How Low Will It Go? Trump Approval Hits ANOTHER Record Low!
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 31, 2017,
Mar 31, 2017, 4:08
President Donald Trump's approval rating has crumbled to 36 percent, a low point never reached by former President Barack Obama, according to Gallup daily tracking poll. Trump's approval rating was at 41 percent before the health care bill was dismissed on Friday.
President Donald Trump has been unpopular his entire tenure and it doesn't look like that's changing any time soon.
"I think it's more these drip drip drips when it comes to Russian Federation, and I also think the president needs to understand better message discipline", he told Global News.
Gallup said the only former USA president to fall below a 40 percent approval rating in their first year was Bill Clinton. His approval rating peaked at 46 percent just after he was sworn in. For a man obsessed with ratings, Trump can't be taking this news so well.
The Trump administration has called Mar-a-Lago the "Winter White House" and, now that winter has come to a close, the "Southern White House".
Trump's approval rating was at a personal-best 52% on March 9 as he prepared to amp up efforts to take down President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., short-circuited a House vote that would have spelled defeat for the Republican legislation because of opposition from conservative and moderate Republicans. His previous lows were a 38 percent approval rating in mid-February and 37 percent in mid-March.
Those in the poll that identified as Democrats or Independent were most likely to blame Trump primarily, while Republicans blamed Democrats in House.
John F Kennedy had the highest overall average approval rating, 70.1 percent, of any president measured by Gallup. And many polls during the campaign underestimated his support around the country and his odds of winning the presidency.
The Gallup poll, which has a 3 percent margin of error, is based on telephone interviews of about 1,500 US adults.