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Trump's approval rating just hit a new low — again

On Monday, President Trump's approval rating fell to its lowest point ever in the Gallup Daily tracking poll. Now, just 34 percent approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 61 percent disapprove.

Brian Klaas of the London School of Economics put into perspective just how dismal Trump's disapproval rating is:

Gallup released the ratings after a rocky weekend for the president, during which he was heavily criticized for being slow to directly condemn the violence of white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. However, HuffPost's Ariel Edwards-Levy noted that the downhill slide appears to have started even before the events in Charlottesville:

The poll surveyed roughly 1,500 adults nationwide, and its margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.