Gallup: Trump's Approval Rating at 37 Percent

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has dropped to 37 percent, the lowest since he took office, while 58 percent say they disapprove of his performance, according to the latest Gallup poll.

Since entering the White House, Trump’s approval rating has mostly been in the low 40s, although he registered a high of 45 percent just over a week ago.

CNN suggested that the decrease in Trump’s rating is due to the controversy over the unsubstantiated claim he made that the Obama administration wiretapped him during the election campaign, as well as growing dissatisfaction with his performance following the release of the GOP plan to replace Obamacare and reaction to his travel ban that has faced legal opposition.

Former President Barack Obama never fell below a 38 percent approval rating during his eight years in the White House and averaged an almost 48 percent approval throughout his presidency, according to Politico.

Gallup said that although other presidents have had even lower ratings during their time at the White House, this is the first time in at least 70 years that any commander in chief recorded such a low approval rating by March of their first term.

Gallup tracks on a daily basis the approval rating of Trump’s job performance. The daily results are based on telephone interviews with about 1,500 national adults and have a margin of error of 3 percentage points.


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