President Trump continues to face low approval ratings as 2017 draws to a close and his administration works to approve new tax reform with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
According to a Real Clear Politics average of major approval polls taken from 10/5- 10/22, President Trump has a 39.3 percent job approval rating with 55.5 percent disapproving.
A Gallup poll taken from 10/20- 10/22 revealed that Trump’s job approval slipped to 36.9 percent in his 3rd quarter, down 2 points from his 2nd quarter average of 38.8 percent, and 10 points lower than any elected president in the third quarter.
Gallup research shows that of the 288 presidential quarters during which Gallup measured presidential job approval, only 31 quarters (approximately 10 percent) were worse than President Trump’s most recent 36.9 percent average in the third quarter.
The lowest approval average for any past U.S. president was 23 percent with Harry Truman during his 27th quarter in office (October 51′-January 52′).
Four other U.S. Presidents, including Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush had quarterly averages that were lower than President Trump’s 36.9 percent 3rd quarter approval rating.
President Trump’s personal low job approval of 34 percent on the Gallup poll occurred in mid and late August after his “fire and fury” comment and tweets about North Korea alongside his equivocal condemnation of white supremacists and protestors involved in the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Among Republicans during the 3rd quarter, President Trump receives 80 percent approval, five points lower than he received from Republicans in the 2nd quarter.
His support among Independents and Democrats were much worse.
President Trump received a 32 percent approval rating with Independents in the 3rd quarter and just 8 percent approval with Democrats.
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