With the Democrats taking back the House in the recent midterm elections and special counsel Robert Mueller continuing his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump has had difficulty pulling strong approval numbers.

The three polls released this week show Trump is below 50 percent approval and above 50 percent disapproval.

An Economist/YouGov poll had Trump with a 45 percent approval rating and a 53 disapproval rating. The same poll had 39 percent claiming the country is moving in the right direction, while 52 percent saying it's on the wrong track. It also showed that Congress has a 14 percent approval rating, compared to a 68 percent disapproval rating. 

The right-leaning Rasmussen Reports has Trump at 48 percent approval and just 50 percent disapproval.

GettyImages-1072903438 U.S. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn after returning to the White House in the early morning hours from a trip to Mississippi November 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

But the latest Gallup poll paints a darker picture for the president, showing Trump at 38 approval and 60 percent disapproval - a margin of 22 points.

The Senate, meanwhile, may force a vote on a potential bipartisan bill intended to protect Mueller. Should Trump fire Mueller, the bill would force the Attorney General to provide reasons for the dismissal and allow the special counsel to challenge the termination.

If Mueller were to be fired, the bill would require the Attorney General to provide specific reasons for the removal. It would also allow the special counsel to challenge his firing in federal court.