Trump's Approval Rating Drops to Record Low 42 Percent

Tina Ray
May 18, 2017

That's the lowest approval rating Morning Consult has measured, and it continued a downward trend for the president.

While FiveThirtyEight aggregates a number of public polls into an average figure, the most recent survey Monday from Gallup found Trump's approval rating had fallen all the way to 38 percent with a disapproval of 57 percent. Also, even though polls taken in the months before the 2016 election showed independents offering more support for Clinton, Trump still garnered anywhere from 30-34 percent of independent support.

The poll was conducted between Friday and Sunday, after Comey's dismissal but before reports surfaced that Trump revealed highly classified information during a meeting last week with the Russian ambassador and foreign minister.

Donald Trump may have obstructed justice, Democrats have said, after reports emerged claiming that he urged James Comey to drop the investigation into disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Meanwhile, another poll out Tuesday night found that more voters want Trump impeached than do not.

In his first 30 days as the President of the United States, Donald Trump had an approval rating among Republican voters of 84 percent, compared to George Bush Jr., which had 82 percent.

Trump's support remains stronger among GOP voters. A 64-percent majority of Democrats strongly disapprove of Trump, but only 43 percent of Republicans strongly approve. Among Democrats, only 15 percent approve of the president's job performance and 79 percent disapprove.

Given the timing of the survey, the poll would have been in the field at the time Trump sent an eyebrow-raising tweet about the possibility of "tapes" of his earlier conversations with Comey. Around a quarter, 26 percent, are undecided, down from 32 percent in the previous poll.

We can say that thanks to two sets of data.

Not much is going right in the White House at the moment. In the new poll, 38 percent of voters approve of the new bill, unchanged from a week before.

But lower tax rates for small businesses and lower- and middle-income Americans could be more popular. An overwhelming 93 percent said they had read about or heard about the firing, including 56 percent who said they had heard a lot.

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