These Charts Show Why Donald Trump's Approval Ratings Are Unprecedented, and That's Very Bad News for Republicans
According to polls from varied sources, the view of the United States economy rarely rated higher than now. Only during the booming tech stock period from 1998 to the beginning of 2001 have polls shown higher numbers regarding the economy.
But another approval number continues to fall pointing to an unusual disconnect.
Donald Trump Jr. Doctored a Graphic of His Father's Approval Rating, and The Internet Let Him Have It
In a since deleted Instagram post made Wednesday night, Donald Trump, Jr. shared a poorly photoshopped image of a CNN Gallup poll graphic. The poorly altered image showed his father finally reaching a 50 percent approval rating.
In his caption, the younger Trump stated:
Two New Polls Taken In the Past Week Show How Americans Feel About Trump's Response to the Parkland Shooting
While President Donald Trump and his supporters tout the results of a straw poll of the approximately 10,000 attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), two polls from USA Today and CNN paint a drastically different story.
The CPAC poll had Trump's approval rating among far right activists and leaders at 93 percent. The president quickly Tweeted the results. His detractors did as well.
Public Policy Polling’s latest national poll found a record level of support for impeaching Donald Trump. 49% of voters support impeachment while 41% oppose it, with 10% undecided. For 6 months in a row the polling organization found a plurality of voters in favor of impeaching Donald Trump. However this is the closest results to a majority (>50%).
President Trump’s approval rating declined by a net 7 points in October. In September PPP found him at 42% of voters approving of him to 53% who disapproved. Now those numbers are 38% of voters approving of the president to 56% who disapprove, with 6% undecided.
After the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare failed last week, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer his prescription for how Republicans should move forward on health care:
But a new poll released Monday indicates the American people are not on board with that strategy.
President Donald Trump's approval ratings have continued to move downward, according to the latest survey from Monmouth University. Notably, Trump's biggest decline came among residents in the swing counties that helped decide last year's presidential election. In the 300 counties where Trump's winning margin over Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent, was in the single digits, his approval rating dropped from 41 percent to 34 percent in the current poll.
"Trump has been losing support in the places that matter most," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, in a statement.
57 percent of young adults, including three-quarters of black respondents and large majorities of Latinos and Asians, see Donald Trump's presidency as illegitimate, according to a GenForward poll of 1,833 adults age 18 to 30. The poll was conducted by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research between February 16 and March 6.
A breakdown of these results showed that a slim majority of young whites consider Trump a legitimate president, but a large number still view his job performance negatively.