40% rating the lowest in first year of any elected President

Screenshot of Donald Trump for President campaign’s “Complicity” ad from YouTube

Screenshot of Donald Trump for President campaign’s “Complicity” ad from YouTube

Saturday is the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration.

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that just 39% of Americans approve of Trump's performance, the lowest figure the poll has found for a modern president completing one year in office, according to NBC News.

Perhaps surprisingly the family member who is most on the nose with the American public is Ivanka Trump's quiet and reserved husband, Jared Kushner, who has an approval rating of only 25 per cent, unchanged from a year ago.

The poll was conducted January 13 to 17, after the uproar began over Trump's vulgar description and dismissal of Haiti and African nations, and while chances of a government shutdown grew as Congress scrambled to reach a funding deal. In Russia, where 8% of respondents also approved of Trump, compared to 58% who didn't, this apparently represents a 6% rise in popularity since the last resident of the White House.

Asked about the president's accomplishments during his first year in office, 20 percent said the state of the economy and low unemployment was Trump's greatest success, followed by "putting America first", which was the choice of 13 percent of respondents.

Trump, in search of a major early legislative win, pushed for repeal of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, but the effort fizzled on multiple occasions in 2017 before the president and the Republican-controlled Congress moved on to a sweeping tax-cut bill.

So where does the president himself rank in this family poll?

Six out of the 10 men who have been elected president since World War II have had a job approval rating averaging at 60 percent or higher during their first year in office.

The poll sample size was 1,005 adults and the results have a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

38 percent of the participants said that they were "disgusted" of the Trump's performance, with 24 percent said they feel "scared". The rest of the poll will be released later Friday.

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