Donald Trump keeps hitting new lows and it’s frustrating him. He did not have a very good second quarter of 2017. In fact, Trump’s approval ratings were the lowest in polling history since Gallup began tracking the number in 1945.
According to Gallup, Trump’s average approval rating for the second quarter of 2017 (April 20 to July 19) was 38.8 percent, which puts him in the lowest spot since polling began.
Trump’s numbers seem to diminish. His approval rating in his second quarter fall short of his first-quarter approval rating, which averaged at 41 percent according to Gallup.
But even then his first quarter approval ratings were also the lowest in polling history.
Most presidents at this point in the presidency are still enjoying the “honeymoon” phase. According to the poll, Trump’s predecessor, President Obama, enjoyed an approval rating of 62 percent during this period of his first term.
This is something Trump probably won’t mention since he loves comparing himself to Obama.
Gallup’s second-quarter poll was conducted by landline and cellphone from April 20 to July 19 with a random sample of 52,765 adults. The margin of error is +/- 1 percentage point.