Donald Trump's approval rating sinks to 39 percent, another low

20 January, 2018, 08:15 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
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Across North and South America, U.S. leadership now has a 24 percent approval rating - less than half of the 49 percent that was reported in Obama's previous year in office.

The global approval rating for USA leadership now stands at 30 percent - lower in President Trump's first year in office than it was under former President George W. Bush, according to the Gallup World Poll.

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Trump's 39 percent approval rating is the lowest such number the poll has found for any modern president after one year in office, NBC News reported. It has fluctuated between 35% and 40% for the last nine months.

Trump stressed his achievements in the area of tax reform. He reportedly referred to certain Caribbean and African nations with a vulgar term during bipartisan negotiations over immigration policy and the government, controlled by Republicans in both houses of Congress and the White House, is on the verge of a possible shutdown if funding legislation is not passed Friday.

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Fifty-seven percent disapprove of Trump's job, including a majority of respondents - 51 percent - who now say they strongly disapprove, which is a record high for Trump in the survey. According to the poll, 46% of men approve of Trump while just 33% of women responded the same. It signifies not only the lowest approval rating since Gallup began asking in 2007, but the largest single percentage drop in the history of the poll.

The President's approval rating improved 10 percentage points among conservatives and 7 points among independents, mostly among those who lean toward the Republican Party. "But at the end of his first year, "disgust" was the word most cited about him". "Hopeful", at 23 percent, was third, followed by "proud" at 12 percent and "angry" at 11.

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The CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS January 14-18 among a random national sample of 1,005 adults reached on landlines or cellphones by a live interviewer.

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