As special counsel Robert Mueller cracks down on President Donald Trump’s administration, people of the United States are fast losing faith in the POTUS. A recent poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, showed that only 32 percent of the U.S. population approves of the way the White House is being run by the president.

It is noteworthy that the president’s approval ratings are falling at a fast pace in the last few months than in the first few months of him taking office. The poll recorded 39 percent approval ratings in February, which dropped to 34 percent in October 2017. The fact that it slipped to a record low of 32 percent means the president fell two points in popularity among the masses in the last couple of months.

The recent Pew poll was conducted between Nov. 29 and Dec. 4 among 1,503 U.S. citizens (both Democrats and Republicans). Among them, only 19 percent of the Republicans thought that Mueller's investigation will have any drastic effect on the current administration, while about 71 percent from the other side of the political aisle were pretty certain of the importance of the probe.

This does not mean that Trump is scoring any brownie points when it comes to Republicans. Seventy six percent of GOP supporters approve of the Trump administration, while the same number stood at 84 percent in February.

After failing to repeal and replace Obamacare (healthcare reform law introduced by former President Barack Obama) and set up a border wall to keep illegal immigrants out — two of the biggest campaign promises made by Trump — it was seen that at the end of almost a year of the president taking office, he was losing the very voter base that helped him get elected.

While 49 percent of white Americans favored Trump in February; the same demographic now stands at 41 percent. Trump is also becoming increasingly unpopular among the white evangelical Protestants, because only 61 percent (compared to 78 percent in February) approve of the president at present.

Trump’s approval rating among the Democrats is lower than Obama’s in 2009 among the Republicans. Only 7 percent of Democrats believe that the president is doing a decent enough job, while after being in office for a year, 18 percent Republicans approved of Obama.

Incidentally, Trump has the lowest approval ratings among any presidents in the history of the polling system. The POTUS who came closest to such ratings at the end of serving almost a year in the oval office was former President Bill Clinton, who closed at 48 percent in 1993, the Hill reported. 

On the other hand, former President George W. Bush enjoyed one of the highest approval ratings around this time as there was a significant surge in popularity among the masses after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 9, 2001.