Over the past four years, President Trump has accomplished and done much with his White House term. Because of the 45th president, the First Step Act was signed into law; Trump is additionally responsible for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, millions of new jobs added to the workforce, widespread initiatives to end human trafficking, and much more.
Detractors of the president aren’t focusing on the above issues, though. Instead, they’re using their energy to cover the U.S. Capitol riots as loudly and frequently as possible. Trump’s detractors blamed the president for last week’s disturbances in D.C., and the House of Representatives impeached Trump for a second time.
In the wake of recent occurrences, Breitbart News is reporting that President Trump’s approval rating now stands at 29%.
Findings from the Pew Research Center
According to the Pew Research Center, the 45th president’s approval rating is at 29% amongst the collective American people. This new shift arrives after U.S. Capitol riots; while the demonstrators professed to be “fighting for Trump,” their actions led to Trump’s disapproval rating hitting the tune of 68%.
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) January 15, 2021
Additional Pew Research Center findings provide even more information. 52% of Americans believe the 45th president has “a lot” of culpability for what happened at the Capitol last week, along with 18% of Republicans and 81% of Democrats.
54% of the country would also like to see Trump removed from office, while 45% believe Trump should carry out the last remaining days of his presidency.
The General Consensus
Due to the massive ramifications and deaths that followed last week’s Capitol Hill mobbing, continued heavy discussions will maintain for quite some time to come. Polls and analyses have shown that while Republicans remain largely split in blaming Trump for the events of January 6, Democrats overwhelmingly fault the president.
Has Trump’s post-election conduct been good? Is he blameless for the riot at the Capitol? Is he the election's actual winner? Should he have a major role in politics going forward?
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) January 16, 2021
The split GOP consensus on a second impeachment of Trump personified the above dichotomy very well. Some Republicans criticized impeachment proceedings, warning that they would only further alienate Americans from one another; although, in the end, ten GOP House members voted with Democrats to impeach Trump.
Next week, on the morning before Joe Biden is sworn into office as the 46th president of the United States, Trump will address the country in a final farewell speech.
What do you think about the new approval rating for President Trump, following the U.S. Capitol riots? What do you think about the split GOP consensus? Let us know in the comments section below.