Donald Trump has insisted his performance in a poll assessing his six-month approval rating is "not bad" - despite recording the lowest rating of any president since it started being conducted in the 1940s. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush had the same approval rating - 59 percent - at this point in their first terms.
But then, these basement-level numbers are nothing new for Trump. The Washington Post/ABC News Poll made it clear that the dip is no momentary lapse since it has brought down the sitting President's approval rating to a historic low that has not been witnessed in the past 70 years.
And this new polling shows Americans are disgusted with Trump for a variety of self-inflicted reasons.
In recent weeks, the storm at the White House over alleged Russian links to Mr Trump's presidential campaign has thickened as an incendiary series of emails showed his son Donald Trump Jr worked to set up a meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have incriminating materials about Hillary Clinton. The same percentage of Americans also think the nation's leadership in the world has weakened.
Nearly half of the US population, 48 percent, thinks the country's standing in the world has deteriorated under Trump, while 27 percent say it is stronger. What exactly are people thinking when they say they approve or disapprove of the way a president is handling his job?
48 percent of Americans see USA leadership in the world weaker under Trump; 27 percent say it's stronger.
Despite this historic low, President Trump struck a cautiously optimistic tone Sunday morning, tweeting that the score was "not bad" even though it was, in fact, the worst of all time six months in. And while his national approval rating has dropped steadily since he took office, at least some of the president's base appears to remain loyal-Trump's approval in counties he won stood at 50 percent, compared with 46 percent disapproval.
So here are the facts: Donald Trump is less popular at the six-month mark of his presidency than eight of the nine men who have held the office before him.
A 43 percent plurality approve of how Mr. Trump has handled the economy, compared to 41 percent who disagree.
The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted from July 10-13 in both English and Spanish, reaching 1,001 adults nationwide via landlines and cell phones.