Trump's job approval rating hits a new low

President Trump's job approval rating hit a new low Saturday, according to new Gallup polling.

Only 40 percent of Americans approve of the job that the president is doing, while 55 percent disapprove, according to the Gallup poll, which tracks the percentage of Americans who approve of disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president.

The results are based on a three-day rolling average.

The daily results are based on interviews with about 1,500 adults. The margin of error is 3 percent.

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The president's approval ratings have been dropping slightly since he assumed office, according to Gallup. At the beginning of his presidency, Trump had a 45 percent job approval rating.

The president has spurred several controversies throughout the first several weeks of his presidency.

He has faced backlash in recent weeks for his order halting the refugee program and barring citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Many lawmakers came out against the order, which caused protests across the country.

Last week, a three-judge panel upheld a hold on the ban's implementation.

Protestors have also demonstrated against raids that have occurred following the president's executive order ramping up immigration enforcement. The president tweeted on that the crackdown on "illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise."