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Gallup Poll: Trump's Approval Rating Down at 36 Percent

Gallup Poll: Trump's Approval Rating Down at 36 Percent
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By    |   Monday, 30 October 2017 02:22 PM

President Donald Trump's approval rating fell this month to its lowest point in his presidency, with support even declining slightly among Republicans, Gallup reported Monday.

Only 36.9 percent of adults surveyed approved of the president's performance in the third quarter of this year, down from 38.8 percent in the second quarter, according to the poll of more than 46,000 persons in all 50 states.

The survey found:

  • Trump's support fell from 41.3 percent after his inauguration in January to 36.9 percent today.
  • Republican support fell from 87 percent in January to 80 percent today.
  • Independents dropped from 37 percent in January to 32 percent today.
  • Democrats have been consistent in their opposition with only 9 percent approving of Trump in January and 8 percent today.

The White House shrugged off the poll Monday. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she did not have "a lot of confidence" in the polls because Gallup often predicted Trump would not win the election. 

Gallup noted that Trump "has consistently had much lower approval ratings than any elected president in his first year."

"His third-quarter ratings continued that trend, as they were more than 10 percentage points lower than the previous low third-quarter rating, 47.7% for Bill Clinton in 1993," Gallup said. "All other elected presidents had approval ratings above 50% in their third quarters, with five of these at 60% or higher."

Gallup noted that approval ratings for Barack Obama started high after his election in 2008 but settled to about 40 percent for most of his presidency.

"The patterns in Trump's public support thus far are well-established — historically low, highly politically polarized and fairly steady," Gallup reported.

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