President Trump claims his approval rating is “not bad” in the first six-months of office – despite recording the lowest rating of any president since it started being conducted in the 1940s.

A survey by the independent Quinnipiac University revealed Trump’s lowest score so far as American voters continue to lose confidence in their Commander in Chief.

“There is zero good news for President Donald Trump in this survey, just a continual slide into a chasm of doubt about his policies and his very fitness to serve,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

He added; “If this were a prize fight, some in his corner might be thinking about throwing in the towel. This is counter puncher Donald Trump’s pivotal moment to get up off the mat.

“With a third of the members of his own party questioning his level headedness, this is clearly the moment the president needs to steady the ship.”

A former US intelligence chief ranked Watergate as less of a scandal than the leaks tearing through Trump’s administration.

“I think if you compare the two, Watergate pales really, in my view compared to what we’re confronting now,” James Clapper told the National Press Club in Canberra.