Poll: Trump approval drops 4 points in a week
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral 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 BidenPollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 Republican strategist predicts his 2020 Dem primary final four The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump feuds heat up MORE, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Trump's approval rating stable at 45 percent Kellyanne Conway: 'I think my gender helps me with the president' 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 KavanaughCourt-packing becomes new litmus test on left Warren, Harris, Gillibrand back efforts to add justices to Supreme Court Pence traveling to SC for Graham reelection launch MORE.

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