Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president
President Trump’s job approval ratings reached a record low among Americans polled in a new Gallup survey.
Thirty-four percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing as president, a Gallup poll published Monday found, representing the lowest approval rating he has had since assuming office.
Trump’s 41 percent average approval rating throughout his four years in office is 4 points lower than for any of his predecessors in the White House in Gallup’s polling era, the firm reported.
A 34 percent approval rating is a single point lower than his prior lowest rating, which came on multiple occasions in 2017.
Trump is the first president to fail to crack a 50 percent approval rating at any point since Gallup began measuring presidential job approval in 1938.
An ABC News-Ipsos poll released Sunday revealed that the majority of Americans said they believed Trump should be removed from office.
Trump’s term ends Wednesday at noon after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in. His low job approval rating came less than two weeks after the Capitol was overrun by a mob of his supporters contesting the presidential election results.
The president has repeatedly claimed the notion that the election was stolen from him, right up until and after Congress met to officially count the Electoral College votes that affirmed Biden as the winner. The count was interrupted by rioters who stormed the Capitol, forcing both the House and Senate to recess for hours before reconvening that evening.
The Gallup poll results are based on telephone interviews from Jan. 4 to 15, starting two days before the riot. The margin of sampling error is 4 percentage points.