Obama began his presidency at 67 per cent approval in the Rasmussen tracking poll, compared with 56 per cent for Trump.
Trump has been fighting off a collection of political headaches, including a special counsel probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russians who aimed to meddle in the 2016 election.
President Donald Trump's approval rating hit 50 percent on Monday in one major national poll for just the second time since June 2017.
The Rasmussen Reports daily tracking poll shows half of all Americans say Trump is doing a good job in office, while 49 per cent disagree.
Investigators estimated $7,100 worth of damages at the scene.