President Donald Trump hit a new low this weekend when his approval rating fell to 37 percent. Trump’s job approval ratings, as Gallup polls indicate, were at their worst since he took office—his disapproval rating increased to 58 percent. Figures only slightly fluctuated by the end of the weekend.
According to CNN, “Trump’s approval rating hovered in the mid-to-low 40s” at the beginning of his presidency. Numbers began to drop, however, as controversies and issues within the administration came to light. Trump tweeted about “fake news CNN” Monday morning, indicating that the ratings were “much higher” at Fox News.
Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again despite the fact that their election polls were a WAY OFF disaster. Much higher ratings at Fox
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 20, 2017
Trump has previously pushed back against approval-ratings polls, calling them “rigged,” in addition to tweeting about former President Barack Obama’s “all-time low” approval rating in 2013. ABC News reports that at the same time during his first term, Obama’s approval rating was in the low 60s. The lowest approval rating came during Harry Truman’s presidency at 22 percent—seven years after first taking office.
The commander-in-chief’s approval rating was also historically low during his first several days as president, coming in at 45 percent. Current numbers are 39 percent approval and 55 percent disapproval.
Gallup’s job approval poll “tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president,” according to their website. Results on based on telephone interviews with 1,500 adults nationwide and have a three percent margin of error.
See how social media reacted to Trump’s latest job approval ratings below:
Social Media Reacts to Donald Trump’s Latest Approval Rating
Trump's current approval rating is only 13% better than Nixon's….right before he resigned.
— Talia (@2020fight) March 19, 2017
It took George W. Bush five years to reach 37% approval rating. We are breaking records.
— President Bannon (@PRESlDENTBANNON) March 19, 2017
— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) March 20, 2017
A few weeks before Nixon resigned because of Watergate, his approval rating was 28%. Trump is only 9 points above that now, 60 days in.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) March 19, 2017
— Jordan Uhl (@JordanUhl) March 20, 2017
— Robert Elisberg (@relisberg) March 20, 2017
— Cynthia Boaz (@cynthiaboaz) March 20, 2017
*looks up DJT's approval rating*
Gallup – 37%
— yusxf (@YusefNS) March 20, 2017
Gallup finds Donald's approval rating plummeting to 37%. This is what America opening its eyes to the con man in the White House looks like. pic.twitter.com/f7ybcRS7E9
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 20, 2017
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Source: Business 2 Community