Poll Shows Trump Approval Heading South

Donald Trump Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The latest poll, conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, shows that only 38 percent of Americans believe President Donald Trump is doing a good job. This was his lowest rating yet since he was inaugurated. The numbers who believe he is doing a poor job are almost 60 percent of those polled.

The biggest drop was found in the group of independent voters whose approval plummeted from 41 percent in September down to 34 percent in October. The numbers reveal that Trump has the lowest approval rating of any previous modern president. During the first fall of Obama’s, GW Bush’s and Bill Clinton’s presidency their approval ratings were polled at 51 percent, 88 percent and 47 percent, respectively.

The individual issues those surveyed were asked about included Trump’s handling of the NFL national anthem player protests, health care, the days after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and North Korea. In each of these crisis Trump’s score was 59 percent, 57 percent, 54 percent and 51 percent, who disapproved of his responses.

The poll surveyed 900 respondents during four days from October 23-26, half reached by cellphone.

Gail Nussbaum

Gail Nussbaum has been involved in politics and diplomacy for over 15 years. Her interest in foreign relations, economics and budget policy has led her to her position as fiscal policy writer at Left Justified. Gail can be contacted at gailnussbaum(at)leftjustified.com.

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