is the direction of their ratings and how they compare.

After the first 6 months in office, Obama’s approval rating had dropped to 51% and his disapproval rating had increased to 47%.

After the fist 6 months in office, Trump’s approval rating had also dropped, going down to 43% with a disapproval rating of 57%.

Having lower approval ratings after the first 6 months in office is fairly normal for many presidents, however, it needs to be noted that Obama’s approval rating dropped by 16% and Trump’s dropped by only 13%.

After his first year in office, Obama’s approval rating had dropped even further to 48% with a disapproval rating of 51%.

After his first year in office Trump’s approval rating went up to 45% and his disapproval rating dropped to 54%.

The amount of change may not seem significant, but it shows a trend that bodes better for Trump than for Obama.

We are approaching 16 months into Trump’s presidency so who does he compare to Obama now?

On May 16, 2010, Obama’s approval rating was at 48% with a disapproval rating of 52%.

On May 16, 2018, Trump’s approval rating was at 48% with a disapproval rating of only 50%.

The trend showed that Obama’s approval rating had not changed but his disapproval rating increased slightly. With Trump, his approval rating increased and his disapproval rating decreased. Remember that Obama’s ratings in 2010 were never great and Republicans won control of the House in that year’s midterm elections. If this trend continues, it could have a significant impact on this year’s midterm elections and help Republicans maintain control of the House and Senate.


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