The presidential approval of Donald Trump has worsened by the minute, following the fallout of ex-FBI head James Comey’s testimony.
The first months of Trump’s presidency have been some of the worst in US presidential history. Starting with allegations about his involvement with Russian connections, failing to push through healthcare reforms, scandals with the media and even pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord.
His approval ratings after becoming the 45th US president have been the lowest in recent history. At the 100-day milestone, polls showed that only 40% of American citizens supported the way Trump governed the country. However another 55% criticized his handling of the Presidency.
Reaching a disapproval rate of more than 50% in the first 100 days has been very rare among American presidents. However, Donald Trump has broken the record in just 8 days, gaining a majority disapproval rating. About 51% of US citizens disliked the president according to a poll made on January 28, 2016.
After the firing of ex-FBI director James Comey – allegedly over Russia’s tampering in the US elections in favor of Trump, skyrocketed his approval rating decline. Standing at 39.3% average.
According to a recent survey by Quinnipiac University, just 34% of Citizens approved their President. However, another 57% disapproved him.
What are President Trump’s impeachment odds?
The firing of the FBI director raised a lot of questions about whether the president is purposely committing obstruction of justice. The impeachment idea has been started by a few experts including Texas Congressman Al Green. However, impeachment is highly unlikely because it would take a majority of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the majority in the Senate.
At the moment both the Senate and the House majority are in the hands of the Republican party.
The latest odds of impeachment are:
Before 2020 – 4/7 ( 64% )
Serving full first term – 5/4 (44.4% )