'President Donald Trump's approval rating continues to slide as his base grapples with his shifting positions on major campaign promises.
According to the latest polling data from Gallup, 53 percent of Americans now disapprove the job Trump is doing in the White House.
The president's disapproval numbers shot up 3 percentage points to 55 percent and stood at two week high over the weekend before dipping down to 53 percent on Sunday.
To put Trump's historically high disapproval number into perspective: President Obama held a 28 percent disapproval rating at the same point in his first term. In the middle of George W. Bush's first April as president he held a 30 percent disapprove, and only 19 percent of U.S. citizens disapproved of President Reagan in April 1981.
Trump's approval rating is at a mere 40 percent according to the same Gallup data. No president in the last six decades had approval ratings so low at this point in his presidency. Former President Bill Clinton had the lowest approval rating in his first April in office prior to Trump. Only 55 percent approved of his job performance at that point.
Trump's job approval numbers are still low across the majority of major polling surveys. The latest McClatchy/Marist polls shows the president at a 39 percent approval rating, while a new SurveyMonkey survey has him at 44 percent.'