IBD Poll: Trump Approval Down to 34%
I see Mark Halperin still likes to say ‘it’s early’ but 34%? I mean this is 5 points ahead of W after WMDs, Katrina, and the financial crisis. And he’s just 70 days in.
You wonder how much longer GOPers are going to carry his water with numbers like this.
“Just 34% of the public approve of the job President Trump is doing, as his support among Republicans and independents tumbles, according to the April IBD/TIPP poll. Fifty six percent disapprove of the job he’s doing. Approval ratings for a president haven’t been this low President Bush’s last months in office.”
“Last month, 40% of independents approved of the job Trump is doing; just 29% approve today. Among Republicans, Trump’s job approval is 74%, which represents a 14-point decline from last month.”
“The latest IBD/TIPP poll was taken from March 24-30, and includes responses from 904 people across the country, giving it a margin of error of +/-3.3 percentage points.”
“Across the board, the poll has bad news for Trump.”
“He lost significant support among his strongest backers: white men (which dropped from 58% in March to 49% today), and rural America, which went from 56% to 41% today.”
“Just over a third (37%) rate Trump’s handling of the economy as “good” or “excellent,” which is down from 43% last month. Only a quarter of those polled give him top marks on his handling of health care.”
“And 35% now say that Trump is providing strong leadership for the country, compared with 49% who say it is weak.”
It gets even better. 50% believe Russian interference effected the election.
Trump is also taking his lumps on the issue of Russian meddling with the election.
“Of those following the story closely, 50% now say that the outcome of the election was “influenced by Russia.” When IBD asked this question in January, 50% said Russia didn’t influence the outcome.”
“The shift is largely due to changing views of independents. In January, 54% said Russia didn’t have any influence on the election. Now, 51% of independents think it did.”
“Trump also gets little support for his contention that President Obama surveilled Trump and his team before the inauguration. Just 38% say it’s likely that Obama did that, while 59% say it’s not likely.”
“Fewer than half (44%) believe Obama administration holdovers have been leaking classified information in order to undermine the current administration.”
No doubt this is why he’s so frustrated. He’s talking about Hillary Clinton again this morning.
Maybe on some level even he wishes she were President now, he’s so clearly in over his head.
In other news, his deep budget cuts will hurt his own voters-in rural areas-particularly hard.
Trump claims he doesn’t lose.
These polls indicate he’s mistaken.
P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
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