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Donald Trump has lowest approval ratings of any US President after 100 days, says latest poll

No incoming administration has scored so poorly since polling was started 

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Thursday 27 April 2017 13:43 BST
Mr Trump's ratings are the lowest since polling began
Mr Trump's ratings are the lowest since polling began (Getty)

The 100 day mark of any presidency may, or may not, tell us something about the new administration.

But a flurry of surveys that have been published as Donald Trump marks the milestone, suggest he has the lowest approval rating of any newly elected commander-in-chief.

The latest survey, by CNN/ORC, puts the New York billionaire’s approval rating at 44 per cent, with 54 per cent of people saying they disapprove of the way he is doing the job

The survey showed declining ratings on two top top issues – healthcare and immigration. Around six out of ten people, said they disapproved of his handling of these policy areas.

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The rating means he is the least popular occupant of the Oval Office at this point since modern polling began, with the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower.

Mr Trump assumed office with a historically low approval rating. At one point it stood at just 35 per cent, but the latest Gallup Daily tracking poll has a placed him at 43 per cent.

Last week, Mr Trump seized on a poll by Rasmussen Reports – whose methodology was questioned by others – which suggested his approval rating stood as high as 49 per cent.

Mr Trump appears to be considerably behind his predecessors. At this point in his presidency, Barack Obama enjoyed an approval rating of 65 points, George W Bush’s numbers stood at 62, Bill Clinton’s approval rating was 55 and George HW Bush’s approval rating was 56.

At the 100th day of his presidency, Ronald Reagan had an approval rating of 68.

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