100 Days After Leaving the White House, Trump's Brand Continues to Backslide

New study reveals losses in value and deteriorating perceptions


Presidents—even divisive ones—have historically shared one consolation prize when they leave office: As time moves on, Americans tend to take an increasingly generous view of them.

A few years ago, Gallup conducted a poll asking Americans what they thought of nine former presidents, and nearly all of them enjoyed a good measure of reputation recovery. Jimmy Carter’s approval rating was a dismal 34% when he left office, for instance, but that number rose to 56% in his post-White House years.

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