Trump's favorability rating historically low, poll finds
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpYates told White House counsel about Flynn ‘so you can act’ Trump trip gives GOP a breather Trump may tap Lewandowski, Bossie as crisis managers: report MORE has a historically low favorability rating ahead of the inauguration.

According to a new Gallup poll, 55 percent of Americans have a negative view of Trump, making him the only president-elect of the four most recent presidents-elect whose unfavorable rating outweighs his favorable score.

Of the 1,032 adults polled across the U.S. from Jan. 4 through Jan 8, 40 percent had a favorable view of Trump compared to President Obama, who enjoyed a 78 percent rating ahead of his inauguration.

George W. Bush meanwhile held a 62 percent favorability rating and Bill ClintonBill ClintonMonica Lewinsky: Fox News's 'dream was my nightmare' Feehery: Trump’s first budget test Five things to watch for in the Trump budget MORE a 66 percent rating.

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Trump’s score, however, is higher than it was during the campaign.  

Gallup said Trump’s favorability rate never rose above 38 percent on the campaign trail. And while 82 percent of Republicans hold a favorable opinion of the real estate tycoon, that’s also down from past presidents.

Gallup said Republicans were nearly unanimous in their rating of Bush in January 2001, with 97 percent of GOP respondents rating him favorable at that time. Obama enjoyed a 95-percent favorable rating among Democrats and Clinton a 92 percent rating.

When asked about Vice President-elect Mike PenceMike (Michael) Richard PenceOvernight Cybersecurity: Flynn refuses to comply with Senate subpoena | Chaffetz postpones hearing with Comey | Small biz cyber bill would cost M | New worm spotted after 'Wanna Cry' Manafort, Stone give Russia docs to Senate panel: report Flynn cites 'public frenzy' in refusal to comply with subpoena: report MORE ,42 percent of Americans had a positive opinion of the former Indiana governor.