Donald Trump has been known to make some mistakes on Twitter from time to time, and that trend continued during one of his most recent posts. The president decided to highlight a poll on social media, but did so using numbers that show he's not that popular among the majority of the American people.

Trump's poll blunder

When Donald Trump first kicked off his campaign for president, most people didn't give him much of a chance at success. Despite this, the former host of "The Apprentice" gained surprising popularity during the Republican primary and rode that momentum to the party's nomination.

Fast forward just a few months later and Trump pulled off one of the most shocking upsets in recent political history with a win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. While there has been a constant cloud of controversy hanging over his victory, most notably the impact Russia had on his campaign, Trump and his supporters haven't been shy about gloating over the results. Though Trump did come out the winner, recent polls have shown his poll numbers stuck around 35 percent, with the most recent Pew Research Center poll showing the president's approval dropping to just 32 percent. In a possible attempt to fire back, Trump took to Twitter on December 8 to promote a poll with more favorable numbers, though it still didn't show him in a positive light.

In a Thursday afternoon tweet, Donald Trump posted the results from the latest Morning Consult/Politico poll. The poll in question shows Trump's approval at 45 percent, which is on the high end of what other polls have found in their own surveys.

With a 45 percent approval, that still means as many as 55 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Trump has done his job as commander in chief after nearly a year in office.

Poll trouble

Donald Trump has had a fascination with polls since the early days of his campaign, going back and forth between support and opposition based on the results that are reported.

During primary election, Trump praised his poll numbers, but quickly changed his tune when the numbers didn't work in his favor in the general election.

Since being elected president last January, the billionaire real estate mogul has been selective in what polls he trusts, blasting any that find him in the negative light as "phony" and not credible. With the pressure mounting from the American people to get things done in Washington, and the mystery surrounding the investigation into Russian election interference, only time will tell how Trump handles himself going into his second year as president.