President Donald Trump’s polls have been on a downward spiral since his disastrous summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he sided with the Russian leader over his own intelligence agencies on whether or not Russia meddled with United States elections during the 2016 campaign.
First, we saw last week’s Quinnipiac poll showing Trump falling to 38%.
President Trump's job approval rating is 38% in the new Quinnipiac poll.
82% among Republicans, 7% among Democrats, 32% among independents. pic.twitter.com/PR8R7aWPZJ
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) July 24, 2018
And now we have the new Gallup poll, which shows Trump losing a net of 6 points in his approval rating since the July 16th Helsinki meeting, dropping to 40% approve and 55% disapprove:
NEW: Trump's approval rating dipped down to 40 percent in latest Gallup weekly tracking poll pic.twitter.com/XPOLEjzJtA
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) July 30, 2018
The news comes after Trump recently bragged on Twitter about his numbers in an unspecified poll.
Thank you to all of my great supporters, really big progress being made. Other countries wanting to fix crazy trade deals. Economy is ROARING. Supreme Court pick getting GREAT REVIEWS. New Poll says Trump, at over 90%, is the most popular Republican in history of the Party. Wow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2018
Many Americans aren’t surprised at Gallup’s findings, including Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA).
Gallup has tracked @realDonaldTrump since his relatively small inauguration. On 2/12/17, Trump was at 53% disapproval, 41% approval. About a year and a half later, he is at 55% disapproval, 40% approval.
Turns out that sabotaging health care is not a winning issue for the GOP. https://t.co/L8rwd7zlpp
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 30, 2018
Gallup Poll #s for week off July 23-29. Cartoon for Day # 556; This week's results won't be anything he's bragging about.
Fun Fact: since Trump took office, his highest approval in this poll was 45%, which has only happened two weeks so far pic.twitter.com/MjQdZEGkXV
— KingOfPies (@RegalPastry) July 30, 2018
Finally- some are returning to their real religious values- pastors Point out the evils of this administration
— Deb (@DebSunshn) July 30, 2018
Others, however, are aghast that the numbers are so high.
I can’t believe how high it is honestly
— Bethany Design (@bethanydesign) July 30, 2018
It just doesn’t seem possible that 4 out of every 10 people I see out and about approve of this maniac at the helm.
— Greg Daake (@gregdaake) July 30, 2018
How could it possibly be that high?
— Joshua Roberts (@josh_the_red) July 30, 2018
However, Democrats shouldn’t begin popping bottles just yet.