Stephen Colbert Mocks Donald Trump's Dispute of Low Approval Rating

Casey Mills
January 20, 2017

The Washington Post-ABC News Poll was conducted by telephone January 12-15, 2017, among a random national sample of 1,005 adults, including landline and cellphone respondents.

On Tuesday a Washington-Post/ABC News poll found the President-elect Donald Trump has one of the lowest approval ratings of any incoming president in history.

Trump angrily believes people are trying to delegitimize his presidency. During Bill Clinton's two terms in office, there was only a 3-point average gap in Democrats' and Republicans' positive ratings of the economy, but that surged to 36 percent during George W. Bush's presidency and stood at 20 percent during Obama's.

Clayton said voter turnout, estimated at 55.4 percent, explains why Trump was elected.

As the inauguration of Donald Trump draws closer by the hour to being reality, many liberals and Democrats are settling on a new line of attack against him: that his election was illegitimate.

But nearly that same number called Obama a poor president, about 23 percent.

According to an ABC/Washington Post poll released earlier this week, 40 percent of Americans approved of Trump.

At the time, just 17 percent of those surveyed by Gallup disapproved of the way Obama conducted business in the run up to being sworn in. That drops to just 11 percent of those who wanted Hillary Clinton to win (39 percent of all adults) and a third of those who preferred other candidates, or none of them.

Bush had almost unanimous favorability from fellow Republicans in January 2001, with 97 percent of GOP respondents rating him favorably at that time.

Most Americans, 65 percent, believe the 17 intelligence agencies that report Russian Federation hacked the DNC.

Friday onwards, following the inauguration, it's all going to be about the United States of America's 45th President Donald Trump and his vision of America. Six percent say Obama has made things worse.

Lewis told "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd in no uncertain terms: "I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president", and the Tweet-happy, soon-to-be commander in chief fired back in 140 characters or less, saying that Lewis, who has been attacked and arrested more than 40 times over a half-century of activism, was "all talk".

Overall, Obama is leaving as one of the most well-liked people ever to hold the Oval Office with 58 percent telling pollsters, "I'll miss him when he's gone". That was fully in character with the guy whose entire presidential run was launched by assuming the role of Birther-in-Chief, and who spent 18 months co-signing his angry followers' ludicrous belief that Muslims, blacks and immigrants are stealing a country that rightfully belongs to them.

Just 26 percent said it is "very important" for Trump to build a wall along the border with Mexico, one his main campaign promises. The margin of victory of those polls ranged from 1 percent to 5 percent and the margin of error stretched from 2.5 percent to about 4.5 percent, Clayton said.

The AP-NORC poll of 1,017 adults was conducted December 14-19, 2016 using a sample drawn from NORC's probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is created to be representative of the USA population.

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