World Donald Trump's Approval Rating Bottoms Out at Lowest Ever, a Week After Capitol Riot
Shocking photos show pro-Trump rioters in the Capitol stealing memorabilia and breaking into the desks of lawmakers
A joint session of Congress to count the 2020 presidential race's Electoral College votes descended into chaos as violent pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol building. Lawmakers were evacuated as the rioters invaded the House and Senate Chambers and vandalised congressional offices. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Capitol Building came under siege from pro-Trump rioters on Wednesday during a joint session of Congress to count the Electoral College votes from the 2020 presidential race.
President's approval rating has hit an all-time low since he took office four years ago.
A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that two weeks after the U.S. Capitol riot, nearly 70 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job as president, with the majority saying they strongly disapprove. Comparably, only 29 percent of U.S. adults say they approve of his job performance.
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The new figures are lower than in August, when Trump held an approval rating of 38 percent, a number that had remained virtually unchanged since June, when the nation was ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic and swept by racial justice protests in the wake of's death in Minneapolis police custody.
Trump's new low approaches that of's 25 percent during the 2008 financial crisis and Richard Nixon's 24 percent during the Watergate scandal.
However, both these approval ratings were from Gallup, which have not released new figures for Trump since the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.
The Pew Research poll indicates that the decline in the president's approval was seen among most major demographics since the summer.
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Among white adults, Trump's approval rating has dropped 9 percent since August. For Hispanic adults, approval declined from 28 percent to 17 percent. Approval among Black adults is currently at 4 percent, a 5 percent decrease from August.
The decline in approval is most notable amongand Republican-leaning independents. The figure for those groups has fallen 17 percent since the summer.
Since last week's assault on the Capitol, a growing number of voters, even the president's own supporters, have rated Trump's post-election conduct as "poor."
In the weeks following the presidential election, 54 percent of voters said his conduct had been poor, compared with 62 percent after the riot. Trump voters who rated his conduct as poor have doubled since November.
As the White House prepares to transition to's administration, the majority of voters continue to view the president-elect's conduct since the election as excellent or good.
The Capitol rioters put themselves all over social media. Now the FBI is watching.
How law enforcement and internet detectives are identifying the Capitol rioters.After insurrectionists crashed through barriers surrounding Capitol Hill, overwhelmed police, rampaged through the Capitol building, and left dozens injured and four dead, there were relatively few arrests, and many people were allowed to simply walk out. There were few consequences then — only about a dozen of the hundreds of invaders were arrested at the scene — but that’s very likely to change in the days and weeks to come. Law enforcement and civilians alike are attempting to identify those who allegedly participated.
Trump voters have increasingly favored Biden's post-election conduct. Currently, just 34 percent of Trump voters rate Biden's conduct as poor, compared with 42 percent in November.
The majority of Americans say they approve of the job Biden has done so far in explaining his policies and plans for the future to the American people.
Although the public has typically approved of incoming presidents, past surveys from Pew show that Biden's pre-inauguration approval rating, 58 percent, is higher than Trump's was in 2017, 39 percent, and George W. Bush's in 2001, 50 percent.
Trump exits White House with drop in approval ratings .
President Trump’s one-term tenure in the White House is ending amid sinking approval public opinion ratings in the wake of this month’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. Only 34% of Americans say they approve of the job Trump’s doing steering the country in the final Gallup national poll of his presidency. That’s down five points from Gallup’s December poll. And Trump’s final approval rating is the lowest of his presidency in Gallup surveys.FOUR UNFORGETTABLE INAUGURATION MOMENTS IN HISTORYThe longtime polling organization noted that "the 34% job approval rating for Trump in Gallup's Jan.