25, May 2017
US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to a record low, standing at 40 percent, a new poll shows. According to a Fox new poll released on Thursday, 53 percent of voters disapprove of the job Trump is doing. Vice President Mike Pence is also facing the lowest approval rating, 42 percent, and 43 percent disapprove of him.
A similar Fox News poll last month found that only 45 percent of voters approved of Trump’s job performance, and 50 percent approved of Pence’s. The current numbers show a significant drop compared to those from April. The poll numbers also mirror how voters feel about the House Republicans’ latest effort to repeal Obamacare.
Forty percent of Americans approve of the Republican effort to replace the Affordable Care Act, while 53 percent are opposed. Businessman-turned-politician Trump, within hours of taking the oath of office on January 20, fulfilled one of his most impassioned promises he had made during his presidential campaign and signed an executive order to “ease the burden of Obamacare,” which covers some 20 million Americans.
Republicans criticized Obamacare as an excessive government intrusion into the health care market and contended that it was harming economic growth by burdening businesses. Other top issues of the poll included the investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, infrastructure repair, North Korea, and the war against Daesh (ISIL) in Iraq and Syria.
Pollsters also found that voters are most strongly concerned about government spending, with 80 percent saying they were very concerned. The results of the poll, which has a three percent margin of error, are based on interviews with about 1,011 adults.