New Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating Hits a Historic Low, Even Among Republicans
The chaotic Trump administration is in freefall as the president’s approval rating has hit a new low, according to a national poll released Thursday.
The poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center, found that just 32 percent of Americans approve of how Trump is handling his job as president, while a whopping 63 percent say they disapprove.
Trump’s approval rating is down from the previous Pew poll conducted in October. Meanwhile, the 63 percent of Americans who disapprove of Trump’s job as president is the highest Pew has measured in the poll, topping a previous high of 59 percent in Pew’s October survey.
Trump’s approval rating among Republicans and GOP-leaning voters has fallen from 84 percent in February to 76 percent in the latest poll.
The poll shows that Trump has also lost support among other key groups over the past 10 months, including white Americans and evangelicals.
Forty-one percent of white Americans say they approve of Trump, compared to 49 percent in February. His support among white evangelical Protestants has also dropped from 78 percent in February to 61 percent in the December survey.
Trump’s approval rating at this point in this presidency sits far lower than his recent predecessors, according to the poll. The next-lowest approval rating at this point in a presidency belongs to former President Clinton, who held a 48 percent approval rating in 1993, at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Former President Obama held a 59 percent approval rating at this point during his first term in 2009, and 80 percent of Americans approved of former President George W. Bush’s job as president in 2001 after Bush received a surge in approval following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.