Newly Released Poll Delivers Terrible News For Trump, GOP
A newly released poll from Quinnipiac University found that President Trump’s support among the voters who propelled him into the White House is rapidly declining, sending a clear signal that Trump voters are going through a collective sense of regret just six months through his tenure.
Not only had Trump’s approval rating sunk to a new low, but support among key demographics Trump won during the 2016 election—most notably white voters without a college degree—had also dropped off, the poll found.
The survey shows that just 33 percent of voters approved of Trump’s job performance overall, a sharp decline from 40 percent approval in the Quinnipiac poll at the end of June. Sixty-one percent of voters disapproved of Trump in the latest survey.
But even among white, non-college voters—the folks often credited with handing Trump the presidency—the president’s approval rating was underwater. Just 43 percent of that demographic approved of Trump’s job performance while 50 percent disapproved. In June, 53 percent of white voters without a college degree approved of the president. In the 2016 election, meanwhile, 66 percent of whites with no college degree voted for Trump, according to exit polls.
Trump is losing support even among white, male voters—62 percent of whom voted for Trump in November.
According to Quinnipiac, forty-seven percent of white men approved of the job Trump is doing while 48 percent disapproved. White women—52 percent of whom voted for Trump—disapproved of the president’s job performance by a large margin, 64 percent to 31 percent.
The survey is certainly more bad news for the former reality-TV-start-turned-president amid an ongoing investigation into his ties to Russia and a White House that has largely been defined by chaos and confusion.
The trend also puts the GOP on notice as Democrats are poised to reclaim those voters and regain control of Congress in the 2018 midterm election.
The Quinnipiac poll interviewed 1,125 voters from July 27 through August 1. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.