Donald Trump’s troubles following his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey just got amplified by a new poll showing his approval rating spiraling down in complete freefall.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to a new low following a bounce in mid-April.
The poll, taken May 4-9 —before Comey’s firing—, shows Trump’s approval at 33% compared to 58% who said they disapprove of his performance as President.
Trump’s support had ticked up to 40% in a mid-April poll taken after Trump authorized a missile attack on a Syrian air base in response to a chemical weapons attack the US said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad perpetrated on civilians, including babies.
The new poll shows Trump’s approval rating returning below its previous position from a poll released April 4, when he earned a 35% approval rating.
And it gets worse. Among subgroups, Trump lost significant support among white respondents without college degrees. This demographic has consistently been one of the stronger groups for Trump and is a rough picture of the white working class.
The poll was taken after Trump’s 100th day in office and mostly after the House passed the Trump-endorsed health care bill on May 4, CNN reports.
The same poll found only 21% of respondents said they approve of the bill compared to 56% who oppose it.