A new opinion poll shows that US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to a historic low just less than a year into his term in office.
The poll conducted and released by the CNN on Tuesday showed that only 35 percent of Americans approved of the way Trump was handling his job as president, with 59 percent saying they strongly disapproved.
Trump is the only US leader since former President Dwight Eisenhower – from 1953 to 1961 – who has ever had an approval rating lower than 49 percent in December of the first year in office.
By this time during their tenure, Barack Obama had 54 percent approval and George W. Bush enjoyed 86 percent. The lowest score before Trump was Ronald Reagan’s 49 percent approval in 1981.
The CNN poll on Tuesday was conducted among 1,001 adults nationwide via landlines and cell phones from December 14 to 17 with a plus or minus 3.8 percentage points margin of error.
Last month, thousands of…