President Trump’s job approval rating plunged 10 points in the latest Gallup survey amid massive protests over the death of George Floyd and uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic.
Gallup found that 39 percent of Americans now approve of the job Trump is doing, a steep drop from the president’s personal high of 49 percent achieved in May.
Trump’s job approval rating is down 7 points among Republicans to 85 percent, the lowest point for the president within his own party in almost two years. Trump is also down 7 points among independents to 39 percent. Only 5 percent of Democrats approve of the job Trump is doing.
Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter are the only incumbents on record to have approval ratings in the 30 percent range in June of an election year. Both lost their reelection bids.