Trump approval rating hits new low in CNN poll

Trump approval rating hits new low in CNN poll
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE’s approval rating has dropped to a record low in a new CNN poll.

Just 35 percent of Americans in the poll released early Tuesday say they approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president.

Trump's approval rating slipped 1 point since November and is a full 10 points lower from his highest approval rating — 45 percent — in March.

The findings are lower than any of his predecessors at this point in their presidencies, the network noted.


All first-time presidents since Dwight Eisenhower have had approval ratings of at least 49 percent in December of their first year in office, according to CNN.

Other polls have listed Trump as the least popular first-year president in history. An Associated Press–NORC poll released last Saturday found that more than two-thirds of respondents said they disapprove of Trump, while only 32 percent approve.

The new CNN poll of 1,001 respondents was conducted between Dec. 14 and 17. It has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.