Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

Trump's approval rating keeps sinking to new lows

Trump's approval rating keeps sinking to new lows

President Trump's approval rating has tanked a new low of 37 percent since he took office in January, according to the latest Gallup poll.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 49% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump's job performance.

It's not just the lack of approval, 37 percent now, but the active disapproval - a whopping 58 percent in the latest figures - that spells trouble for Trump. Both had a 3 percent margin of error.

Rasmussen released its new daily presidential tracking poll numbers on Monday morning, with 49 percent of likely US voters approving of President Trump's job performance. Trump tweeted March 4, about a week before he saw a spike in support. The president did provoke more dislike, however, recording a combined disapproval rating of 51.2 percent, compared with Pence's 43.4 percent. "And obviously America wanted him more than Hillary Clinton", said Rebecca Gallardo, a 30-year-old nursing student from Kansas City, Missouri, who voted for Trump.

The lowest presidential job approval ever recorded by Gallup was 22 percent, the public's assessment of Harry Truman's performance in February 1952, almost seven years into his presidency.

The lowest approval rating, though, belonged to Betsy DeVos.

1,500 Americans were asked how they felt about the job Trump was doing.

Trump's low poll numbers have been a constant source of attention even before he won the presidency. Trump had a 45% approval rating on 11 March and a 49% disapproval rating.

The Associated Press reported over the weekend on a new poll that found among US voters age 30 or under, Trump's approval rating is just 22%.

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