Days until achieving MAJORITY disapproval from @Gallup— Will Jordan (@williamjordann) January 29, 2017
Bush I: 1336
Bush II: 1205
Trump: 8. days. pic.twitter.com/kv2fy0Qsbp
In related news, FiveThirtyEight introduced the Trump score:
Donald Trump has Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress — it’s the first time since Barack Obama’s first two years in office that the same party has controlled the U.S. Senate, the House and the White House. Trump’s ability to enact his policies, therefore, will largely come down to how often GOP senators and representatives buck the president’s agenda and, conversely, how often Democrats work with him. To help keep up with this, we’ll be tracking how often members agree with Trump and how that compares with expectations.
We’ll be using two primary measures for each member of Congress: the “Trump score” and “Trump plus-minus.”
The Trump score is a simple percentage showing how often a senator or representative supports Trump’s positions.
Plus-minus measures how frequently a member agrees with Trump compared with how frequently we would expect the member to, based on Trump’s 2016 vote margin in the member’s state or district.