Poll: Trump approval drops to 37 percent

Poll: Trump approval drops to 37 percent
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpMia Love pulls ahead in Utah race as judge dismisses her lawsuit Trump administration denies exploring extradition of Erdoğan foe for Turkey Trump congratulates Kemp, says Abrams will have 'terrific political future' MORE’s approval rating dropped slightly, to 37 percent, following a week of explosive allegations detailed in a new book about the Trump administration, according to a poll released Monday.

The first Gallup poll of 2018 shows Trump’s approval rating dipped 2 percentage points in the last week. A Dec. 31 poll showed Trump with a 39 percent approval rating, his highest mark in months. 

In the week since, Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” has been released, which contains numerous allegations about the Trump White House and sparked a public rift between the president and his former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon. 

Trump has lashed out at the book, calling Wolff a “fraud” and deeming the work a “fake book.”

In response to questions raised by the book that he is ill-equipped for the presidency, Trump defended his mental stability, calling himself a "very stable genius." 

Gallup announced last week it will no longer issue daily updates on presidential job approval ratings. Instead the group will update its polls on a weekly basis.

The shift results from a change in surveying methods, Gallup said.