The optics of President Donald Trump’s administration is getting worse by the day. Based on a new presidential tracking poll, Trump’s approval rating and job performance have dropped to an all-time low in his presidency. The abysmal results of a new Gallup survey come on the heels of indictments and arrests of Trump associates as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s meddling of the 2016 Elections.
Based on a Gallup daily survey, only 33 percent of potential registered voters show approval of Trump’s role as President of the United States. Conversely, 62 percent of participants express disapproval of Donald Trump’s job performance, as reported by the Hill.
The Gallup Daily Poll is a statistical means of measurement that tracks an array of indicators for a president’s job performance: well being, economics, and politics. No less than 1,500 people are contacted daily and the results are posted the next day at 1 p.m. EDT. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percent, according to a Bloomberg report.
Trump’s latest approval rating marks the lowest percentage in his 10 months in office. A poll taken at the end of August marked Trump’s previous lowest approval rating. Back then, only 34 percent of respondents approved of Donald Trump’s manner of leading the country.
Donald Trump’s historic low grade on his job performance comes on the same day when three of his former associates were indicted on several criminal counts in a Washington, D.C. federal court.
Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Rick Gates worked in the following capacities for the president: campaign chairman, policy adviser to the Trump campaign, and Manafort chief deputy and former Trump campaign worker, respectively.
Trump and the GOP have faced legislative challenges since the president took office. After House and Senate Republicans failed to pass a measure to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — Affordable Care Act for short — commonly known as Obamacare, the GOP pivoted to tax reform. Deliberations are underway, but multiple sources report that there are many obstacles from both sides of the aisle in getting the requisite votes to get a bill to Trump’s desk for a signature.
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