Trump set to leave office with the lowest approval ratings of his presidency
President Trump is heading into his final days in office with the lowest approval ratings of his term, according to a set of new polls.
Why it matters: The polls indicate Trump has seen diminished support, even from his own party, in the wake of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, with a majority of Americans favoring efforts in Congress to bar him from holding elected office again.
Driving the news: Trump's final approval rating in a CNN poll out Sunday is 34%, the lowest CNN's polling has recorded during his presidency.
- An ABC News/Washington Post poll finds Trump leaving office with a 38% approval rating with 60% disapproval, matching his peak disapproval in the poll in August 2018.
- A survey by Pew Research Center shows even lower approval, at 29%, down nine percentage points from the previous lowest of his presidency.
Zoom in: The Pew poll indicates President Trump has lost favor within his own party, with 60% of Republicans and Republican-leaning people approving of his job performance, down from 77% approved in August. The share of Trump's supporters who described his conduct as poor has doubled over the past two months, from 10% to 20%.
- CNN's poll indicates Trump's approval rating has dropped 14 points among Republicans since October, but remains largely positive with 80% approving. Only 2% of Democrats approve how Trump is handling the presidency.
- The ABC News/Washington Post poll indicates 7 in 10 Americans say Trump bears some responsibility for the attack at the Capitol. 56% said they support efforts to bar him from holding elected office again.
The other side: Joe Biden will start his presidency next week with relatively strong performance ratings, with 64% of voters expressing a positive opinion of Biden's conduct since he won the election, the Pew poll indicates.
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Methodology: The new CNN Poll was conducted by SSRS and surveyed 1,003 adults from January 9-14. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points.
The Pew report is drawn from 5,360 panelists who responded from January 8-12. The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 5,360 respondents is +/- 1.9 percentage points.
This ABC News/Washington Post poll survey a sample of 1,002 adults from Jan. 10-13. It has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percentage points. Partisan divisions are 31-25-36%, Democrats-Republicans-independents.