The Washington Post/ABC News poll showed that Trump’s approval rating is at only 36 percent, down from 42 percent when his administration hit the 100-day mark. What’s more, his disapproval rating went up, at 58 percent, which is 5 percentage points higher than previously. This drop in popularity isn’t too surprising given the allegations that have swirled around Trump and his team concerning collusion with Russia as well as stumbles overseas.
For reference, Gerald Ford in 1975 had an approval rating of 39 percent.
Of course, as soon as the poll showing his lower numbers came out, Trump lambasted it on Twitter.
“The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40 percent is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!,” he wrote, referring to the fact that the poll had Clinton at 49 percent compared to 46 percent for Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
However, while it’s true that Trump won the election by taking the electoral college, the ABC/Washington Post poll was close in its numbers for the popular vote, which had Clinton at 48 percent and Trump at 46 percent.
The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017