A majority of Americans do not approve of President Donald Trump's work during his first week in the White House. A record breaking 57 per cent of Americans disapproved of Trump on Tuesday, little more than a week since he took oath as President, a Gallup poll found. The poll, which continually tracks approval ratings for Trump by surveying 1,500 American citizens, saw Trump fall down 12 points since he took oath.
Although the initial poll showed that he had a 45 per cent approval rating mirrored by a 45 per cent disapproval of him and his policies. This left 10 per cent undecided when he entered office. Little over a week later, a time frame that saw Trump announce the construction of the border wall, halted immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, gutted the Affordable Care Act and reversed US abortion policy, Trump's disapproval rating hit an abysmal 57 percent on Tuesday.
In contrast, former President Barack Obama reached the 51 per cent mark in August 2011, a full 936 days after he took office in 2009. It took 1,336 days for George Bush, another President who failed to win the popular vote, to reach that mark. Trump's dismal approval ratings took a mere eight days to reach to cross the half-way point.
Trump's first week in office has been met with massive fallout, with protesters gathering across the nation to sound off against his statements and policies.