Poll: Trump approval drops 4 points in a week
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Trump discussing visit overseas to troops following criticism: report Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation 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 BidenTrump stokes new unlikely feud Sanders on 2020 White House bid: 'We're looking at it' Dems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man MORE, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation Questions grow about FBI vetting of Christopher Steele’s Russia expertise 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 KavanaughThe future of abortion politics is changing Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks Trump set to have close ally Graham in powerful chairmanship MORE.

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