After three years in office, President Donald Trump's average approval rating has never risen above 50 percent.
While he enjoys a high approval rating among the Republican party, a new hashtag trending on Twitter is highlighting those who were so repulsed by him that they left the party all together.
The hashtag #ILeftTheGOP, apparently started by former Conservative writer Cheri Jacobus, shot to one of the top trends on Twitter.
Jacobus left the GOP as soon as Trump won the Republican nomination in the summer of 2016.
#ILeftTheGOP in July, 2016 as they nominated Trump. When did you? Use the hashtag and give us your date! Tag tho… https://t.co/FFFSmXZong— Cheri Jacobus (@Cheri Jacobus) 1580097044.0
Others left around the same time as Jacobus did, noting that the GOP betrayed its principles when it made Trump the face of the party.
#ILeftTheGOP when they nominated Trump. He’s like a combination of Tony Clifton, Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, and Joe Si… https://t.co/zy4gz3Jteb— Darren P. Oswald (@Darren P. Oswald) 1580098956.0
#ILeftTheGOP when Trump was nominated. I would not be a party to that travesty. Now a Democrat and will #VoteBlueNoMatterWho— CrazyCommonSense (@CrazyCommonSense) 1580138360.0
#ILeftTheGOP mentally in July 2016 when it became unbelievably clear that Trump was going to get the nomination. I… https://t.co/dMeKvTOnv1— Kylie Heintz (@Kylie Heintz) 1580098203.0
@CheriJacobus @IAmSophiaNelson @BillKristol @JoeNBC #ILefttheGOP in 2016 after Trump got the nomination. I knew abo… https://t.co/BUEdNsbVz4— Chad Thomas (@Chad Thomas) 1580098141.0
Others left after Trump's numerous scandals and lies became too much.
@CheriJacobus @IAmSophiaNelson @BillKristol @JoeNBC #ILeftTheGOP in January of 2017, when Trump when out of his way… https://t.co/Q3JvGtoLIB— Human Scum (@Human Scum) 1580097272.0
@CheriJacobus @IAmSophiaNelson @BillKristol @JoeNBC #Ileftthegop right after the Charlottesville comments - that wa… https://t.co/xlBMLQnmbL— Honeybee0427 (@Honeybee0427) 1580097507.0
#ILeftTheGOP after 30 years when I saw the GOP’response to Trump’s Helsinki performance. I did NOT vote for Trump,… https://t.co/t352pdyleI— I Hate His Ass (@I Hate His Ass) 1580123523.0
#ILeftTheGOP when I watched the impeachment hearings live and watched credible witnesses fully lay out piece by dam… https://t.co/XLaBgU5gzD— Julie K (@Julie K) 1580135875.0
@CheriJacobus @IAmSophiaNelson @BillKristol @JoeNBC #ILeftTheGOP in 2017 when it became obvious that they had becom… https://t.co/CzIUFqUfDD— Gordon Beeding (@Gordon Beeding) 1580101001.0
Make no mistake: though many are sharing the stories that led them to leave the GOP, it by no means indicates that Trump will be easy to beat in November.
With remaining Republicans—including those in the Senate—unwilling to rebuke Trump, the answer will be left up to the voters.