Speed Reads


President Trump is already hated more intensely than Obama or Bush ever were

Only 39 percent of Americans approve of the job President Trump has done in his first month in office — and a whopping 56 percent disapprove, a new Pew Research Center poll released Thursday revealed.

Particularly notable is the "intensity of the public's early views of Trump," Pew reported. Trump seems to be the sort of president people either love or hate, with 75 percent either approving strongly or disapproving strongly of Trump's track record thus far. Only 17 percent reported more middling feelings about America's newly minted commander-in-chief.

Already, Trump has beat out former President Barack Obama's strong disapproval ratings, sinking to a more intense low than Obama ever did during his eight years in office. Former President George W. Bush only saw these levels of strong disapproval at the end of his second term.

The Pew poll was conducted via telephone from Feb. 7-12 among 1,503 adults. The margin of error for the total sample is plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.