A Last Look at President Trump?

The following is the final FiveThirtyEight report of Reg/likely voters as to the approval/disapproval of President Trump (as of January 20, 2021).

FiveThirtyEight (Reg/Likely voters) Approval Disapproval
  38.60% 57.90%

In both the 2016 election victory and the 2020 election loss, Trump received fewer votes than his opponent.

2016 2020
Clinton – 65,853,514 Biden – 81,283,098
Trump – 62,981,828 Trump – 74,222,958
2,871,686 net deficit 7,060,140 net deficit

Total: 9,931,826 net deficits

As of January 20, 2021, the Washington Post Fact Checker says that President Trump had made more than 30,573 false or misleading claims.

Trump granted 237 pardons and commutations in his 4 years in office: 143 pardons and 94 commutations. 74 of the pardons and 70 of the commutations came within the last 24 hours of Trump’s term. Only 25 of the pardons came through the regular Justice Department process. [NYT 1/26/21]

President Trump and Melania Trump had the COVID vaccine before leaving the White House without announcing it publicly. [Axios Alerts 3/1/21]

Trump has started a leadership PAC called “Save America”. Brad Pascale, a former Trump campaign manager, will run it.

47% believe Trump was one of the worst presidents in history. This includes 83% of Democrats, 43% of Independents, and 13% of Republicans.

16% believe he is one of the best presidents in history including 33% of Republicans, 17% of Independents, and 9% of Democrats. [NPR 1/19/21]

When asked, “Would you like to see Trump continue to be a major national political figure for many years to come?”, 57% of Republicans and those who Lean R said yes.

No Yes
Total 68% 29%
Republicans/Lean R 40% 57%
Conservative R 30% 68%
Moderate/Liberal R 56% 41%
Democrat/Lean D 93% 7%
Conserve/Moderate D 90% 9%
Liberal D 96% x

[PEW 1/6-12/21]

During President Trump’s tenure, 5 federal agencies grew – Treasury, Defense, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, and Commerce (always grows during the census).

11 federal agencies shrank. Listed in order of percent of decrease: Labor, State, Education, Interior, Agriculture, EPA, Energy, HHS, HUD, Transportation, and Justice. [NYT 2/1/21]