Gallup has Trump disapproval at 60 percent, a new high

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The latest blended average shows President Donald Trump at 39.7 percent approval/55.6 percent disapproval.

I’ve previously confessed that I check the daily update of Gallup’s approval rating numbers on President Trump most days. I’m not proud of it, and I promised myself I wouldn’t write about them again until they set a new high or low.

In the latest three-day Gallup average, the president’s disapproval number hit 60 percent, a new high. His approval number, 36 percent, is still one point above his all-time low of 35 from late March.

The Gallup trendlines, based on a three-day rolling average, are here.

The Gallup numbers are a bit worse for Trump than several other polls, but they are not the worst. If you prefer a blended average of all reputable polls on the subject, the Huffington Post publishes that. The latest such blended average shows Trump at 39.7 percent approval/55.6 percent disapproval.

As I also mentioned previously, these are not the worst presidential approval/disapproval numbers ever but, on balance, Trump has had the worst ratings during the first five months of his tenure of any president in the history of polling. FiveThirtyEight.com has added a feature that shows Trump’s trend line versus all other presidents going back to Harry S. Truman.

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Comments (10)

  1. Submitted by Neal Rovick on 06/14/2017 - 09:19 pm.

    an example of a true statesman:

    largest US airbase in Middle East is in Qatar–vitally important on any US mission there

    a week or so ago, Trump visits Saudi Arabia and is apparently convinced by a glowing orb and a gold necklace that the font of terrorism evil is in Qatar

    Trump claims victory in uniting the Middle East in isolating Qatar and their supporter Iran

    Trump apparently hears about airbase and offers to mediate the dispute

    today, the US agrees to sell Qatar 39 F-15 jets

    And in more local news,

    Trump calls House healthcare plan “mean” weeks after a very public Rose Garden celebration on the “tremendous” House bill.

    He’s apparently like Minnesota weather–“changeable”.

  2. Submitted by Jeff Michaels on 06/15/2017 - 08:12 am.

    Accurate polling

    Gosh, it is that the same opinion poll that told us dear Hillary was going to win?

    • Submitted by RB Holbrook on 06/15/2017 - 09:07 am.

      Not Necessarily

      It may, however, be the same one that tells us Americans are sick of the Trumpistas gloating about it.

    • Submitted by Paul Brandon on 06/15/2017 - 12:44 pm.

      She won by three million human votes

      Polls sample people, not Electoral votes, which are the product of an arcane process unique to the United States.

  3. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 06/15/2017 - 09:48 am.

    Unfit to Serve

    I’m amazed, not at the disapproval number, but at the approval number of what Trump is doing or not doing. There is a man in the White House who is only fixated on himself. The 36-39 percent that thinksTrump will ever do anything for them have a long, disappointing wait in front of them. If the President’s cabinet was polled, and if they would give an honest answer, they would not be part of the 36-39 percent. Many in the cabinet have been high-performing members of society and they are now having their actions undercut by a man who is only capable of low-level performance because of his extreme narcissism. The number of people willing to throw their personal credibility right in the trash can, trying to prop Trump up, is absolutely dumbfounding. Foreign leaders quickly found out that Trump’s ego stroking turns the great negotiator into a marshmallow.

    Several days ago, I literally found it repulsive watching the cabinet members fawning over Trump in the cabinet meeting in such a disingenuous way. You could tell they were just going through the motions with their very insincere comments, but felt they needed to stroke Trump’s ego to make sure they still had a job or to just perform for the camera. I get the same feeling when I see the North Koreans needing to stroke their leader’s ego just to stay alive. Trump is so unfit for the job I find it disturbing. Unfortunately, if Trump leaves, Pence and his fringe-right thoughts will move in.

  4. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 06/15/2017 - 02:46 pm.

    Don’t be too quick to judgement.

    Trump still has plenty of time to raise his disapproval rating significantly.

  5. Submitted by Michael Hess on 06/15/2017 - 09:28 pm.

    So. Much. Winning.

    Maybe the Russians hacked the polls.

  6. Submitted by Pat Berg on 06/17/2017 - 07:19 am.

    The art of cherry-picking polls

    Apparently Trump was trumpeting about some poll that showed his approval rating at 50%. I love this response by 538:

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-art-of-cherry-picking-polls/

  7. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 06/19/2017 - 08:25 am.

    I agree with Tom

    To me the fact that 40% still approve is spooky. Remember when Trump said he could shoot a guy on the street and his supporters would still love him? Do we really have THAT many people in this country who are that intellectually and morally incompetent?

  8. Submitted by Hiram Foster on 06/21/2017 - 05:48 am.

    Hights

    The problem is that in our politics, Trump’s disapproval numbers don’t matter. The fact is, we don’t really understand what they mean. What matters are elections, and Republicans win those.

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