Rasmussen poll shows Trump with lowest approval in a year

A conservative-leaning poll released Monday showed President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE with his lowest approval ratings in almost a year.

The Rasmussen poll found that 43 percent of likely voters polled approve of Trump's job performance, his lowest mark in the poll since January of 2018, when his approval was at 42 percent.

The poll also found that 55 percent of respondents disapprove of Trump's performance, including 46 percent who strongly disapprove. Another 32 percent strongly approve the job Trump is doing.

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According to Rasmussen, Trump's approval rating has slipped since his prime-time address last week in which he claimed that a border wall is necessary to confront a "humanitarian crisis" at the border.

The poll's daily results are based on telephone surveys of 500 likely voters each night. The poll has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.

Trump has in the past touted the results of some Rasmussen polls, which generally show him with a higher approval rating than other polls and surveys.

He noted on Twitter last month that Rasmussen showed his approval rating at 50 percent while arguing that it would be at 75 percent if not for special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's Russia investigation.

"Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judge’s, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen," Trump tweeted at the time.

Trump also took to Twitter in April of last year to praise a Rasmussen survey showing his approval at 51 percent.

"Rasmussen just came out at 51% Approval despite the Fake News Media," Trump said at the time. "They were one of the three most accurate on Election Day."