Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

Trump’s current approval rating in Gallup’s weekly poll can be comparable to his average rating, standing at just 38 percent, with 57 percent saying they disapprove.

The persistence of Trump’s first-year blues can be unprecedented for a president so early in his term. Americans usually give their completely new presidents the benefit of the doubt, nevertheless Trump’s “honeymoon period,” to the extent he had one, saw his approval rating only as high as 45 percent.

Since then, Trump has spent more time under 40 percent than any additional first-year president.

Presidents have recovered via periods of low popularity before. For example, Clinton’s rating fell to just 37 percent in June 1993 before quickly regaining ground, as well as also he went on to win re-election. Harry S. Truman held the approval of less than 40 percent of Americans for significant chunks of his first term as well as also was also re-elected. He went on to set Gallup’s lowest-ever approval mark, at just 22 percent in 1952.

Trump’s lowest point in Gallup’s weekly polling — 35 percent — remains higher than those of several earlier presidents. Truman, Richard Nixon as well as also Jimmy Carter all had their ratings dip under 30 percent.

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