In a statement that will shock very few, President Donald Trump remains remarkably unpopular.
According to a new poll released Tuesday by CNN, just 35 percent of Americans approve of the job he has done as the commander in chief. To put that figure in perspective, far more Americans—54 percent—think intelligent alien life exists, according to a 2015 YouGov survey.
There are two things to note here: Trump is the most unpopular president at this point in a presidency, Day 334, in the history of modern polling, according to a tracker from data-focused website FiveThirtyEight. And Americans might have good reason to believe aliens exist, considering a bombshell New York Times report recently revealed a shadowy Pentagon program that investigated UFO incidents, including a 2004 case that showed Navy pilots chasing what appeared to be a rotating oval aircraft near San Diego.
Even way back in 2012, well before this new report from the Times surfaced, a National Geographic survey found that 36 percent of Americans believed UFOs exist, which—in case you forgot—is one percentage point higher than Trump’s current support level in the CNN poll.
Other non-alien conspiracy theories earn more support than Trump as well.
For instance, a 2015 survey from 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair found 65 percent of Americans think ads frequently have secret subliminal messages hidden inside them.
According to a FiveThirtyEight/Survey Monkey poll this year, 61 percent of Americans believed there was more than one person involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
In December of last year—just after Trump’s shocking election victory—38 percent of Americans supported the insane “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory that alleged staffers for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were using a secret code to talk about pedophilia, human trafficking and satanic rituals, according to a poll from the Economist/YouGov.
The same poll found 52 percent of respondents thought Wall Street bankers orchestrated the 2008 recession and 46 percent believed millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election, despite a complete lack of evidence.
Still, Trump’s level of support does outpace some conspiracy theories. His approval rating is higher than historical levels of support for the idea that Bigfoot exists, for example.
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