Trump Approval Ratings Tank Even Further


Donald Trump will likely go down in history as one of the most unliked and unpopular presidents in U.S. history, if not the most.

A new poll from Morning Consult / POLITICO released on Wednesday shows that Trump approval ratings are down to 47 percent, compared to 49 percent revealed in the same poll taken last week, dropping 2 percentage points.

Even worse, though probably not surprisingly, Trump’s disapproval rating has risen 5 percentage points since last week, from 41 percent to 46 percent.

Trump approval ratings

The change in poll numbers seems to contradict public opinion regarding the White House Resident’s Muslim travel ban, according to The Hill. The poll shows that a majority of Americans — 55 percent — either approve or strongly approve of the travel ban.

The poll finds that 82 percent of Republicans are all for the travel ban. Trump received 54 percent support for the ban from independent voters, and 65 percent of Democrats oppose the ban.

Other issues polled included opinions on whether or not to roll back the rule requiring a supermajority (60+ votes) to confirm a Supreme Court judicial appointment. The majority of voters –55 percent — think that the 60+ vote rule should stay in place as-is.

Trump approval ratings and SCOTUS appointments poll

Voters were also polled about rolling back Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that keeps abortion legal in the U.S. during the first trimester. Another majority — 56 percent — approval of the ruling and think it should stand as a constitutional right.

Poll on Roe vs. Wade

Democrats surveyed also indicated that they don’t want their elected leaders with work with Trump. Only 34 percent of Democrats told pollsters that they want their congressional representatives to look for ways to work with Trump “in order to get things done.”

The majority of Democrats — 56 percent — believe that their party representatives in congress should show Trump the same obstructionism that Republicans showed former President Barack Obama. Revealing the nearly hostile partisan divide in American politics, the majority of Democratic voters said that elected officials should stick to principles “even if even if that means blocking all legislation or nominees for government posts.”

Unsurprisingly, 82 percent of Republican voters said that Democrats in Congress should find a way to work with Trump, while 9 percent of them said Dems should stick to their principles.

Overall, however, a majority of 58 percent of American voters polled do want Congress to find a way to work with the former reality TV star in the Oval office.

Some voters aren’t willing to give Trump much time to “make America great again,” however. When polled as to how long the inexperienced Republican should be given to do so, 19 percent said less than a year. Twenty-one percent are willing to give him the whole four years of his term. The majority, however, 29 percent, said that America was already great before Trump was elected.

Trump Approval Ratings and Making America Great

The poll surveyed 2,070 registered voters between Feb. 2 and 4.


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