President Trump's approval rating dropped to 38 percent in October, the lowest recorded amount of support from voters since he took office in January, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday.

Trump's previous record low was 39 percent in May. However, the Oct. 23-26 survey states he dropped 5 percentage points from September to this month.

The majority of registered voters, 58 percent, disapprove of the GOP president's job performance.

Former President Barack Obama received approval from 51 percent of the country during the first autumn of his first term. Former presidents Bill Clinton and and George W. Bush each received 47 percent and 88 percent approval, respectively.

Voters are most unhappy with Trump's handling of the NFL players' protests, recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and the healthcare battle in Congress. Between 54 percent and 59 percent of people disapprove of Trump's work in those areas.

Trump's highest approval rates was in his handling of the recovery in Texas and Florida. Forty-eight percent of people are happy with the work the Federal Emergency Management Agency has done in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Trump's second-highest area of approval was in his management of the economy: 42 percent.

Currently, 48 percent of voters want a Democratic-controlled Congress and 41 percent want Republicans to maintain control of both chambers. The 2018 Senate and House elections are a little more than one year away.

The poll was conducted by cellphone and landline with 900 U.S. adults, and had a margin of error between 3.3 and 3.6 percentage points.