New Approval Ratings Bear Terrible News for Trump

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings just keep falling. The latest Quinnipiac University national poll, released yesterday, shows that more Americans disapprove of Trump and fewer approve of the job he is doing as president.

The polling was conducted from May 4-9, so the numbers do not yet reflect the full fall out of the Comey firing and of the resulting increase in criticism from some Republican lawmakers. Even without these, Trump only earned a 36 percent approval rate. Of the voters polled, 58 percent disapproved of the job he is doing.

May poll
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But the biggest blow in these numbers came from Trump’s support among white voters with no college degree. White men and independent voters are beginning to abandon him. In April, 57 percent of white voters with no college degree approved of how the president was doing his job. Only 38 percent disapproved. Yesterday’s data showed a nearly even split, with 47 percent of the group saying they approve and 46 percent saying they disapprove.

According to Quinnipiac, “white men go from a 53 – 41 percent approval April 19 to a split today with 48 percent approving and 46 percent disapproving.” And independent voters

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