Donald Trump has worst poll approval rating at 100 days than any President since 1945

As Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in the White House, the Republican is suffering the lowest approval ratings than any President since 1945. Compared to his Democrat and Republican predecessors since the Second World War, no President has dipped as low so early on in their first term as Mr Trump, who has an approval rating of 42 per cent. When Barack Obama was approaching his first 100 days, he had 69 per cent approval, exactly the same as the average approval rating for past Presidents at this stage in their first term. Business tycoon Trump has significant challenges ahead. While six in 10 people surveyed doubt his honesty and trustworthiness, and see him out of touch with their problem, more than half of Americans (56 per cent) believe he has not achieved a lot in his first 100 days. The first 100 days is normally seen as a President’s honeymoon period. Although Mr Trump’s low rating at 100 days is significant, it is not necessarily predictive of his ratings for the rest of his time in office or whether he will win a second term.