NEW YORK — A new Gallup poll shows President Donald Trump’s job approval ratings have plunged to a record-low 35 percent, as the president prepares to head back to Washington to sign an executive order aimed at rolling back Obamacare, but the poll also shows a significant increase in his approval ratings among Republicans.
The results show that Trump’s disapproval rating is the lowest it has been since Gallup began asking the question in March of this year, when a similar poll showed his disapproval rating at a five-year high of 36 percent.
It’s also the lowest Gallup has measured it since January.
The president’s approval rating was lower than it was in early November and in December, when he was in his first month in office.
It was also the highest Gallup had measured it in January.
Gallup’s poll was conducted Jan. 12-14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.
The survey is weighted by telephone interviews with 1,005 adults.
Trump’s approval has been among the lowest among Republicans since March of last year, according to Gallup’s tracking data.
He had a 35 percent approval rating when he took office in January, the lowest of any president in Gallup’s survey.
The poll shows that Trump has lost support among Democrats, with a 50 percent approval rate among Democratic voters, down from 52 percent approval in January and 61 percent approval last month.
The president has also lost support from non-Hispanic whites, who were 54 percent approving of his job performance in January but now stand at 39 percent.
The approval ratings for the other major party candidates are at record lows.
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s approval numbers are at a two-year low of 37 percent.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has seen his approval rating fall to 34 percent, down significantly from 43 percent approval the month before.
Sen.(D-Vermont), the only candidate with an approval rating above 30 percent, has a 39 percent approval from Democrats, down 13 percentage points from the month prior.
Former Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush, who has not been in office long enough to conduct a full polling of his approval, had a 43 percent disapproval rating, down by almost a full percentage point from the last time Gallup asked the question.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the only Republican presidential candidate who has a positive approval rating, had 53 percent approval among Republicans, down a full point from his approval in February.
Rubio’s approval is down by nearly 20 points from his February numbers.