President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE has a historically low favorability rating ahead of the inauguration.
According to a new Gallup poll, 55 percent of Americans have a negative view of Trump, making him the only president-elect of the four most recent presidents-elect whose unfavorable rating outweighs his favorable score.
Of the 1,032 adults polled across the U.S. from Jan. 4 through Jan 8, 40 percent had a favorable view of Trump compared to President Obama, who enjoyed a 78 percent rating ahead of his inauguration.
George W. Bush meanwhile held a 62 percent favorability rating and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonFormer President Clinton discharged from hospital The root of Joe Biden's troubles Bill Clinton expected to be released from hospital on Sunday MORE a 66 percent rating.
Trump’s score, however, is higher than it was during the campaign.
Gallup said Trump’s favorability rate never rose above 38 percent on the campaign trail. And while 82 percent of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of the real estate tycoon, that’s also down from past presidents.
Gallup said Republicans were nearly unanimous in their rating of Bush in January 2001, with 97 percent of GOP respondents rating him favorable at that time. Obama enjoyed a 95-percent favorable rating among Democrats and Clinton a 92 percent rating.
When asked about Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceReplace Kamala Harris with William Shatner to get kids excited about space exploration Bennie Thompson not ruling out subpoenaing Trump Heritage Foundation names new president MORE ,42 percent of Americans had a positive opinion of the former Indiana governor.