Poll: Trump's approval rating sets a new record low


President Donald Trump's low approval rating set another record over the weekend for a newly inaugurated commander-in-chief.

Trump now holds a 44 percent job approval rating with nearly half of those polled, 48 percent, disapproving of the president's job so far, according to a poll released on Sunday by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.

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Republicans, however, overwhelmingly approve of Trump's job so far at 85 percent, with only 9 percent of Democrats agreeing.

The poll also shows a sharp divide on specific issues, including a split on the need for a executive order on immigration, with 44 percent saying it's needed and 45 percent saying otherwise.

Trump's numbers are even lower according to the latest Gallup daily tracker, which has the president currently at a 41 percent approval rating. During last week, Gallup showed Trump climbing up to 43 percent, but heading into the weekend his numbers fell back down to 41 percent.

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The latest ratings come days before the president is set to address a joint session of Congress, a State of the Union-style speech in which new presidents typically introduce their vision for the country.

Trump's relationship with the media has been centerstage lately, with the president attacking the press for "fake news" over Russia reports and blasting the New York Times for a new ad campaign that seemingly throws shade the president's way.

"For first time the failing @nytimes will take an ad (a bad one) to help save its failing reputation. Try reporting accurately & fairly!" Tweeted Trump on Sunday.