Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CNN Poll: Trump's Approval Rating Hits Historical Low


According to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, only 38% of those polled approve of Donald Trump's handling of the presidency, while 56% say they disapprove.

Only one other president at the six-month mark of their presidency has notched an approval rating below 50% at this point since modern polling began: Bill Clinton. At this point in 1993, Clinton had an approval rating of 44%, still 8 points better than the Trumpster.

The high 30s is where Trump seems to average when it comes to approval numbers.

But there is a troubling issue in this survey's results for Trump. Among Republicans, strong approval has dropped by double digits - from 73% in February to 59% now. That signifies a drop of 14 points among his base.

More from the poll:

• Only 24% of Americans trust everything that comes out of the White House; 30% say they trust "nothing at all" from the Trump White House

• Just 43% believe Trump can "bring the kind of change the country needs," down from 48% in April

• Only 39% feel Trump "can manage the government effectively," down from 44% in April

• Just 36% say the Trump presidency is a success thus far versus 59% who say Trump is failing. At this point in their respective presidencies, both Obama and George W. Bush were considered "successful" by most Americans (51% for Obama; 56% for Bush)

• 62% say Trump's actions and statements since taking office have made them less confident in him

• 59% say Trump isn't paying enough attention to the country's most critical issues




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