Gallup records largest partisan gap in history of presidential approval ratings

by Peter Heck · Jul 7th, 2020 3:00 pm
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Last Updated Jul 7th, 2020 at 4:52 pm

With four months remaining until election day, a recent Gallup poll has revealed the largest partisan gap in presidential approval rating ever recorded. While 91% of Republicans approve of the job that President Trump is doing, only 2% of Democrats feel similarly.

Though Trump's overall approval rating stands steady from previous Gallup polls, at 38%, the 89-point gap between the two sides of the political spectrum is two ticks wider than the previous record, also Trump's, recorded at the end of his January impeachment trial.

The independent voter group gives the president a 33% approval rating.

"The drop in Trump's job approval rating puts him in the company of George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, the last two one-term presidents, who also had sub-40% approval ratings in June of their reelection years," Gallup said.

🔦 President Obama won re-election despite measuring only a 46% approval rating in June of 2012.


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