2016 ELECTION/MEDIA: "Trump Entering White House Unbent and Unpopular, Lowest Rating Ever For a New President. In one way at least, President-elect Donald J. Trump has already surpassed all of his recent predecessors. It took Barack Obama 18 months in the White House for his approval rating to slip to 44 percent in Gallup polling, and it took George W. Bush 4½ years to fall that far. Mr. Trump got there before even being sworn in."
– “Trump Entering White House Unbent and Unpopular,” The New York Times, Jan 17, 2017, Peter Baker, 1/17/2017