Trump's approval rating sinks to 35 percent: poll

President Trump's job approval rating hit a new low of 35 percent on Wednesday, according to Gallup's daily tracking poll.

His approval rating dropped by 1 point since Tuesday, continuing a downward trend since taking office. 

Former President Obama's approval ratings hovered in the low-60 percent range after his first two months in office, according to Gallup, and former President George W. Bush saw approval numbers in the 50-percent range.

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Unlike most new presidents, Trump never saw the period of high approval ratings that typically follows inaugurations. His approval rating peaked at 46 percent just after he was sworn in. 

His ratings were hit particularly hard by the legislative failure of the GOP's plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare on Friday.

Trump's young administration has also been roiled by controversy, including allegations of ties to Russia, his accusations that Obama wiretapped him during the campaign and feuds with the media and others. 

The director of the FBI confirmed publicly last week that the bureau is investigating Russia's meddling in the election, including potential ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. The House and Senate Intelligence committees are also investigating. 

Gallup's results are based on telephone interviews with 1,500 U.S. adults.