It’s a record for Trump…but probably not the kind he was hoping for.
To say that his first two months in office have been turbulent would be a massive understatement. The American people apparently agree what that.
Just today, Gallop revealed their latest numbers for Trump’s job approval/disapproval, and what it reveals will terrify Republicans who are already looking ahead to next year’s mid-term elections.
Today’s poll shows that Trump is the middle of an approval avalanche: he sits at a lowly 37% approval rating, versus a skyrocketing 58% disapproval rating. This beats his previous record of a 38% approval from the middle of February.
The latest slide began after Trump hit a 45% approval just a week before. Since then, the GOP’s new healthcare plan came out, and his claims of Obama wiretapping have been widely discredited by virtually every intelligence official who has spoken out – this includes the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee.
Aside from the controversy over Trump’s wiretapping claim, the latest poll numbers suggest growing dissatisfaction with his performance following the chaotic rollout of Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and reaction to his travel ban that has faced stiff legal opposition.
According to Gallop, the poll surveyed 1500 Americans, and has a margin of error +/- 3 percentage points.