Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Donald Trump's Approval Rating Hits 5-Month Low in New Gallup Poll

President Donald Trump received his lowest approval rating over the past five months, according to a new Gallup poll shared on Thursday.

Conducted from April 1 to April 14, the survey asked 1,017 U.S. adults if they approved or disapproved the way Trump is handling his presidency. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

According Gallup, 43 percent of Americans approve of the way Trump is doing his job, compared to 54 percent who said they disapprove.

Trump's 43 percent approval rating shows a six-percentage point decline from a 49 percent approval rating he received in mid-March (his all-time best), while also showing the lowest rating he has received over the past five months. Trump received a 43 percent approval rating in November 2019, but has since stayed above this number throughout December, January, February and March.

The newest poll results come amid the novel coronavirus, which has spread throughout the U.S. The president has faced scrutiny for his handling of the outbreak, with many feeling that he has downplayed the severity.

"The current health and economic crisis is undoubtedly the greatest challenge of his presidency so far -- and could imperil his standing in the final year of his first term as he seeks reelection," said Gallup of Trump.

When looking at the president's job approval rating by political party affiliation, the poll results changed drastically with Republicans and Democrats having almost completely opposite views. According to Gallup's study, Trump received a 93 percent approval rating from Republicans, while only 7 percent of Democrats agreed. Independents' approval of Trump is at 39 percent.

Gallup also found a decrease in the level of satisfaction in regard to the direction of the U.S. The study said only 30 percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, a 12-percentage point drop from a previous poll conducted in March.

Once again, these percentages changed drastically when looking at political party affiliation. About 60 percent of Republicans said they were satisfied, while only 10 percent of Democrats shared the same assessment.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the U.S. and its institutions in unprecedented ways, creating great challenges for leaders. It's unsurprising that fewer Americans are satisfied with the way things are going than was the case a month ago," according to the Gallup poll.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during an event to celebrate Americas Truckers at the White House on April 16, 2020, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/Getty