Approval ratings for President Clinton hit 89 percent
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just one month into the new administration, a new Gallup poll shows that President Hillary Rodham Clinton’s approval ratings have skyrocketed to 89 percent.
In a press release, Gallup said Clinton's approval rating is the highest it's ever recorded for a sitting president, noting "in terms of popularity, Clinton has somehow surpassed handmade Valentine’s Day cards, 70-degree weather, and Viola Davis's filmography. It's unprecedented."
Of the 11 percent who told Gallup that they do not approve of President Clinton's job performance, the majority identified as “Bernie Bros,” with many "strongly agreeing" with the statements, "President Clinton is a corporate whore who will end of democracy as we know it" and "Trump would have been a better president."
Based on her stints as New York Senator and Secretary of State, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver says that Clinton has always garnered high approval ratings whenever she's served in public office. While Clinton won November's election by 3 million votes, Silver said the public has grown even fonder of her since she took office last month. FiveThiryEight's senior writer Clare Malone attributes Clinton's surging popularity to many things, including her sensible Cabinet picks, increasing the minimum wage to $12 an hour, raising taxes on the super-rich, and mandating paid leave for new parents.