Donald Trump’s approval rating dropped 4% last week, essentially erasing all the gains he had made in Gallup polling in the last four weeks.
The weekly Gallup approval rating tracker indicated that Trump’s approval rating dropped to 40% for the week ending Sunday. 54% of Americans now disapprove of Trump’s job performance.
The poll was done throughout a week which began with a terrible Trump rally in Texas and serious questions about the murder of a Saudi journalist, and it ended with a deadly mass shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue.
In between, America was jolted by a series of explosive devices that were mailed to prominent Democrats like former President Obama, the former Vice President Joe Biden, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and others.
Authorities on Friday arrested Cesar Sayoc Jr. in connection with the series of mail bombs. The very next day, a crazed gunman killed 11 people in the Tree of Life Synagogue located in Pittsburgh.
Trump called for unity following both incidents and strongly condemned the violence. However, critics pointed out that his own rhetoric had caused tensions to rise to a breaking point.
The Gallup poll from Monday is based on a poll of about 1,500 Americans from October 22 through 28. The poll has an error margin of 3%.
Trump’s approval rating from the Gallup poll had risen to 44% the past two weeks while the president and fellow Republicans enjoyed a counter-intuitive boost from the horrifying confirmation of Supreme Court Justice and alleged rapist Brett Kavanaugh.
A survey average from RealClearPolitics shows Donald Trump’s job approval at 44%.