President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly 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.
In between, the country was jolted by a string of explosive devices mailed to prominent Democrats including former President Obama, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to meet House Dems before Europe trip: report 21 House Democrats call for removing IRS bank reporting proposal from spending bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — Vulnerable House Dems push drug pricing plan MORE, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to attend World Series Game 4 in Atlanta Pavlich: Democrats' weaponization of the DOJ is back Mellman: The trout in the milk 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 KavanaughHuma Abedin writes in new book she was sexually assaulted by US senator Locked and Loaded: Supreme Court is ready for a showdown on the Second Amendment Why Latinos need Supreme Court reform MORE.
A RealClearPolitics average of surveys shows Trump's job approval at 44 percent.