Donald Trump's approval hits record low

Donald Trump
Donald Trump said the result was "not bad". Photo credit: Getty

Donald Trump's approval ratings have fallen to the lowest level of any US President in history.

Only 36 percent of Americans think he's doing a good job, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll. Fifty-eight percent disapprove, the vast majority of them "strongly".

Mr Trump has beaten the previous record, held by Gerald Ford, who had 39 percent approval in 1975.

The Washington Post/ABC News poll also found half of Americans think the US has weakened under Mr Trump's leadership, and only a quarter say he's made the world superpower stronger.

Around two-thirds condemned his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer linked to the Kremlin.

Despite setting a record low, Mr Trump said the poll was "not bad" at this point of his presidency. He also said the Washington Post/ABC News poll was "just about the most inaccurate" ahead of last year's presidential election.

Only a third of respondents trusted Mr Trump to negotiate well on the global state, even fewer when dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sixty percent of Americans now believe Russia interfered in the US election.

Obamacare, which Mr Trump has been trying to repeal, was twice as popular as the Republican President's preferred replacement.

Barack Obama's lowest ever rating was 40 percent, and it took him years in the White House to get there. At this point in his presidency, Mr Obama was on 59 percent.