Now, of course we have to keep in mind how much this assessment is influenced by simple partisanship: That 54 percent nearly certainly includes a majority of Democrats, who would be likely to critique any Republican president (just as Republicans would be likely to critique any Democrat).
Trump's approval rating measured Sunday to Tuesday sits at 39% - compared to the slightly lower 38% he scored the previous two weeks.
The poll finds Trump's continued slide is at least partly the result of strong concern over whether Russian Federation interfered with the November elections.
Some reporters - and President Donald Trump himself - believe that the Russia-Trump election "collusion" allegations are fake news. Most recently, the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey prompted significant backlash from the president's critics.
A similar margin, meanwhile, said they believe reports that the president asked Comey to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, the survey found.
Democrats' approval of Trump has been low from the start, though the latest 7% is down six points from January.
North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
President Donald Trump, now in the midst of his first foreign trip as president, had no immediate public comment on the test. North Korea used a road-mobile launcher to test a new midrange missile on Sunday, according to Pyongyang state media.
"The polling on Comey shows that President Trump is more in trouble for the way he fired Comey rather than for removing him", Mark Penn, co-director of the Harvard-Harris survey, told the news outlet. "We can not stand by and watch a cover-up of the possible collusion with a hostile foreign power to undermine American democracy". Eighty-four percent of voters said it is hard to know what news to believe online.
Still, Malloy is right that this number is significant. "[These] are red flags that the administration simply can't brush away".
Trump's most recent 38% weekly average approval ratings, accompanied by 56% disapproval ratings, span a hard period for the White House.
"I don't think I have ever seen a job approval rating for anybody be 5-94", Greenberg said.
Respondents were split over whether the media were treating Trump fairly, with 43% saying yes and 42% saying no. "But only if the people demand it".