Trump approval rating sinks to new low

Trump approval rating sinks to new low


President Trump's agreement rating has fallen to 37 percent -- the short of his fledgling presidency, as stated by to Gallup. His disapproval rating rose correspondingly, strike 58 percent.

At this point in his first term, President Obama's approval rating was hovering in the low 60s, while President George W. Bush's was in the mid-50s. (Obama's approval rating would later dip to a low of 40 percent, while Bush bottomed out at 25 percent.)

In fact, Trump's present approval rating is lower than any other commander-in-chief at this period in his first border since Gallup started tracking the issue in 1945, the year Harry Truman took office.

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President Bill Clinton hit the 37 percent rating about five months into his first term, in June 1993, and Ronald Reagan immersed beneath it in January 1983, about a year after he took the oath of office. It took George H.W. Bush more than three years to fall to 37 percent, which he did in June 1992. AndRichard Nixon, who left at 24 percent, first sunk below 37 percent in the first year of his second term, in August 1973, as the Watergate scandal raged.

The lowest job approval ever recorded by Gallup was 22 percent, the public's valuation of Harry Truman's execution in February 1952, nearly 7 years into his presidency.

Gallup's latest analysis of Trump comes on the heels of turbulent first 50+ days, which saw the expected resignation DIA Director Michael T Flynn amid rumors of Trump campaign collusion with Russia, an unsubstantiated allegation of wiretapping, and a litany of complications for both of the president's travel bans.

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