Trump’s presidency approval rating lowest in US history says poll


As President Donald Trump warms up to leave the White House on Wednesday, his presidency has received the lowest approval rating with just 34 percent of Americans supporting the job he has done, a Gallup poll showed Monday.

Trump became the lowest-rated of any modern-day president after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters.

Gallup noted that Trump’s average approval rating during his one-term presidency was 41 percent, four points lower than any of his predecessors since the polling group has been gathering data.

Trump’s job approval had dipped to 35 percent in previous polls, most notably after he failed to condemn a violent gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017.

The last poll of the Trump presidency was taken on the week of January 4-11, which covered the storming of the US Capitol building by Trump supporters trying to overturn the certification of the election won by Joe Biden, whose victory Trump has consistently denied.

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His all-time high rating was in early 2020, when he was facing an impeachment in the Senate on charges of trying to push Ukraine into helping him smear Biden and during the early stages of the pandemic, when Americans believed he was responding well to the virus that has now killed 398,000 people in the country.

Even among members of the Republican Party Trump’s popularity also appears to be sinking with only 60% of Republicans rating President Trump’s job performance positively.