- Carlos Barria/Reuters
President Donald Trump appears to have bottomed out in the Gallup daily presidential tracking poll.
For the past eight days, Trump’s approval rating in the poll has not risen above 35%, falling each day at either 35% or 34%, tied for the lowest mark of his presidency.
His disapproval mark over that stretch has stuck at either 59% or 60%, close to his presidential high of 61%.
The eight-day stretch, which began with Gallup’s August 20 poll, is the worst of his presidency. Before then, Trump’s approval had twice slipped to 35% or below: He hit 34% on August 13 and 35% on March 28.
On the disapproval side, Trump’s rating had reached at least 59% on 13 occasions before his current eight-day slide.
Here’s the Gallup tracking poll:
Gallup has tracked the approval of every president since Harry S. Truman. Only Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton have hit ratings nearly as low as Trump this early in an administration – Ford had 37% approval on his 157th day in office, and Clinton had 37% approval on his 137th day.
No president has gone below 37% within their first 520 days in office – a percentage Trump has met consistently within his first 220 days as president.