Gallup poll: President Trump’s approval rating at new low

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 8: (AFP-OUT) President Donald Trump meets with Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the White House February 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Krzanich announced an investment of $7 billion to build a factory in Chandler, Arizona to create advanced semi-conductor chips. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump’s approval rating reached a new low Saturday, according to a poll from Gallup, as the new administration has struggled to find its footing nearly a month into the term.

The daily tracking poll found that just 40% of Americans approve of President Trump’s job as president so far, compared to 55% who say the disapprove. The negative 15-point spread is the highest recorded in the poll since President Trump took office January 20.

President Trump’s approval rating has hovered in the mid-to-low 40s since the second week of his presidency, but the new poll suggests growing dissatisfaction with his performance amid the chaotic rollout of his controversial travel ban and a series of divisive Cabinet confirmation fights.

President Trump’s low approval rating is atypical for a new president. Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton all enjoyed approval ratings in the high 50s in Gallup tracking polls during the early months of their administrations.

Gallup’s presidential approval is based on telephone interviews over a three-day time period, a rolling average of approximately 1,500 US adults daily, and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points.

9 comments

    • Libsareliars

      Still wetting your pants over the fact that Hillary lost Kathy? Get over it!! I suppose if it were the opposite and Trump had won the popular vote and Clinton won the electoral college the same lefties like yourself would be telling us to stop complaining.

  • Maile Andrus

    No one polled me, so seriously you have it all wrong once again. Did they call anyone that wasn’t a democrat? NO they didn’t!

  • M Young Sr

    Months upon months of negative indoctrination by the Main Stream Media and you are reporting this as accurate and news? FAKE, twisted, distorted, dishonest and inaccurate – and you know it. But you report it anyway, putting your personal spin on the numbers.

    Any GREAT Leader is a target of the establishment – at first. Then his or her legacy will tell the story.

    And, remember the old saying: Figures don’t lie, but liars do figure. It applies to these so-called polls.

    FOX? What’s happened to you? Been sleeping with the chickens to much.

    • Michael Young, Sr.

      And, by the way, as of 2/17/2017the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove.

      The latest figures include 39% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 37% who Strongly Disapprove.

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