Dec 7, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump remains historically unpopular

President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump. Photo: Alex Brandon / AP

President Trump's public approval rating is 32%, according to a new Pew Research poll. That's significantly lower than all recent presidents at this point in their presidencies — Obama (49%), W. Bush (80%), Clinton (48%), H.W. Bush (71%), Reagan (49%).

Why it matters: His approval has fallen 7% since February, and 12% among Republicans — though at 76% he still remains popular within his own party. With Democrats, his approval has fallen from 8% to 7% since February.

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