Americans’ opinion of the Republican Party and US President Donald Trump are at a new low, dropping below the worst rating of his predecessor, Barack Obama, according to a new poll.
Overall, 57 percent of US voters disapprove of the job Trump is doing, while only 35 percent approve, according to the Quinnipiac University survey, making him the most unpopular new president in four decades.
Trump’s job disapproval rating is up five points from the 52 percent Quinnipiac reported just two weeks ago.
Obama’s worst rating in the poll came in 2013 when only 38 percent of voters approved of the job he was doing, which is still 3 points above Trump’s latest rating.
Former US President George W. Bush had a lower rating in last year of his presidency in 2008, but that, “it took eight years, two unpopular wars and a staggering economy to get there,” said Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
Bush was viewed favorably by 28…