According to the latest Gallup poll, President Trump’s approval rating has dropped in one week from 45 percent to 37 percent, the lowest level since he took office.
The poll also shows 58 percent disapprove of the job he is doing. While previous presidents have had lower ratings, Gallup reports Trump is the first to have dropped this low by March of his first term in at least 70 years.
The rapid decline of Trump’s numbers could be, in part, because of the GOP’s push to pass its plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
In addition, Trump is facing backlash over his recent claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election, as well as how he is conducting the investigation into his ties with Russia — both claims which FBI Director James Comey will address on Monday when he testifies in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
Finally, the president’s second temporary travel ban hit a barrier last week after a temporary restraining order was issued against it by a federal judge in Hawaii. Trump continues to fight back against such rulings.
“We’re going to take our case as far as it needs to go, including all the way up to the Supreme Court,” he said to a crowd last week during a Tennessee rally.
The Gallup poll included 1,500 adults nationwide and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
H/T: New York Post
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