Trump’s approval rating is 20 points lower than the average for a president with his unemployment rate

The good news for President Trump: His approval rating is stabilizing, according to Gallup. The bad news: It’s stabilizing at 34 to 35 percent, which is an all-time low for Trump and unusually bad for a president this early in his tenure.

What’s even more unusual is that Trump continues to struggle despite a strong economy, including an unemployment rate that has sunk to its lowest level in 16 years: 4.3 percent. Political-science types will remind you that views about a president are often strongly tied to views about the economy. “It’s the economy, stupid” and all that.

Trump seems to be a notable exception. CONT.

Aaron Blake, Washington Post