The lowest was noted in the Gallup poll, with an approval rating of 41 percent, a drop of just one point from its previous poll. Independent voters surveyed in the poll broke for Republicans, giving the party a 5-point lead over Democrats among unaffiliated voters.
President Donald Trump likes to boast about the strong USA economy on the campaign trail, but so far that success is not translating into higher approval ratings for the president. The poll from almost two years ago was taken less than two weeks after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.
Trump's overall approval rating was the lowest in the polls by CNN, ABC News/Washington Post, and IBD/TIPP at 36 percent.
Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll, said in a statement that the salacious details of the in-house rumbling in the Oval Office make for good reads, but Americans don't like the notion that an anonymous person is going behind the president's back.
Some Republican strategists say the president has seen about a 10-point drop in the past two months among independent voters, and they believe it is related to the controversial policy of separating children from parents at the border and the negative reviews of Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In addition, the poll showed that voters disapprove by 72-18 percent of the job Congress is doing, and 58-27 percent said Congress should serve as more of a check on President Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, the number of voters who view the president as intelligent has been steadily declining since his 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton.
Democrats, however, now hold a 52-38 advantage over Republicans when voters are asked which party they would rather support in a congressional election, marking a slight uptick from the poll last month.
The president's party often gets clobbered in midterm election years.