At this point in any President's approval ratings Trump goes down as the most unpopular President in history.
His approval rating across a number of polls showed he was at or above 40 percent, which isn’t exactly stellar but represents an improvement nonetheless. Trump has been a remarkably unpopular president and has spent much of his tenure wallowing well below where his predecessors stood at the same points in their first term. Just this week Trump lost the title of least popular president when he eked past Gerald Ford’s rating at the same marker in his first term.
Quinnipiac had Trump at 40 percent approval, with 55 percent disapproval, his best rating in the survey since late April. It was not all good news, however, since voters largely still thought he had a number of undesirable traits for a leader.
“A bump, not a jump, in approval for President Donald Trump, who is still mired in awful numbers on leadership, honesty and empathy,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, said in a statement.
USA Today/Suffolk pegged Trump at 42 percent approval and 53 percent disapproval. Gallup, which had the president at 35 percent approval over the weekend, now has Trump at 40 percent approval and 56 percent disapproval. Rasmussen Reports—a right-leaning firm that has often found Trump’s approval to be higher than most other polls—found Trump’s approval stood at 45 percent with 55 disapproving, which actually represented a small decline from earlier in the week.