A new ABC News/Washington Post poll out Saturday didn't have good news for President Trump.
According to the poll, Trump's 36% approval rating is the worst 6-month approval rating in 70 years, with 48% "strongly disapproving" of his performance.
Looking at a chart comparing former presidents' approval ratings at or around 6 months is pretty jarring:
So, naturally, Trump took to Twitter to downplay the poll results:
The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
And while this Twitter user questioned the accuracy of the poll:
The new ABC/WaPo poll with Trump at 36% uses a D+12 sample with only 23% Republicans. Is America D+12?— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) July 16, 2017
And this Twitter user wanted to remind us what happened when we relied too heavily on polling last year:
Others questioned the President's claims:
And others decided to give the president a history lesson.
The president closest to this level of bad was Gerald Ford at 39 percent in February 1975.— Morten Øverbye (@morten) July 16, 2017