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Donald Trump Is Less Popular Than All Four Members Of The Squad, Poll Says

In the Battle Royale that American politics has become, it can be hard to truly understand where various individual people actually stand in the eyes of the general public.

That's why we rely on polls and surveys to understand where the average American stands.

If you're unfamiliar with who "The Squad" is, here's a recap.

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The Squad is a nickname for the group of four congresswomen of color who were elected in 2018:

Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

While they have been making waves since their election wins, the narrative of The Squad vs. Trump became mainstream in mid-July.

That was when President Trump tweeted that the women — who are all American citizens — should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

This sparked a new round of debates about whether or not President Trump is racist.

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But while social media always enhances the loudest and most polarized opinions, we are finally beginning to see the results of actual polling.

The Economist and YouGov Poll polled 1500 US Adult citizens from July 21 - 23, 2019.

That's only a week after Trump's controversial tweets, so emotions were still high.

The results are clear: all four congresswomen have higher approval ratings than Trump.

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Once you discount the people who answered "don't know" we see that President Trump got a rating of -11.

Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley, and Tlaib all have ratings of -3. Omar's rating came in at -6.

Of course, you probably noticed that they are all in the negative.

It's simply that opinions of Trump are more negative. Trump did win in awareness, having fewer answers of "don't know" due to his higher mainstream profile.

The Squad also did better if you look at only the data from independents.

Trump’s approval rating is at -12%. Pressley and Tlaib are at -6%, Ocasio-Cortez is at -7%, andOmar is at -11.

If we can take one thing from all those negative ratings, it's that American's aren't in a good place with their politicians in general.

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It'll be interesting to see how the numbers shift and change the closer we get to the 2020 election.

h/t: Newsweek