The NBC/WSJ had George W. Bush at 88%, Barack Obama at 51%, and Bill Clinton at 47% in the fall of their first year as president.
Trump’s previous low in approval in the NBC/WSJ poll was 39% back in May. In a September poll, Trump had a job approval rating of 43%. This poll was taken from October 23 to 26.
Where did the drop come from? Approval of independent voters is now 34%, down from 41% in September.Whites went from 51% to 47%, and whites without a college degree went from 58% to 51%.
In this new survey, Trump also has seen a decline in his personal rating, with 36% viewing him positively and 54% negatively.
There were a couple of bright spots for Trump in the poll. By a 48% to 27% margin, respondents approve of the way Trump has handled the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
And by a 42% to 37% margin, they give him a thumbs-up to his handling of the economy.
But Trump takes a beating on some other key issues asked about in the poll.:
*Just 35% approve of his handling his role as commander-in-chief.
*34% approve of his handling of North Korea.
*33% approve of his handling of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
*30% approve of his handling of NFL players protesting during the National Anthem.
*29% agree with his handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
*27% approve of his handling of health care.
*24% approve of his handling of the Iran nuclear deal.
The Republican advantage in GOP-held congressional districts has decreased from +14 in September when 52% preferred a GOP-controlled Congress to 38% Democratic to 47% GOP and 41% Democratic.
GOP pollster McInturff said the findings from this current poll is “a flashing yellow light for Republicans.”
The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted of 900 adults, including nearly half of whom were reached by cell phone
The poll has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points.