Donald Trump's Approval Rating: Aliens, UFOs and JFK Conspiracy Theories Boast More Support

President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's National Security Strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., December 18, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

In a statement that will shock very few, President Donald Trump remains remarkably unpopular.

According to a new poll released Tuesday by CNN, 35 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump has done as Commander in Chief. To put that figure in perspective, more Americans—47 percent—think intelligent alien life exists, according to a 2017 Glocalities survey.

There are two things to note here: Trump is the most unpopular president at this point in a presidency, Day 334, in the history of modern polling, according to a tracker from data-focused website FiveThirtyEight. And Americans might have good reason to believe aliens exist. A bombshell New York Times report published last week revealed a shadowy Pentagon program that investigated UFO incidents, including a 2004 case that showed Navy pilots chasing what appeared to be a rotating oval aircraft near San Diego.

Even way back in 2012, well before this new report from the Times surfaced, a National Geographic survey found that 36 percent of Americans believed UFOs exist.

Presidential Approval Rating
Dec of First Year

Bush, 2001 86%
Kennedy, 1961 77%
Bush, 1989 71%
Eisenhower, 1953 69%
Nixon, 1969 59%
Carter, 1977 57%
Obama, 2009 54%
Clinton, 1993 54%
Reagan, 1981 49%
Trump, now 35%

— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 19, 2017

Other non-alien conspiracy theories earn more support than Trump, as well.

For instance, according to a FiveThirtyEight/Survey Monkey poll this year, 61 percent of Americans believed there was more than one person involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

In December of last year—just after Trump's shocking election victory—38 percent of Americans supported the insane "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory, according to a poll from the Economist/YouGov. In case you've forgotten Pizzagate: the theory alleged that staffers for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton used a secret code to talk about pedophilia, human trafficking and satanic rituals.

The same poll found 52 percent of respondents thought Wall Street bankers orchestrated the 2008 recession, while 46 percent believed millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election—despite a complete lack of evidence.

Still, Trump's level of support does outpace some conspiracy theories.

His approval rating is higher than historical levels of support for the idea that Bigfoot exists, for example.