Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Is Now Lower Than Obama’s Ever Was

Just 36% of the country are pleased with the president’s performance.

Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Is Now Lower Than Obama’s Ever Was A displeased baby is held at a Donald Trump rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa. January 31, 2016.   Christopher Furlong for Getty Images

A new Gallup poll released Monday shows President Donald Trump's approval rating at 36% tracked over a three-day period of March 24-26. It's a new low for the Trump administration, and follows the implosion of its health care plan last week at the hands of fellow Republicans in the House.

The rating is the lowest recorded approval for President Trump since he took office. In the just over two months after the inauguration, Trump's approval has fallen below the all-time lows of Obama (38%) and Clinton (37%). He still has a way to go before he matches the historical lows of presidents Bush (25%), Nixon (24%) and Truman (22%).

Trump has fallen from an inauguration poll which found that 44% of Americans believed he was qualified to be president, and 52% saying he was not. That score was the lowest for a new president in four decades.


Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Is Now Lower Than Obama’s Ever Was