President Trump’s average approval rating is the lowest since Gallup began presidential approval surveys in 1953, the polling firm said Thursday .
Trump’s approval rating has been as low as 39 percent since January, but averaged out at 41 percent. According to Gallup, the historical average approval of presidents is 61 percent.
The previous president to hold Gallup’s lowest approval rating in their first quarter was former President Bill Clinton Bill Clinton Don’t kid yourself Trump, you need Steve Bannon more than ever Poll: Trump gets historically low approval ratings Trump can make government more efficient, but probably not smaller MORE , who had a 55 percent approval rating.
By comparison, former President Obama had a 63 percent average approval rating over his first three months in office, while former President George W. Bush had 57 percent and former President Ronald Reagan came in at 62 percent.
The former president with the highest average approval rating over their first quarter was John F. Kennedy, who had a 71 percent approval rating.
The latest poll was conducted from Jan. 20 to April 19 on the Gallup U.S. Daily survey, with a random sample of 45,111 adults.