Where Trump's approval rating stands after Obamacare defeat
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 06, 2017,
Apr 06, 2017, 20:56
According to the results of the latest poll from Quinnipiac University, only 35 percent of voters approve of the job Trump has done in office since he was sworn in a little more than ten weeks ago.
American voters strongly disapprove of President Donald Trump's job performance well short of his first 100 days.
Republicans in Congress have a dismal disapproval rating of 70 percent, but Democrats in Congress aren't doing favorably among voters either with a 57 percent disapproval rating. Trump's ratings fall under former President Barack Obama's lowest - 38% in 2013.
64 percent of voters oppose building a wall along the Mexican border, compared to 33 percent who favor the idea.
"President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump promises to rebuild country in speech to construction workers AFL-CIO chief: Trump pulled "bait-and-switch" on working-class voters Poll: Trump's approval rating sinks further MORE continues to struggle, even among his most loyal supporters", he said.
Independents are the only group of voters that hold a slightly improved view of Mr. Trump, with disapproval decreasing by three points to 57 percent and approval rising one point to 32 percent.
Mr. Trump isn't doing well with women (63 percent disapprove), Democrats (91 percent), and non-white voters (77 percent). "Many of them would be hard-pressed to see even a sliver of silver lining in this troubling downward spiral".
Much of this likely has to do with Trump's inability to accomplish much of what he promised on the campaign trail. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
"As President Trump's approval tanks, Congress, especially Republicans, follow right behind him", Malloy said. They understand that Trump inherited a good economy from President Obama and that the credit goes to the president who came into office preventing a new great depression left office with the longest job growth streak in history.
The national poll was conducted between March 30 and April 3, and surveyed 1,171 voters.