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It’s official: Trump has the lowest first-quarter approval rating of any president in history

The results are based on Gallup Daily tracking from Jan. 20 through April 19. During this time…

According to a new poll by Gallup, President Donald Trump has the lowest first-quarter approval rating of every president in history.

Gallup reports that Trump averaged a 41 percent job approval rating during his first quarter as president, which is “14 percentage points lower than any other president in Gallup’s polling history. Bill Clinton had the previous low mark of 55%. The average first-quarter rating among post-World War II presidents elected to their first term is 61%, with John Kennedy’s 74% the highest.”

From Gallup:

The results are based on Gallup Daily tracking from Jan. 20 through April 19. During this time, Trump’s approval rating ranged from a low of 35% — in the days after Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act — to a high of 46% shortly after his inauguration.

Gallup’s latest estimate of the president’s job approval rating, based on April 17-19 interviewing, is 43%.

No president before Trump had an initial approval rating below 50%. His poor debut followed his subpar ratings on other measures during the presidential campaign and his presidential transition.

Most president were able to maintain a rating above 50 percent for their first year (or more) in office.

Conversely, Trump enjoys strong support among partisan Republicans, with a whopping 87 percent voicing approval of his performance as president.

Independents also tend to dislike Trump, with just over 37 percent voicing approval of his performance.

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