He’s PEEOTUS … but he’s not popular! His numbers are way low!
He won. He’s taking office. But most people don’t like him.
Donald Trump defied the odds to win the 2016 US presidential election. When he announced his candidacy, virtually nobody thought he had a shot at securing the Republican Party nomination. Having done so, he consistently trailed Hillary Clinton in the polls right up to Election Day, leading to a reasonable widespread presumption that he was going to lose. While pre-election poll averages had Clinton beating Trump by 5 points nationally, she in fact beat him by just slightly over 2 points. That 3 percentage point polling error, while not especially large in statistical terms, was just enough to push Clinton from small leads in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania into razor-thin defeats.
This remarkable turn of events has breathed new life into the pernicious myth of “Teflon Trump,” the notion that the reality television star who is unquestionably…
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