Net Presidential Approvals as they leave office

As Trump leaves office next week, how does his net approval compare to other Presidents? The data from 538 is:

  1. Reagan +34%
  2. Eisenhower +34%
  3. Clinton +31%
  4. Kennedy +28%
  5. Bush GHW +18%
  6. Ford +18%
  7. Obama +14%
  8. Johnson +11%
  9. Trump -20%
  10. Carter -21%
  11. Truman -24%
  12. Bush GW -39%
  13. Nixon -40%

What is interesting is some one term Presidents were still popular at the end of their term. Americans didn’t want them to carry on as President but still approved of them – George HW Bush and Ford.

The only one term President more unpopular than Trump was Carter. However three two term Presidents were also more unpopular.

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