Gallup poll: Trump approval rating at new low

Many Americans say President Donald Trump is a man of his word, according to a new Gallup poll.

The Gallup poll is based on interviews with about 1,500 adults and results are averaged out over the course of three days.

Trump's low approval rating is atypical for a new president.

Presidents tend to enjoy a period of high ratings before the disapproval grows.

He has faced massive backlash in recent weeks for controversial executive order halting the refugee program and barring citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

The daily tracking poll found that just 40% of Americans approve of President Trump's job as president so far, compared to 55% who say the disapprove.

Trump's approval ratings were historically low straight off the bat, and it remains to be seen whether they can bounce back. By contrast, 67 percent of Americans believed foreign leaders respected Barack Obama when he took office and only 20 percent did not; for George W. Bush, 49 percent believed that he was respected and only 38 percent did not.

And according to CNN, the negative 15-point difference is also the highest of Trump's young presidency. That is the lowest approval rating Trump has had in a Gallup poll since being sworn into office in January.

But Trump lost the popular vote by more than 3 million votes and was behind former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in most national polls during the election.

A panel of three judges from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled against reinstating Trump's ban last week.

  • Larry Hoffman