Donald Trump is the only president in the history of the Gallup trends poll to never gain support from a majority of Americans, according to an analysis by The New York Times.
Trump's approval rating last week climbed to 45% in a new Gallup poll, marking the third time the president has achieved the mark. His other 45% ratings were recorded in his first week in office and again after his first summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump's approval rating in the Gallup polls has been mostly dependent on Americans' political parties – in a survey published March 29, Republicans gave him an 89% approval rating.
"These patterns suggest that the GOP is now defined by President Trump," the Gallup analysis read. "But it is not clear if certain subgroups such as non-college whites have become Republican because of their affinity for Trump, or if it comes from a longer-standing loyalty to the GOP and those subgroups have come to embrace Trump as the leader of the party."
A recent Rasmussen Reports poll showed a sharp increase in Trump's approval rating to 53%, marking his best showing in the survey since the early months of his presidency.
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