President Donald Trump is a polarizing figure—and his approval ratings reflect that.
While some people are feverishly supportive of the president, nearly every major poll tracking approval ratings for Trump are dismal (and sometimes historically low).
It’s hard to take every poll in a vacuum, however, as each one has its own set of variables, and they speak to a small segment of Americans. That being said, taken all together, the polls do offer a glimpse into the views of a sample of voters on how the president is faring as he maneuvers through his second year in the presidency.
Here’s a look at some of the major polls that show how Americans approve or disapprove of Trump’s job in the Oval Office.
Trump’s approval rating in June 2018
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Real Clear Politics Trump approval rating: 41.8 percent
In early June, Real Clear Politics—which aggregates various polls to find a median number—put President Donald Trump at 42.4 percent, with 53.3 percent of people disapproving of the president.
This is a slight uptick for Trump. In late April, the president had a 41.8 percent approval rating. However, in the first week of June, his approval rating sank from a high of 44 percent as he clashed with the Philadelphia Eagles football team, talked about his ability to pardon himself, and incorrectly blamed Canada for the War of 1812.
Gallup Trump approval rating: 38 percent
Gallup’s latest weekly poll of Trump’s approval rating came in at 41 percent compared to 55 percent of those polled who disapproved of the president’s performance.
According to the pollster, Trump has hovered in the low 40s since late June, except when he saw a small spike in mid-May where he was polling at 43 percent.
Quinnipiac Trump approval rating: 39 percent
The president’s approval rating jumped a percentage point in the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, jumping from 39 percent in late April to 40 percent in early June. The university found that 51 percent of people disapprove of Trump and 8 percent of people didn’t know.
The poll found that Republicans, white voters with no college degree and white men are the “only listed party, gender, education, age, or racial group” that have a “clear positive approval rating” for the president.
“Despite a slight warming in feelings about the president’s performance, he still gets crushed on personality traits,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a release.
Fox News Trump approval rating: 44 percent
Fox News has a more cheerful picture for the president’s approval rating, with the latest poll released in early June finding 45 percent of people approve of Trump’s job performance, compared to 51 percent who disapprove.
This is also a slight uptick from a Fox News poll released in late April that found the president with a 44 percent approval rating.
The news organization found that a slight majority of people approved of Trump’s handling of the economy, but he did not reach a majority approval for immigration, foreign policy or international trade.
Reuters / Ipsos Trump approval rating: 40 percent
Unlike Fox News, Reuters and Ipsos, a research and consulting firm, found Trump to have a 40 percent approval rating among registered voters, compared to 57 percent of registered voters who disapprove of the president.
While the approval ratings skew heavily along party lines—81 percent of registered Republicans approve of Trump while 87 percent of registered Democrats disapprove of him—the poll also found that 56 percent of independent voters disapproved of his job performance.
The firm found that Trump’s approval rating has nosedived since early April, when it was close to 50 percent.
Rasmussen Trump approval rating: 47 percent
Rasmussen, a polling firm Trump has frequently cited because of its generally favorable ratings toward the president, has the president’s approval rating at 47 percent as of June 8.
The firm, which tracks the approval and disapproval ratings daily has had Trump near–or close–to a 50 percent approval rating since early February.
The last time Rasmussen had Trump at a 50 percent approval rating was May 22.
Whatever way you slice it, the president provokes strong reactions, and most of those aren’t good.
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