BOSTON (CBS) — One month into Donald Trump’s presidency, his approval ratings are dismal–what WBZ political analyst Jon Keller calls “George W. Bush at the end territory.”

Keller sat down with WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Joe Mathieu to discuss those ratings. Keller asked Mathieu when those low ratings would start to matter politically.

Mathieu said that, traditionally, the so-called “honeymoon” period ends after about 100 days or so–but that this time, things are different.

“Half the country is giving him a honeymoon, and half of it is not,” Mathieu said. “As long as the president can convince a sizeable number of people that polls are fake and wrong, just like they were going into the election, then he buys himself some time.”

Jon mentioned that, sooner or later, Republican incumbents may want to distance themselves from Trump’s low-rated administration–and Jon and Mathieu agreed that may come as soon as this summer and fall.

“When campaigning kicks in, absolutely,” said Mathieu. “By then, we may have a sense of where Obamacare is going, where the wall is going, and some of the other states’ rights issues that we heard about that will absolutely impact around that time.”

Keller and Mathieu also talked about protests at recent Republican town halls, and how Trump’s policies could affect Massachusetts.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

Comments (2)
  1. Alan B Flood says:

    Winder if they were both getting a tingle down their leg hoping that Trump goes south, the sooner the better. Instead of supporting their president or at bare minimum keeping their mouths shut, they would rather try to incite their listeners against Trump – Wonder how Trumps FCC would view BZ’s license to operate for inciting against the president instead of reporting the news.

  2. @ Alan B Flood: Exactly. The people who put Trump in office disagree with Keller and Mathieu. Trump is doing fine, considering what he was left with and what he has to work with: he’s doing what his constituents want him him to do and if he’s not smooth and polished you can chalk that up to the fact that he’s not a mealy-mouthed politician.

    The left is just demonstrating that they can’t handle not getting their way. They can’t handle it at all. They will lie and obstruct Trump at every turn and in the process the Democrats will never again be able to accuse the Republicans of being obstructionist. You’ve play your cards, fools, and lost.

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