A new poll released today by the Pew Research Center finds that President Donald Trump has a slightly higher approval rating than his predecessor.
The poll found that only 28 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the president, while 55 percent have an unfavorable opinion.
Forty-seven percent of Republicans and 55 percent of independents have a negative view of Trump, the poll found.
A whopping 85 percent of Democrats have a positive view of the Trump administration, while only 25 percent of moderates and 17 percent of conservatives hold a negative opinion.
The numbers on the Republican side are even worse.
Just 21 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning independents hold a favorable view of President Trump, while 57 percent hold a positive opinion.
A plurality of Democrats (36 percent) have a favourable view of former President Barack Obama, while 39 percent have a neutral opinion.
And just 16 percent of Trump’s voters hold a neutral view.
The results come on the heels of a New York Times poll which found that just 29 percent of voters have a very favorable opinion (a full 10 points higher than their approval rating) of Trump.
A full 40 percent of people surveyed have a somewhat favorable opinion, while just 13 percent have very unfavorable views.
A majority of people (55 percent) hold a very unfavorable view of Democratic President Donald J. Trump, with 32 percent having a very negative view.
On the Democratic side, Trump’s rating is far below what it was in 2016.
Just 13 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters have an opinion of him, with 56 percent holding an unfavorable view.
Only 26 percent of Independents hold a slightly favorable view, while 43 percent hold an unfavorable one.
In contrast, just 17 percent have no opinion of Hillary Clinton, with just 13 and a half percent having no opinion, and 20 percent have negative opinions.
The Pew survey also found that Trump is viewed unfavorably by 54 percent of the public, and by 56 percent of GOP voters, with 31 percent of independent voters and 12 percent of Libertarians expressing negative views.
In 2016, more people said they were less likely to like the president than had been the case in 2017.
Fifty-two percent of respondents said they had an unfavorable impression of Trump and 58 percent said they have a strong unfavorable impression, according to the poll.
That’s a difference of 10 percentage points from the last time Pew conducted a survey in the year 2000, when 55 percent and 58% of respondents had negative views of Trump respectively.