23, February 2017
US President Donald Trump’s approval rating has dropped to a new low at 38 percent, a new poll shows. According to the Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday, only 38 percent of Americans approve of the New York billionaire, while 55 percent disapprove of him. The poll also indicated a strong partisan divide, with 83 percent of Republicans backing him and 91 percent of Democrats opposing him.
A previous version of the poll showed a 41 percent support for the Republican president and a 51 percent disapproval rating. The 17-point difference in the latest survey means the new president’s “popularity is sinking like a rock,” according to Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the poll.
“He gets slammed on honesty, empathy, level headedness and the ability to unite. And two of his strong points, leadership and intelligence, are sinking to new lows. This is a terrible survey one month in,” Malloy added.
According to a RealClearPolitics average of recent polls, the real estate tycoon enjoys a 44.5 percent support for his job performance, while he is disapproved by 50.5 percent others. The most conservative poll considered in the average is conducted by Rasmussen Reports, which shows a 51 percent approval and a 49 percent disapproval rating for the commander-in-chief.