The public's confidence in the presidency has dropped to its lowest point in six years, according to a new Gallup poll released Monday.
Just 29 percent of Americans say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the presidency, down seven percentage points from 2013 to the lowest mark of President Obama's tenure. The last time it was lower was during the final stage of the George W. Bush administration. The all-time low of 25 percent came in 2007.
When Gallup asks respondents about the presidency question, they do not name the current occupant of the Oval Office. But it's only natural for people to think about the current president when rating their confidence in the office. Gallup says that how positively people rate the president has a direct impact on how much confidence they express in the presidency.
Confidence in other branches of government has also declined in recent years: Both the Supreme Court and Congress are held in lower regard than they were last year.
The percentage of the public expressing confidence in the presidency now is lower than it was during both Bush's (33 percent) and Bill Clinton's (53 percent) sixth year in office.
The Gallup poll was conducted June 5-8.