Donald Trump has lowest approval ratings of any USA president in history

Cheryl Sanders
July 17, 2017

Donald Trump's approval ratings have fallen to the lowest level of any US President in history.

And when asked how much they trusted Trump to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin, 48% of respondents said they did not trust him at all, while a combined 32% said they trusted him a "great deal" or a "good amount".

A total of 48 percent of respondents said they "disapprove strongly" of the president's performance in office-a low threshold never reached by ex-presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, both Democrats, and only reached once by George W. Bush, during his second term.

Forty-eight per cent of people think the US's place as a global leader has weakened under Mr Trump, compared to 27 per cent who say it has strengthened, the poll found.

Two-thirds of Americans do not believe the President is capable of negotiating and interacting with other world leaders on the worldwide stage, most particularly with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Most of the other final national polls taken before the election showed Clinton with a similar lead.

Thirty-eight per cent of those surveyed believe Trump is making significant progress towards his goals, while 55% feel he is not.

Trump's had his own controversies: 40 percent of those polled said they think members of his campaign tried to help Russians interfere in the 2016 election.

Figures showed that the last United States president as unpopular at the same mark was Gerald Ford, with a 39 per cent of approval rating in February, 1975. "Almost 40 percent is not bad at this time", he tweeted.

Half of respondents, 50 percent, said they preferred the current law, more than double the 24 percent who said they backed the GOP proposal.

Trump's approval rating on the economy, in contrast to his overall rating, is about one-to-one, with 43 per cent giving him positive marks and 41 per cent giving him negative ratings. The approval rating poll held by Gallup revealed Trump's approval rating at just 36% which already showed a 6% decline since the last approval rating poll at Trump's 100 days in the office.

Only 37 per cent of those surveyed said the Democratic Party "stands for something", while 52 per cent said it simply "stands against Trump".

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