Trump Approval Hits All-Time Low In Latest Pew Poll

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President Donald Trump’s approval rating has hit an all-time low during his presidency, according to a poll released by Pew Research on Friday, which found a steep drop in Republican support for the president.

Just 29% of poll respondents said they approve of Trump’s presidency, with 68% saying they disapprove of how he is handling his job.

Pew surveyed 5,360 American adults from Jan. 8-12, days after mobs of Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol to protest the results of the presidential election.

Five people died in the melee, including Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick.

The poll ended before the House of Representatives impeached Trump for “incitement of insurrection.” The House voted 232-197 in favor of impeachment, with 10 Republicans voting in favor of the measure.

Trump’s previous low in the Pew poll was 36% approval in 2017.

A shift in Republican sentiment accounted for nearly all of Trump’s downward slide in the Pew poll. Sixty percent of Republicans said they approve of Trump in the latest poll, down from 77% who said the same in a poll that Pew conducted in August. (RELATED: Trump Approval Ratings Hit All-Time High In August 2020)

According to Pew, 76% of voters rated Trump’s conduct after the election as fair or poor, up from 68% in November.

The share of Trump supporters who rated his conduct poor has doubled since November, from 10% to 20%, according to Pew.

A majority of poll respondents held a positive view of President-elect Joe Biden, according to Pew.

Sixty-four percent said that they viewed Biden’s conduct since the election excellent or good, versus just 23% for Trump.

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