President Trump's approval at new low

For example, the number of Republicans who say he is level-headed has dropped by 14 percentage points and the percentage who say he is a good leader has plummeted 22 points.
By Jason Spencer | Aug 04, 2017
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that only 33 percent of Americans approve of the way President Trump is handling his job. Sixty-one percent disapprove.

The president's low approval numbers reflect a downward trend over time. In March, 62 percent of Republicans strongly supported Trump, according to a report by The Washington Post. Now, that figure has dropped to 53 percent.

The polling data also shows that the percentage of Republicans who strongly disapprove of Trump has risen to 10 percent now from just 3 percent in January. And that number is substantially higher among independents.

For the first time, the new poll finds that white Americans without college degrees the demographic most staunchly behind Trump see him more negatively than positively.

Trump's temperament appears to be where he is most vulnerable.

For example, the number of Republicans who say he is level-headed has dropped by 14 percentage points and the percentage who say he is a good leader has plummeted 22 points.

The president likewise took a hit in the latest Rasmussen poll, also out Wednesday, according to the New York Daily News. In that survey, Trump garnered a 38 percent job approval rating among American voters, while 62 percent disapproved. In June, Rasmussen showed Trump's job approval rating at 50 percent.

A Gallup poll out Tuesday showed Trump's approval at just 36 percent and disapproval at 60 percent.

"It's hard to pick what is the most alarming number in the troubling tail of new lows for President Donald Trump," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, in the NY Daily News report. "Profound embarrassment over his performance in office and deepening concern over his levelheadedness have to raise the biggest red flags."

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