Poll: Trump's approval rating drops after his 'worst week' as president

Following a week that many called the worst of his presidency, the president's job approval rating is once again on the decline.

According to the latest Gallup poll, President Donald Trump's approval rating has fallen down to 40 percent. That is a three-point improvement from last week's record low of 37 percent, but Trump's approval number had been on the rise over this past week before diving again over the weekend.

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Trump's numbers are still historically low. In late March of former President Barack Obama's first term, his approval rating hovered around 60 percent. Obama's approval rating dropped to 40 percent -- the lowest number he ever saw -- after two years in office.

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Trump's numbers do not fare well when compared to prior Republicans presidents either. Over 60 days into President George W. Bush's first term his job approval rating was at a steady 53 percent. President Ronald Reagan sat at 60 percent during that same point in his presidency.

Some polls also suggest the president may be losing core aspects of his base. According to a Quinnipiac University national poll released last week, Trump has begun to lose the support of some of the key demographic groups essential to his historic election victory.

More than half of men, 52 percent, now say they disapprove of Trump's job since taking office, according to the Quinnipiac survey. On March Trump's disapproval among men was only 45 percent.

Trump will be fighting uphill heading into his 10th week as president. Now seemingly at odds with House Republicans, and in the wake of being dealt his first major political blow of failing to repeal and replace Obamacare--a hallmark promise of his 2016 campaign--the president's numbers could sink even lower if the White House has another week like the last.

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