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President Trump's approval rating just hit a new low

President Trump's approval rating tumbled to an all-time low in the latest Gallup tracking poll. As of Feb. 11, just 40 percent approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 55 percent disapprove. Around the same time in former President Barack Obama's first term, Obama boasted a 65 percent approval rating and a 21 percent disapproval rating.

Trump's latest numbers mark a steep drop from when he first took office. On Jan. 22, he stood at an even 45 percent approval and 45 percent disapproval rate. In the course of three short weeks, Trump's approval rating has shed five points, while his disapproval rate has simultaneously jumped by 10.

The Gallup poll surveys 1,500 adults across the country by telephone. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.