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Trump’s approval rating plunges as he leaves office

January 19, 2021 - Donald Trump is leaving the White House with the lowest job approval of any modern-day U.S. president, with increasingly negative ratings for his conduct since the November election.

According to a Pew Research Centre poll, just 29 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s role in the office, the lowest rating of his tenure and a decline of nine percentage points since August.

The Pew survey, conducted from Jan 8-12, also found that 68 percent of Americans said they didn’t want Trump to remain a major political figure after he leaves the White House.

Compared with other presidents, Trump’s approval rating has remained remarkably steady throughout most of his tenure, never going above 45% or below 36%, according to Pew. That changed after the U.S. Capitol siege on January 6.

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PUBLISHED: 19/01/2021; STORY: Graphic News
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