United Airlines received unexpectedly good news this week: It must be the most unpopular airline in the world right now but still it’s doing better in the court of public opinion than President Donald Trump.
United gets underfire earlier this month after a passenger was violently dragged off a flight to make room for an employee.
Now a new poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling found that the airline had a slightly higher approval rating than the president.
When asked if they had a higher opinion of United or Trump, 42 percent of the respondents chose the airline, versus 40 percent for the president.
The poll also discovered that 40 percent considered it as the worst airline in the country. American was a distant second at 10 percent.
Thirty-five percent of respondents chose Southwest as the “best airline,” with Delta coming in second at 20 percent.
The president’s numbers were similar to recent polling from Gallup, which showed Trump with an average approval rating of just 41 percent since inauguration day, the lowest rating for a first-term president since World War II.