Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Continues To Nosedive

President Donald Trump announces the approval of a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump announces the approval of a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Washi... President Donald Trump announces the approval of a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) MORE LESS

President Donald Trump’s approval rating continued to drop Wednesday in Gallup’s daily presidential poll.

According to the polling company, 35 percent of respondents approved of Trump’s performance in office, down from the 36 percent approval published on Monday and Tuesday. Fifty-nine percent of respondents disapproved of his performance, beating the previous high of 57 percent on March 18.

Trump’s net approval is now at negative 24 percent, down from record of negative 21 percent set on March 18.

Gallup arrives at its numbers by averaging its previous three days of polling. Wednesday’s numbers reflect polling conducted since Sunday, two days after House Republican leadership pulled a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, citing lack of support within their own caucus.

As Gallup’s editor-in-chief noted Monday, Trump has surpassed the record low approval ratings in both the Obama and Clinton presidencies: 38 and 37 percent, respectively. Former President George W. Bush hit his low, of 25 percent, in late 2008.

Gallup tracks the percentage of Americans who approve and disapprove of the President’s performance in office daily via telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults, according to the company. The poll’s margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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