President Donald Trump’s approval rating went up 2 percentage points from last week to 40%, according to the latest Gallup poll released Monday.
55% of respondents disapprove of the President’s performance.
President Trump’s 38% approval last week was tied for his lowest rating in the poll since last February. His worst point ever in Gallup polling is 35%.
The survey included 1,500 adults nationwide and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The poll comes at the end of a controversial week for President Trump, who announced the withdrawal of all American troops from Syria and is reportedly planning a major reduction in the US presence in Afghanistan.
This prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, who disagreed with the decision, Secretary Mattis signed the order to withdraw our troops from Syria Monday.
The President’s demand for $5.7-B in funding for a southern border Wall led to a partial government shutdown, which began Saturday. It shows no signs of reaching resolution as the Senate continues to negotiate, and will come back to work Thursday.
In a joint statement Monday, the Democratic leaders, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), said as long as President Trump keeps listening to the Freedom Caucus and others on the right, there can be no easy resolution to the impasse.
President Trump Tweeted from the White House, where he has been since the shutdown began early Saturday: “I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security.”
President Trump Tweeted. “At some point the Democrats not wanting to make a deal will cost our Country more money than the Border Wall we are all talking about. Crazy!”
First Lady Melania and son Baron are on the way back to DC from South Florida to join our President for Christmas.
Have a Happy Christmas!