President Donald Trump’s job approval rating in the Gallup Daily tracking poll is at new low reaching 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday. Trump had originally a large increase in support as tensions sparked over North Korea, but once again drastically dropped as a White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia which turned violent occurred.
The President was attacked by both Republicans and Democratic law makers for not directly confronting the protesters sooner. Originally commenting on the violence which occurred from “all sides”. As anger rose in regards to Charlottesville the President finally disavowed all white nationalist groups. The President has also received large amounts of negative media attention in regards to his consistent and almost Liberal use of vacations, especially given his more aggressive comments towards Obama’s vacation history.
Lowest in History
Although he has the lowest rating in Gallup’s history of any newly elected president in the summer of his first term in office, Trump’s current 34% remains higher than the low points reached by a number of presidents during their administrations. Presidents George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and Harry Truman all had job approval ratings lower than 34%, including the all-time low of 22% recorded by Truman in 1952.
Trump’s current approval rating is lower than any reading for his immediate predecessor, Barack Obama, who reached a three-day low of 38% several times in 2011 and 2014.