45 is now at 34. President Donald Trump has hit a new low in popularity according to the Gallup poll. Gallup’s latest poll is 34 percent with a disapproval rate at a staggering 61 percent. Yet, there is no indication of any change in the President’s continued use of Twitter or his unscripted comments like the damaging comments on Venezuela that led Maduro critics to denounce the United States. The concern among GOP members and operatives is that Trump is being given tailored news in a daily positive portfolio. Yet, he is also an avid news watcher so he clearly can see the continued decline in support not just among the public but GOP members.
These polls however are often difficult to place in the context of other leaders. As previously discussed, Bill Clinton had the same polling numbers and popular international figures like French President Emmanuel Macron has the same polling numbers.
Polling across the board is showing the same low popularity numbers. The latest polling is one point lower than the 35 percent approval in March. Regardless of how you read the poll, these numbers are not good and show a hardening opposition to Trump. More importantly, things are not improving as Trump heads into a September that could be brutal in moving his legislative agenda.