The reality of Trump’s approval ratings

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A Washington Post – ABC News poll has given American president Donald Trump the lowest approval rating of any president in the past 70 years.

Professor John Kane, of Griffith Business School, said 36 per cent was even lower than that of Gerald Ford whenhe sacked Richard Nixon.

“But Trump seems to be alright with it – he says it’s approaching 40 per cent, and ‘what’s wrong with that?'” said Professor Kane, an expert in political leadership.

“Maybe his bar is rather lower than most other people’s.”

As for the constant speculation about the viability of his presidency,Professor Kane said any seasoned observerwill tell you they’ve never seen anything like this before.

“What has he actually achieved? The answer is almost nothing.

“So what can one say? It doesn’t seem like the circus can stay on the road forever, but the trouble is we just don’t know. No one knows.

“We’ve been surprised so many times by politics in recent years that no one has dared to make a prediction.”