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President-elect Donald Trump’s approval rating is the lowest for any presidential transition Gallup has measured, the polling firm said on Friday.
Trump’s approval rating came in at 44%, with 51% of respondents disapproving of the president-elect, the Gallup poll conducted two weeks before Inauguration Day found.
Those numbers represented a dip from his approval rating in mid-December when 48% of respondents approved of Trump while another 48% disapproved.
The approval ratings are significantly lower than those of the three other incoming presidents measured by Gallup: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.
At this stage of the transition, Obama had a soaring 83% approval rating, with just 12% of respondents disapproving. Bush was favored by 61% of respondents, while 25% were not in favor of him, and Clinton saw a 68%-to-18% split.
Comparing Trump’s past two splits, he has witnessed his approval rating among Democrats drop to 13% from 17% in December and his favorability among independents dip dramatically to 33% from 46% over the past month.
An unusually high percentage of respondents, 44%, also believed that Trump had selected a below-average or poor cabinet. Obama, Bush, and Clinton did not receive more than 13% in that category for their cabinets during the initial transition.
Gallup conducted the polling January 4-8 with a random sample of 1,032 adults over 18. The margin of error was 4 percentage points.