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Trump Approval Rating at Historic Low

President Donald Trump’s approval rating remains at a record low for newly inaugurated presidents, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Just 44 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance, while 48 percent said they disapprove. Presidents historically have enjoyed high markings after being inaugurated. Nearly 50 percent of Americans view Trump unfavorably, compared to just 19 percent for Barack Obama and 23 percent for George W. Bush at this point in their presidencies.