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    The job approval rating for President Donald Trump has dropped to a historic low of 38.8 percent in the second quarter when compared with past US presidents, according to a Gallup poll.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The job approval rating for President Donald Trump has dropped to a historic low of 38.8 percent in the second quarter when compared with past US presidents, a Gallup poll revealed on Friday.

    "No other president has had a worse second-quarter average," a press release accompanying the poll stated. "Bill Clinton is the only other president who fell below the majority level of approval at a comparable point in his administration."

    Unlike former presidents, Trump has enjoyed little or no "honeymoon" following his inauguration, according to the release.

    Most presidents were still in the honeymoon phase of their presidencies during their second quarter, and enjoyed approval ratings above 60 percent, with John Kennedy and Dwight Eisenhower both above 70 percent, the release explained.

    From a broader quarter-by-quarter historical perspective, Trump's second quarter ranks 250th out of the 287 presidential quarters in which Gallup has assessed job approval since 1945, the release noted.


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