(Liberty Bell) – Despite the left’s insistence that President Trump is the worst president in US history, he is leaving the White House with a much higher approval rating than the last GOP president had upon departure and with the GOP in a much better position to win elections up and down the ballot in future elections.
President Trump has started a movement like no other politician has been able to in recent history. That’s likely attributable to the fact that he was a Washington-outsider and not an establishment swamp creature.
He completely transformed the Republican Party to a party for ALL Americans, especially the working class. He gave a voice to the millions of forgotten Americans who reside between the two coasts.
He fought for America like no other president has done in the last three decades and when he said “America First” he truly meant it.
Now Joe Biden threatens to undo it all. Nonetheless, we can only hope Biden’s tenure is short and the damage not too catastrophic.
According to a series of polls at RealClearPolitics, President Trump’s overall approval rating is nearly 40 percent, while George W. Bush left office in January 2009 with an approval rating of slightly under 30 percent.
One poll taken in the aftermath of the Capitol Hill attack by the Pew Research Center showed President Trump with nearly the same approval rating as Bush. However, that poll is an outlier among seven other polls that show his approval rating at well above 30 percent.
The most recent poll included among the RealClear aggregate conducted from Jan 11-14, from Rasmussen, shows Trump with a 48 percent approval rating.
Rasmussen has been one of the few pollsters to have consistently polled accurately both before and during President Trump’s term. They were one of the only polling places to correctly predict his 2016 victory over Democratic failure Hillary Clinton.
Polling averages showed at this point in Bush’s two-term presidency, with just days before President-elect Barack Obama was set to be sworn in, his support was just barely at 22 percent. That’s significantly lower than Trump.
In addition to his much higher approval rating, President Trump has also left the GOP in a much better position going forward to win elections after having attracted record numbers of minorities to the Party as well as making it the Party of the working-class.
Currently, Democrats hold a very thin majority in both the House and the Senate. That’s because the Republicans won big time on down ticket elections on Election Day. That was, of course, due to President Trump.
The Senate is split 50-50 thanks to the GOP losing seats in both historically red Georgia and Arizona. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats only have the majority in the House by 10 seats. When President Bush left in 2009, Democrats held a 79-seat advantage.
In the Senate, at the same time, Democrats held a 59-41 majority which soon became a 60-40 supermajority after long-time moderate GOP Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania switched parties.
“For all the negative headlines about Trump, it’s clear the president remains far more unpopular in the media establishment driven by beltway narratives than in the rest of the country,” The Federalist noted.
President Trump can be credited for both expanding and redefining the Republican Party as well as ensuring the GOP will find future success in elections to come.
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