Americans also tend to be optimistic about their new leaders, typically cutting them some slack during their early days in office. Not with Trump.
Donald Trump started as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. After ten months, things have only gotten worse, Americans disapprove of the 45th president at a higher rate than at any point in his presidency, according to a new poll.
That comes as Trump’s 33% approval rating is also lower than that of any president in the history of modern polling at the same point in their tenure, according to the Gallop poll. With a 62% disapproval rating, Trump’s approval margin is -25 — the only president to have a negative margin in decades, according to the poll.
Trump’s approval ratings were historically low since the beginning of his term, at just over 39 percent, according to an aggregate of a dozen national polls. But despite repeated legislative failures and recent indictments of former Trump associates in Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion with Russia during the 2016 campaign, Trump’s approval rating has only gradually declined over his ten months in office.
Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.