Amid squabbles with CNN and Congressional Democrats, President Donald Trump faces another foe – dismally low approval ratings.
The latest daily tracker from Gallup shows 39 percent of those responding to the poll approve of the job the president is doing as compared to 56 percent who do not. The 39 percent approval rating is an improvement for Trump, whose numbers dipped to 36 percent earlier this week following reports that millions could lose health insurance under the Senate’s Obamacare replacement plan.
In comparison, President Barack Obama’s approval ratings during the summer of his first term were around 60 percent.
Trump’s lowest approval rating of his presidency – 35 percent – came on March 28.
According to Gallup:
- 45 percent of men approve of the job the president is doing as compared to 32 percent of women
- Only 29 percent of those ages 18-29 approve of the president’s job performance, according to Gallup. That figure grows to 38 percent for those between the ages of 30-49 and 43 percent for those ages 50 to 64. Trump’s approve rating for those ages 65 and older is 46 percent.
- Trump is most popular in the Midwest and South, though the margin is slim. Forty-one percent of those who live in the Midwest and the South believe the president is doing a good job compared to 38 percent in the West who said the same thing. Geographically, the president’s lowest approval rating – 34 percent – came from the East.
- Forth-eight percent of whites in the poll said they approve of Trump’s performance compared to 25 percent of Hispanics and 9 percent of blacks.
- Trump reports some of his highest support among those who said they attend church services weekly. Fifty-three percent of regular churchgoers said they think the president is doing a good job.
- Eighty five percent of Republicans are pleased with the job the president is doing vs. 6 percent of Democrats.
Gallup’s daily tracking poll includes results from 1,500 adults. The margin of error is plus/minus 3 percent.