Poll: Trump approval drops 4 points in a week
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE's approval rating dropped 4 points last week, essentially erasing the gains he made in Gallup polling during the previous four weeks.

The Gallup weekly approval rating tracker showed that Trump's approval rating dipped to 40 percent for the week ending on Sunday. Fifty-four percent of Americans now disapprove of the president's job performance, according to the poll.

The poll was conducted throughout a week that began with a Trump rally in Texas and questions about the killing of a Saudi journalist, and ended with a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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In between, the country was jolted by a string of explosive devices mailed to prominent Democrats including former President Obama, former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenKamala Harris picks Baltimore as headquarters for potential 2020 campaign: report Congress should elevate those trapped in the gap – support ELEVATE Act Sen. Casey says he won't run for president in 2020 MORE, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz to The Atlantic: Do not violate Constitution to safeguard it Why Joe Biden (or any moderate) cannot be nominated GOP Rep. Tom Marino resigns from Congress MORE and others.

Authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc Jr. on Friday in connection with the mail bombs. The next day, a gunman killed 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Trump urged unity in the aftermath of both incidents and condemned the violence. However, he quickly blamed critics and the media for fostering hostility across the nation, even as critics suggested his own rhetoric had inflamed tensions to a breaking point.

Monday's Gallup poll is based on a survey of roughly 1,500 Americans from Oct. 22 through 28. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

Trump's approval rating in the Gallup poll had climbed to 44 percent in each of the past two weeks as the president and Republicans enjoyed a boost from the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughMerriam-Webster tweets out definition of 'suborn' after BuzzFeed report on Michael Cohen Abortion foes march into divided Washington GOP pollster says last minute enthusiasm saved Republicans in some midterm races MORE.

A RealClearPolitics average of surveys shows Trump's job approval at 44 percent.