Following riots at the Capitol, polls showed mixed opinions about President Donald Trump in the final two weeks in the White House.

A poll released Monday from left-leaning Quinnipiac University showed 33% of Americans approved of Trump's handling of the job, compared to 60% that disapproved. A poll released Tuesday from right-leaning Rasmussen Reports showed Trump with a 49% approval rating and a 50% disapproval rating -- roughly the same figures polled by Rasmussen on Dec. 11. 

Polls released this week lean closer to Quinnipiac's survey than Rasmussen's. An NPR/PBS/Marist poll showed that 39% approve of Trump's job performance, compared to 58% who disapprove, while a Politico/Morning Consult poll showed similar results for Trump's job approval -- a 38% approval rating compared to 60% disapproval rating. 

Unsurprisingly, Trump’s base was the group most likely to support the president, according to Quinnipiac, even as he faces an unprecedented second impeachment. Among Republicans, 71% approved of the president while 20% did not.

A majority (56%) of Americans blame Trump for last week’s deadly insurrection, according to a Quinnipiac, with 52% saying Trump should either resign or be removed.

A poll last week by ABC News and Ipsos found 67% believe Trump is responsible for the insurrection. Nearly 75% of those surveyed by Quinnipiac said democracy is under threat, with only 21% believing it is “alive and well.” Those results were nearly identical among Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters.

The Quinnipiac poll also found a majority (80%) feel extremism in the U.S. is a “big problem” and that the insurrectionists should be held accountable for their actions. While a majority agreed Trump was at fault for the riot, 42% did not. Among Republicans, only 17% of Republicans blamed the president, compared to 94% of Democrats.

Meanwhile, only a minority of Americans believed President-elect Joe Biden could bring the country together in the wake of recent events. Only 31% expected him to succeed.

A majority in most polls have shown that Biden is expected to better handle the COVID-19 pandemic.

US President Donald Trump leaves for a trip to Texas, breaking his isolation in the White House US President Donald Trump leaves for a trip to Texas, breaking his isolation in the White House Photo: AFP / Brendan Smialowski