Poll: Trump approval rating drops down to match lowest of presidency

Poll: Trump approval rating drops down to match lowest of presidency
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE's approval rating has dropped down to match the lowest level of his presidency, according to a new poll.

A CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds just 35 percent of respondents approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House.

That number matches the president's lowest approval rating of his time in office, which in the CNN poll was last December.

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Among Republicans, 80 percent approve of Trump's job performance, compared with 13 percent who say they disapprove.

Just 5 percent of Democrats approve of Trump's performance.

The poll also finds that a majority of respondents, 54 percent, disapprove of Trump's handling of gun policy, compared with just one-third of respondents who approve of it.

The poll was conducted from Feb. 20-23 among 1,016 adults. The margin of error is 3.7 percentage points.

The poll comes after 17 people were killed earlier this month when a gunman opened fire at a Florida high school, throwing the issue of gun control into the spotlight.

Students in recent weeks have become vocal advocates for gun control, demanding that lawmakers act to prevent future school shootings. Trump has indicated a number of ideas are under consideration, ranging from arming teachers to raising the federal age requirement on purchasing semi-automatic weapons.