A majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s work during his first week in the White House — breaking a record of how long it generally takes the majority of Americans to disapprove of a president.
On Saturday, 51 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump, a Gallup poll found.
The poll tracks daily approval ratings for Trump by surveying 1,500 Americans.
It took just eight days to reach these ratings. It took at least several hundred days for the majority of Americans to disapprove of past presidents.
Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBill Maher, Isiah Thomas score over the NFL's playing of 'Black national anthem' Democrats confront 'Rubik's cube on steroids' White House debates vaccines for air travel MORE reached the 51 percent disapproval rating in August 2011 — years after he took office in 2009. It took more than 1,000 days for former President George W. Bush to reach that mark.
Trump’s first week in office has been met with massive backlash, as protesters gathered across the nation last weekend and this weekend to protest his actions as president so far.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in the historic Women’s March last week, and thousands of protesters gathered at airports across the country to protest Trump’s executive order banning people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
The executive order, which also bans Syrian refugees from entering the country, has been met with international and bipartisan criticism.