Aug 02, 2017
As President Donald Trump appears to be making up phone calls between himself and "the head of the Boy Scouts" and the president of Mexico, his approval rating has sunk to an all-time low, while his disapproval rating has reached its highest number.
The Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday shows that a mere 33 percent of American voters approve of the job he's doing as president, while 61 percent disapprove. The new figures, says Quinnipiac, are the lowest approval and highest disapproval number since Trump took office.
There's no wishy-washy-ness about it. Fifty-five percent say they disapprove strongly; 6 percent say they disapprove somewhat.
The figures mark a steep drop from Quinnipiac's June 29 poll, which showed a 40 percent approval rating and 55 percent disapproval rating.
Among the poll's other findings are that 71 percent say Trump is not level-headed; 62 percent say he is not honest; 63 percent believe he does not have good leadership skills; and 58 percent believe he's attempted to interfere in the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
A majority would also like to see the tweeter-in-chief curb his social media habits.
Trump declared Tuesday on Twitter that the medium is the "Only way for me to get the truth out!" The new poll, however, shows that 69 percent of voters think he should stop tweeting from his personal account.
"It's hard to pick what is the most alarming number in the troubling trail of new lows for President Donald Trump," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, in a press statement. "Profound embarrassment over his performance in office and deepening concern over his level-headedness have to raise the biggest red flags."
"The daily drip drip of missteps and firings and discord are generating a tidal wave of bad polling numbers," he continued, adding: "Is there a wall big enough to hold it back?"
The Quinnipiac poll was one of three released on Wednesday. Gallup shows Trump with a 36 percent approval rating and 60 percent disapproval rating. He fared slightly better in the Morning Consult/Politico survey, which shows that 53 percent of registered voters disapprove and 42 percent approve of his job in the White House.
And though, as TIMEreported this week of Rasmussen, "Trump has regularly tweeted links to the polling outfit, long a favorite among conservatives, when it's shown him doing better on his approval rating than other polls," he's not done so this week.
That outfit's daily tracking on Monday showed Trump with the support of just 39 percent of likely voters, while 61 said they disapprove. On Wednesday, his outlook appeared no better, with the president reaching a 38 percent approval rating and 62 percent disapproval rating.
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