Its net approved rating (approval rating minus disapproval) is consistently negative.
Compare this with a study of Garth's February 1983 Reagan analysis (ie exactly at the same time in Reagan's presidency). Only 32 per cent of voters said they would definitely vote against Reagan, 31 per cent said they wanted to vote for someone else, and 26 per cent said they would definitely support Reagan. In other words, with a score of 24 points, more of the public say they definitely vote against Trump in 2020 than those who say they will definitely vote against Reagan in 1984. Interestingly, Reagan and Trump had similar bases. 26% who say they will definitely vote for Reagan are just 2 points below 28% who say they will definitely vote for Trump.
Reagan, however, had the potential of supporters that Trump seems to lack. More than twice, the percentage of voters was at least open to Reagan (31%) than they were open to vote for Trump (14%). (Other 10% say they do not know about Reagan, while only 1% say that for Trump.) Together, those who will definitely vote for Reagan and who will be considering the vote for him are 57%. For Trump, he reaches only 42%.
Indeed, for all the presidents for which this question is asked, Trump apparently has the strongest opposition.
Only 32% of respondents in January 2003 in Ipsos have announced they will definitely vote against George Bush. A majority of 40% said they would definitely vote for it, and 25% said they would vote for Bush. Combined, 65% said they would at least consider Bush's vote.
Now, before we embrace too much, I must obviously note that we are almost two years from the 2020 elections. Many things can potentially happen to change these numbers.
But these statistics draw a very grim picture of the president. Anyone who thinks it would be easy for Trump to convince his suspects is wrong.
The ABC News / Washington Post study is only the last, which shows that Trump's opposition is significantly more locked than would only suggest approval ratings.