Trump's approval rating drops 6 points since election

Trump's approval rating drops 6 points since election
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller target Pence: Rocket attack 'proves that Hamas is not a partner for peace' Conservation remains a core conservative principle MORE's approval rating is down to 40 percent, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

Trump's approval rating has dropped 6 points since Election Day, making it lower than that of the last three presidents just days before the inauguration.

More than half of respondents in the new poll, 52 percent, disapprove of how Trump is handling the transition, compared to 45 percent just after the election.  

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More than half of respondents also say they are less confident in Trump’s ability to do the job due to his statements since becoming president-elect.

The poll notes that Trump's approval rating is nearly 30 points higher with rural Americans when compared to urban Americans.

The survey, which was carried out by phone from Jan. 12 to 15, polled 1,000 adults. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.