Published: Wed, February 15, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Trump's job approval rating to all-time low: Gallup poll

Trump's job approval rating to all-time low: Gallup poll

President Donald Trump's approval ratings have slumped to new lows, according to a new Gallup poll released Saturday.

But Clinton suffered the biggest midterm loss for a president's first term since Franklin D. Roosevelt's first term in 1931, according to the American Presidency Project, with a net loss of 52 House seats and eight Senate seats.

Only 40 percent of Americans approve of the job that the president is doing, while 55 percent disapprove, according to the Gallup poll, which tracks the percentage of Americans who approve of disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president. The tracking poll averages results over the previous three days with daily results based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 adults.

Bush began his presidency with much better numbers than Trump did ― around 60 percent approval and 30 percent disapproval in early 2001.

Only 40 percent approve of Trump's job performance, the lowest point he has reached since assuming office on January 20.

Trump's approval ratings have been dropping slightly since he assumed office, according to Gallup.

Gallup, which polled an estimated 1,500 people nationwide, said Barack Obama had a 64 percent approval rating at this point in the presidency in 2009.

And the percentage of those who strongly disapprove of the president is now at 40per cent, compared to 38per cent of those who strongly approve of him.

A panel of three judges from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled against reinstating Trump's ban last week.

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