Most adults aren't optimistic about the legacy President Trump will leave when he exits the White House, as the majority say Trump will be remembered as either a below average president or one of the worst in American history, according to a new poll.

The poll from the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion released Thursday found 16 percent of adults say Trump's legacy will be below average, while 42 percent believe the president will be remembered as one of the worst in history.

Seven percent of adults say Trump will be considered one of the best presidents, compared to another 11 and 19 percent who say he will be remembered as an above average or average commander in chief, respectively.

Expectations for Trump's presidency are divided among party lines, with 88 percent of Democrats believing the president will be remembered as either below average or one of the worst American presidents.

By contrast, 79 percent of Republicans think Trump will leave behind a more positive legacy. Thirty-one percent of GOP voters think people will remember Trump as average, while 26 percent say he'll be above average. Twenty-two percent said Trump will be rated as one of the greatest presidents in U.S. history.

"Deep into his first year as president, Donald Trump's less than stellar approval rating has lowered expectations about how history will judge him," Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, said. "For history to treat him kinder, he will have to up his game."

Trump's approval rating remains upside down, with 36 percent of adults saying they have a favorable opinion of the president. To the contrary, 58 percent said they view Trump unfavorably.

The Marist poll was conducted from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, and 1,093 adults were surveyed. The margin error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.