Published: Thu, March 30, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Unprecedented: Trump Approval and Disapproval Ratings Just Became His Worst Ever

Unprecedented: Trump Approval and Disapproval Ratings Just Became His Worst Ever

Gallup's daily approval rating for Donald Trump reached record lows on Wednesday (29 March) as it plummeted to just 35%.

On the question of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, which the FBI is investigating, voters were split: 41 percent said Russia had influenced the election's results while 40 percent said no.

Forty-six percent of registered voters said they approved of Trump's performance in office, down four points from the previous week.

Remember, just 10 days ago, when we told you President Donald Trump's approval rating hit a historic low at 37 percent?

But the presidential job approval ratings are subject to change.

The poll is conducted with 1,500 Americans and has a margin error of 3 points. George W. Bush sank to 25 percent during the Iraq War; Jimmy Carter fell to 28 percent and Richard Nixon hit 24 percent as impeachment hung over his head.

Trump's 36% is not the lowest on record. The ACHA was generally referred to as "TrumpCare", or "RyanCare" after House Speaker Paul Ryan who attempted to throw his full political weight behind the bill, only to see it fail without even a vote in the House of Representatives.

Three two-term presidents - Reagan, Clinton, and Obama - dropped below 40% approval in their first term. Also, Trump said he would include a provision allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines...also not in the bill.

The results contrast starkly with a survey released March 20 by the University of Chicago and Associated Press, which found that 57 percent of people aged 18 to 30 thought Trump's presidency was illegitimate. His challenge will be expanding beyond his 46% high point - if he does, he could be in a good position for re-election.

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