Donald Trump's Approval Rating Slides As Election Fight Winds Down

President Donald Trump's approval rating continues to slip as his bid to overturn the election result dwindles.

The commander-in-chief still insists that widespread irregularities helped President-elect Joe Biden to win, although he and his allies have failed to show evidence of fraud on such a scale.

The Electoral College held its formal vote on December 14, with 306 cast for Biden. Trump's efforts to change this figure by overturning state outcomes have so far failed.

Ahead of the election, Gallup polling put Trump's approval rating at 46 percent among U.S. adults surveyed on October 16 to 27.

In its next survey, from November 5 to 19, this had slipped to 43 percent.

This month, the figure has dipped again to 39 percent among respondents surveyed on December 1 to 17. There were 1,018 respondents in each poll and a margin of error of plus or minus four percent.

FiveThirtyEight's tracker of approval ratings has also recorded a drop in Trump's approval, albeit smaller.

On November 1, it had Trump at 44.2 percent approval and 52.7 percent disapproval. As of December 21, the tracker stands at 43.1 percent approval and 52.9 percent disapproval.

Newsweek has contacted the Trump campaign and the White House for comment on the president's declining approval ratings.

Although several election lawsuits have already been dismissed, Trump met with lawmakers on Monday to discuss his allegations of voter fraud.

Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, tweeted: "Several members of Congress just finished a meeting in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump, preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of voter fraud.

"Stay tuned."

This comes despite Republican figureheads such as Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging his colleagues not to contest the outcome further. The Senate majority leader said they should not attempt to block the Electoral College votes being ratified by Congress.

On January 6, lawmakers could object to a state's votes, though no objection would be heard unless it is put forward in writing and signed by a member of the House and a member of the Senate. If that happens, the objection would go to a vote.

After the Electoral College electors cast their votes, Biden described his win as a "clear victory."

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U.S. President Donald Trump plays golf at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, on December 13. His approval rating has declined since his election defeat. Al Drago/Getty Images