The man is digging HIMSELF into a hole….
More Americans than ever dislike the job President Donald Trump is doing in the White House, a new poll indicated on Monday.
The latest survey from Gallup showed that Trump’s disapproval rating had shot up to 60 percent. That’s tied for his all-time high and the sharp 7 percentage point uptick from the week prior. Just before the midterm election, Trump’s disapproval stood at 54 percent, according to Gallup.
While Trump’s disapproval rate has risen, his approval rate has dropped. Only 38 percent of Americans approved of his job performance, according to the new poll from Gallup. That’s a 5 percentage point drop from the week prior, and approaches his all-time low of 35 percent.
The Gallup survey polled approximately 1,500 U.S. adults. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
While Gallup has shown a drop to the high 30s, FiveThirtyEight’s tracker of Trump’s popularity had his average approval rating in the low 40s on Monday. The tracker that aggregates public polls into one figure—weighting polls for quality, recency, sample size and partisan lean—had Trump’s approval at 42.5 percent and disapproval at 52.9 percent on Monday.
Harry Enten, senior writer and analyst at CNN Politics, wrote a piece over the weekend noting that Trump’s dismal approval rating was especially extraordinary considering Americans generally approved of how Trump has handled the economy.
“I looked up every single president’s overall and economic net approval ratings right around each midterm since 1978,” wrote Enten. “No other president has done this much worse overall than his economic ratings would suggest.”
The poll findings arrived on the heels of a midterm election that saw big successes for Democrats, who easily took back control of the House of Representatives. The Republican Party has hitched its wagon to Trump, but his popularity is struggling.
“This is now the party of Donald Trump….
The RealClear Politics is featured here and used by several Cable News channels….
One should be aware that the RealClear average has Rasmussen polling included ….
Rasmussen is a hard lean GOP polling house and their inclusion in the average keeps Trump’s numbers a few points higher always….
Not going to jump off one poll, but one thing I’d keep an eye on is how much of Trump’s iron grip on party support is conditioned on winning and whether that changes at all now that there’s some proven electoral downside…