News Trump begins presidency with low approval numbers, poll shows President Donald Trump shows his presidential memorandum withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Photo Credit: Pool / Getty Images North America By Ivan Pereira email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated January 26, 2017 2:21 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Donald Trump is beginning his presidency with the majority of Americans disapproving of his leadership, according to a poll released Thursday. About 36% of voters approved of his handling of the presidency and 52% have an unfavorable opinion about him, the Quinnipiac University survey said. Men approved of him 41% to 38% while women approved of him 33% to 50%. The poll was the first major survey conducted since Trump assumed office on Jan. 20. At the same time, voters gave former President Barack Obama a 59% approval rating, according to the poll. Congress, on the other hand, had a 19% approval rating. Quinnipiac interviewed 1,190 voters nationwide between Jan. 20 and 25. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.8%. By Ivan Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.