Donald Trump Is Doing a Lousy Job, But It Hasn’t Affected His Popularity

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Here’s a funny thing. President Trump’s job disapproval rating has increased a staggering eight points in just two weeks:

And yet his overall favorability rating has stayed steady. In fact, it’s actually gone up a smidge. How is it that 20 million additional people have decided he’s doing a lousy job but this hasn’t affected his favorability? It’s a mystery.

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