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Americans are much more likely to predict Donald Trump will go down in history as a poor president than as an outstanding or above average one.
President Donald Trump's last job approval rating is a personal low 34%. He averaged 41% job approval in office, a record low by four points.
Presidential job approval ratings have historically been a reliable predictor of reelection for presidents, as all those with ratings of 48% or higher have won a second term.
Is Barack Obama really the worst president since World War II? The Quinnipiac Poll announced just that result recently. There were thereafter a number of pushbacks from that conclusion, most based on the fact that such an open-end question reflects a "recency bias" in that Americans think about the presidents who are most top-of-mind.
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