Poll: Trump's approval rating sinks below 40 percent


President Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen to 39 percent, according to a poll released Thursday.

The new Pew Research Center poll shows that Trump's rating is historically low when compared with other presidents during their respective first weeks in office.

According to the poll, 56 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's job performance.

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To put Trump's numbers in perspective, President Barack Obama saw a 64 percent rating in his first February as president back in 2009. During his first month as president, George W. Bush had a 53 percent approval rating, while President Bill Clinton had a 56 percent approval rating. President Ronald Reagan had a 55 percent approval rating.

While Thursday's Pew poll has a historically low rating for the president, Rasmussen's daily Presidential Tracking Poll, which traditionally is more positive for Republicans, paints a different picture showing Trump with a 55 percent approval rating -- a 16 point-difference from the Pew poll.

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The Pew poll also found that when asked if Trump makes them feel "proud" 65 percent of survey takers said "no." However, it's a different story when looking at Republicans who were surveyed with 72 percent saying the president makes them proud.

The survey of 1,503 adults was conducted Feb. 7–12.

President Trump has gone on the offense against polling recently, saying that all negative polls are "fake news."

"Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting," tweeted Trump.