President-elect Donald Trump and US President Barack Obama
President-elect Donald Trump and US President Barack Obama
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The ever-wise Joni Mitchell once said:

Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone?

And it's a question most of the United States of America is probably asking itself - especially following the news that President Donald Trump's approval rating was just 35 percentage points, which is the lowest held by any modern President in December of his first year in office.

The former reality TV star dismissed the data as "fake polls", of course, despite coming from credible pollsters Gallup.

But in contrast, President Obama's approval rating at the same point in Presidency was 15 points higher at 50 per cent.

So, seeing as we're in the market for comparing and contrasting Trump and Obama's first years, here are nine other differences between the 44th and 45th Presidents of the United States.

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