Trump's Job Approval Hits New Low Since Coronavirus Pandemic Began

President Donald Trump has received his lowest approval rating since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll.

Navigator has been conducting such polls over the past 13 weeks, and its most recent poll surveyed 1,009 registered U.S. voters from June 11 to June 15.

According to the latest poll, 41 percent of Americans say they approve of Trump's handling his job as president, compared with 58 percent who said they disapproved, giving him a net approval rating of negative 17 points. Net approval rating is determined by finding the difference in percent between those who approve and the percent of those that disapprove.

Among political party affiliations, the poll found Democrats giving Trump a net approval rating of negative 86 points and independents giving him a negative 25-point approval rating. On the other hand, Republicans gave the president a positive 68-point approval rating.

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Donald Trump arrives for an event in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 16. According to FiveThirtyEight, the average of several different polls found 40.6 percent of Americans approving of Trump's job, while 55.3 percent disapproved. Alex Wong/Getty

Several other recent polls have found similar results in Trump's approval rating. In a poll conducted by Gallup, 57 percent of respondents said they disapprove of Trump's job performance as president and 39 percent said they approve. This poll surveyed 1,304 U.S. adults from May 28 to June 4 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

FiveThirtyEight's average of several different polls found 40.6 percent of Americans approving of Trump's job performance, while 55.3 percent disapproved.

The Navigator poll also found that Trump received a very low approval rating for his response to the recent protests following George Floyd's death. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody on May 25. Trump has continued to receive criticism following the protests, and he previously called those participating, "thugs," and suggested that he would impose a military presence in states that could not contain the protests.

According to the Navigator poll, 33 percent of Americans approve of Trump's response to the protests, while 60 percent said they disapprove, giving him a net approval rating of negative 27 points.

Additionally, Navigator surveyed Trump's approval rating for his handling of the economy, the coronavirus pandemic and the issue of health care. According to the poll, the president received a net approval rating of negative 18 points for his handling of the health care issue, with 39 percent approving and 57 percent disapproving.

For the coronavirus pandemic, Trump received a negative 17-point net approval rating, with 40 percent approving and 57 percent disapproving. For his handling of the economy, 46 percent approved of Trump's job and 50 percent disapproved, giving him a net approval rating of negative 4 points, for this category.

Newsweek reached out to the Trump campaign office for comment on the poll's findings but did not receive a response in time for publication.