MAMOSA Report — A Gallup poll shows Donald Trump‘s approval rating is 35 percent, the lowest of any recorded president in his first year, which could be due to a decrease in approval among men.
The Gallup daily poll, based on a three-day rolling average as of Wednesday, shows 35 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 59 percent disapprove.
In a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, nearly 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Trump’s overall performance, and about the same percentage say the country is headed in the wrong direction. The poll was conducted amid the collapse of the GOP’s health care overhaul.
Along with health care, majorities of Americans also disapprove of Trump’s handling of foreign policy, immigration, the budget deficit and taxes. And, a majority of women want to see the president impeached, while a majority of men are against the idea, a survey by Public Policy Polling found Thursday.
“Voters are inclined to think Donald Trump should resign if proof emerges of direct coordination between his campaign team and Russia in the election last fall,” PPP President Dean Debnam said in a statement.
Gallup said the only former U.S. president to fall below a 40 percent approval rating in their first year was Bill Clinton.
“Already a trendsetter by earning the lowest initial job approval rating of any president and falling below 40 percent approval in record time, Trump’s recent 35 percent approval ratings are the lowest of any president in his first year,” Gallup wrote in a statement.
The Gallup poll, which has a 3 percent margin of error, is based on telephone interviews of about 1,500 U.S. adults.
In a breakdown of Trump’s approval rating from March 20 through Sunday released on Tuesday, Gallup said Trump’s approval rating among men has fallen 7 percent — from 51 percent in early March to 44 percent on Sunday, which represents the largest decrease in major subgroups.