Poll: Trump job approval rating now lowest in 70 years

As turmoil over Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer during last year's election continues to develop, President Trump's job approval rating is now at the lowest of any American president at this point in the last 70 years.

Just 36 percent of Americans now say they approve of the job Trump is doing in the White House, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released over the weekend.

Fifty-eight percent say they disapprove of President Trump.

A Gallup daily tracking poll released on Sunday seemed to back up the ABC News/Washington Post poll numbers, showing that 38 percent approve of Trump.

Click through the best reactions to Donald Trump Jr.'s emails:

Politicians, pundits sound off on Donald Trump Jr.'s emails
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Politicians, pundits sound off on Donald Trump Jr.'s emails
If this isn't treasonous, I'm not sure what is. https://t.co/QrBaaf4psM
Is this Hillary Collusion?? https://t.co/JMX4kqIbt7
Quick reminder: something doesn't have to be illegal for it to be foolish, wrong and un-American. @DonaldJTrumpJr https://t.co/nnWxmryCKV
.@LindseyGrahamSC on CNN: I know Don Jr and Jared Kushner are new to politics but this is going to require a lot of questions to be answered
.@realDonaldTrump’s son & aides met w/ Russian agent to influence our election. That is a fact.… https://t.co/Enf0NK8AGj
.@MerriamWebster definition of #collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful p… https://t.co/Rqo26PD5Xw
Liberal media in a frenzy because Donald Trump Jr released all his emails. Should've just deleted them. We know that's fine with them!
What seems interesting: Email tells Trump Jr. the effort is part of Russia government's efforts to help Trump. He doesn't ask questions.
"On its face, this email chain is proof of a willingness expressed by @DonaldJTrumpJr to collude with Russia" --@JakeTapper on @CNN
So...this is it right?
I consider my friend @DonaldJTrumpJr a honorable man in every sense of the word . 🇺🇸✌️
Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman says Trump Jr. emails are "almost a smoking cannon." Told me "there's no question this is treason."
.@matthewamiller: I don't know how anyone can come out and defend what is in these emails, whether republican or democrat #AMR
Graham: Trump Jr. "definitely has to testify" https://t.co/SzwEwq9LLE
Sen. Hatch says the Don Jr. emails are not "relevant" and "all this stuff about Trump's sons and daughter -- it's a bunch of bunk."
Statement from @VPPressSec on Donald Trump Jr meeting and @VP's knowledge https://t.co/iYiyoWfHRx
There's NO way Don Jr, Jared & Paul Manafort met w/ the Russian Gov't operative without advising Donald Trump in advance. HE'S GUILTY, TOO!
Tapper: "This can't be dismissed as people out to get Donald J. Trump Jr. or fake news. This is evidence of willing… https://t.co/oSaRNQBtLb
So, I just talked to Mark Warner: https://t.co/eXm4ECI3OW
Sen @ChrisMurphyCT on Don Jr: "For a long time we saw a lot of smoke but no fire, you're seeing the fire today."

For comparison, President Obama's numbers at this point in his first term show him receiving nearly 60 percent approval among Americans -- same can be said for former President Ronald Reagan, according to Gallup.

The controversy surrounding Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential election seems to be impacting the president's approval.

According to the ABC News/Washington Post poll, which was conducted between July 10 and 13, 63 percent say Trump Jr. taking a meeting with a Russian lawyer after being promised compromising information on Hillary Clinton from the Russian government was inappropriate.

Trump on Sunday lashed out over on Twitter regarding his latest numbers, slamming the survey as "just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!"

The president also again condemned "fake news" media as "DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!"

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