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President Donald Trump listens as he is introduced during the National Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump has the lowest approval ratings of any past president this early on


President Trump has amassed the lowest approval ratings of any president since polls began tracking such results, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Friday.

A majority, 53 percent, of Americans disapprove of the way President Trump is handling his job, marking him as the only president to maintain a net-negative rating this early on in the new administration.

Here's how Trump compares to past presidents.

Among the seven topics surveyed from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, immigration ranked as the most disapproved topic. Fifty-six percent of Americans said they dislike how the commander-in-chief is handing immigration issues. 

Trump's approach to foreign affairs, meanwhile, came in as the second most disapproved concern, with 55 percent of Americans reporting their discontent on this particular subject.

It's worth noting that the Trump administration has spent a lot of time defending its stance on immigration and foreign affairs. Last Friday, Trump signed a controversial executive order that brought an indefinite halt to the Syrian refugee program. It also called for a temporary ban on refugees coming from certain Muslim countries.

In the realm of foreign affairs, President Trump has had a few scuffles with historic US allies, including Mexico and Australia. He reportedly held two heated exchanges with the prime ministers of those two countries. 

On the other hand, the economy and national security issues were the only topics that saw a larger approval rating than disapproval rating. In the 14 days since taking office, Trump pledged to increase American job growth right off the bat. By reviving the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, Trump said it would create "a lot of jobs-- 28,800 jobs."

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