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 when he 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.”
The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
As for the constant speculation about the viability of his presidency, Professor Kane said any seasoned observer will 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.”