WASHINGTON – Fewer than half of registered U.S. voters approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, according to a poll that was released on Monday.
The Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking poll found that 47 percent of the respondents said Trump is doing a good job, compared with 52 percent who said they are not pleased with his performance.
The Rasmussen sampling included 1,500 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
Monday’s poll results are consistent with Rasmussen projections since April 26, which show Trump’s approval rating at its lowest since April 6.
The survey follows a contentious week for the Trump administration that saw White House physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson withdraw his nomination for Veterans Affairs Secretary and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt refute allegations of ethical misconduct before Congress.
The controversies caused lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to question the administration’s process for vetting nominees as well as selecting cabinet members.
The survey suggests Trump did not receive a boost from last week’s diplomatic outreach to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Both leaders met with Trump at the White House and participated in joint news conferences with the president. Macron addressed a joint meeting of Congress during his state visit, which was the first for the Trump administration.