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Trump Approval Rating Dips To New Low Again

| by Ray Brown
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President Donald Trump's poll numbers continue to fall, and he continues to have the lowest poll numbers of any new president in recent United States history.

According to a Gallup poll, 37 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's job performance, while a whopping 58 percent disapprove.

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During the past week, Trump's approval rating fell 5 points from 42 percent. That's the lowest his approval rating has been since he was sworn into the White House on Jan. 20. Previously, his lowest rating was 38 percent on Feb. 16.

No other president, since such polls started being conducted in 1946, when former President Harry Truman was in the White House, has had such low numbers.

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Trump's low poll numbers have been a constant source of attention even before he won the presidency. But his tumultuous first two months in the White House show that poll respondents seem not to approve of his actions, which have resulted in protests, court cases, and Senate hearings.

But Trump took to Twitter to dispute the poll numbers.

"Just heard Fake News CNN is doing polls again despite the fact that their election polls were a WAY OFF disaster. Much higher ratings at Fox," Trump said.

Although Trump seems to prefer Fox News over CNN, it turns out that Fox News has also reported on Trump's historically low poll numbers.

According to the latest Fox News poll released on March 20, Trump's job approval stands at 43 percent, while his disapproval rating stands at 51 percent. Trump's 43 percent job approval rating is 5 percent lower than it was in February. During that month, Trump's job approval actually outweighed his disapproval rating, 48 to 47 percent.

But the Fox News poll also seems to give Trump an edge in other important matters, including the economy.

By a wide 19-point margin, voters feel the economy is getting better, 48 to 29 percent.

And the 48 percent "getting better" number is actually the highest in the United States since 2003.

But Trump's most controversial policy decision so far -- his executive order that temporarily bans people from six Muslim-majority countries -- nets him one of his most unpopular numbers.

The Fox News poll found that 54 percent of Americans disapproved of the order and only 34 percent said they believe the order makes the country safer.

Only Trump's tweeting gets him a lower approval rating, with a mere 35 percent approving of the president's preferred method of communicating with the public.

Sources: Gallup (2), Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Fox News / Photo credit: Michael Vadon/Flickr