New Gallup Poll: Trump's Approval Rating Hits Lowest Point

Posted August 16, 2017

Since Gallup began presidential approval polls in 1945, six presidents have seen as low or lower approval ratings than Trump during their overall time in office: Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy C arter, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

The White House bungled the response to Charlottesville, and when combined with Trump's threats of war with North Korea has formed a powerful drag that is carrying the president's approval ratings to even lower lows.

Gallup surveyed 1,500 Americans over the phone and the poll has a 3% margin of error. When Trump first addressed the deadly violence over the weekend, he took heat when he failed to explicitly condemn the white supremacists involved.

Earlier this month, Trump experienced a slight bump to 38 percent approval but has since declined to the lowest point in the early months of his presidency.

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Data website FiveThirtyEight's tracker of Trump's approval rating calculates recent polls while considering their reliability and methodology, and on Monday showed the president's approval rating at 37.4% with 56.6% of people disapproving of his performance as president. US intelligence analysis determined North Korea has made a nuclear warhead small enough to fit on a missile.

Among Republicans, his latest weekly approval rating was 79 percent, the lowest from his party and below the previous week's 82 percent. He has averaged 40% so far since taking office.

Trump's highest three-day reading to date has been 46%, recorded most recently on January 23-25, shortly after his January 20 inauguration.