When Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, he was less popular than Donald Trump is today

When Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, he was less popular than Donald Trump is today. By James Cobb.

According to an early 1968 Harris Poll, the man whose half-century of martyrdom we celebrate this week died with a public disapproval rating of nearly 75%, a figure shocking in its own day and still striking even in today’s highly polarized political climate.