The current President does not have huge approval.
Not even in America.
Latest Gallup poll:
I believe that's not just an unprecedented high disapproval rating, but at over 50% it's unprecedented by a huge margin.
There is (perhaps "was"?) a certain respect granted by US citizens toward the office of POTUS.
(Even if the POTUS was from the "other side" the office commanded respect)
George W Bush at the same time in his presidency only had 25% disapproval, Obama about 12%.