Things are looking very bad for Donald Trump. People are not happy that his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn has entered into a plea agreement, spelling possible presidential crimes. Plus, they despise the terrible Trump tax bill that transferred wealth to the top one percenters from the middle- and lower-bracket income earners. This is how it shakes out in the latest Gallup Poll.
The November 29 to December 1 Gallup Poll showed him with a staggeringly low 33 percent approval rating and a 72 percent disapproval rating.
This means that Donald Trump has a lower approval rating than any other president in the history of modern polling at the 317th day on the job. The sitting president began his tenure at a historical low. Thus far, he has had only one legislative win, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, and people appeared to see through the spin and recognize how badly it would affect them.
In addition, Trump’s administration’s response to Hurricane Maria’s damage to the Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was abysmal.
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller delves deeper into the heart of his investigation, the Trump presidency’s rating can only continue to decline.
After 10 months on the job, FiveThirtyEight showed Trump at an all-time low of 37.9 percent approval rating among the top five polls. He carried a whopping 59.6 percent disapproval rating.
Reuters/Ipsos ranked the president with a 37 percent approval rating and a 57 percent disapproval rating in its poll. It was conducted November 26 through November 30.
Lucid ranked Trump with a 35 percent approval rating and a 52 percent disapproval rating in its poll. Lucid conducted its poll November 28 and November 29.
Economist/YouGov showed the president with a 39 percent approval rating and a 53 percent disapproval rating. It surveyed between November 26 through November 28.
Rasmussen Report/Pulse Opinion Research gave him a more optimistic rating in its latest poll taken November 28 through November 30. Trump carried a 44 percent approval and a 55 percent disapproval in this poll.
Real Clear Politics also included the Quinnipiac, NPR/PBS/Marist, and the Harvard-Harris polls in its data.
The Quinnipiac poll rated Trump’s approval rating for the week of November 15 through November 20 at 38 percent. His disapproval rating was 57 percent.
The NPR/PBS/Marist poll ranked the president’s approval rating at 42 percent in its survey taken November 13 through November 15. His disapproval rating in this poll was 54 percent.
The Harvard-Harris poll showed Trump’s approval rating at 41 percent and is disapproval at 59 percent from November 11 through November 14.
Compared to other presidents, Donald Trump has also also doing poorly. At the same time in his presidency, Barack Obama had a 50.4 approval rating compared to Trump’s 37.9 approval rating.
After the same number of days in office as Trump, 317, President George W. Bush carried a 85.5 percent approval rating. President Bill Clinton came in at 47.9 percent, and President George H.W. Bush had a 69.8 percent approval rating.
Even President Richard Nixon did not have time to blow through his approval rating. On his 317th day, he had a 66.9 percent approval rating.
Presidential job approval is a snapshot in time of how the public sees the president’s job performance.
Gallup bases its Presidential Job Approval Center approval rating for President Trump on weekly Gallup Daily tracking averages. It updates its data by 1 p.m. ET on Mondays.
The Gallup organization tracks the percent of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump has been doing in his job as president on a daily basis. Its weekly results are the result of telephone interviews of about 3,500 adults in the U.S.
Its margin of error is +/- 2 percentage points.
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