Poll

Trump Approval Hits a New Record Low

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Trump has settled into an approval rating of just 37 percent according to the latest Gallup poll.

A solid majority of Americans polled, 58 percent, said they disapprove of the president’s job performance.

The results represent Trump’s worst results in the poll since his inauguration in January and a swing from just over a week ago, on March 11, when 45 percent of those surveyed told Gallup they approved of the president’s job performance (49 percent said they disapproved then).

This is the lowest approval rating registered by Gallup of any previous president at this early point (two months) in their first term.

From my perspective, the fact that his approval rating has swung this far in a single week is less about statistical noise and more about Trump's ability to self-destruct after briefly enjoying modest headlines. Everything Trump touches turns to shit.

If Republicans actually kick 24 million or more people off their healthcare, Trump's approval will dive south of George W. Bush at his lowest point.

  • muselet

    Donald Trump’s approval could drop to 0—literally 100% disapproval and 0% approval—and it would have no effect on the man.

    –alopecia

    • ninjaf

      But it would have an effect on the Republicans in Congress, and they would drop their charade of offering lip service to supporting his positions and start the impeachment process against him because he could no longer be their useful idiot.

      • muselet

        I’m not so sure. As long as Donald Trump can hold a pen and scrawl his name, he’ll be useful to the Rs.

        Besides which, Rs almost always circle the wagons to protect one of their own (yes, Trump is one of them).

        –alopecia

  • Scopedog

    It’ll go past Nixon, to be honest.

    And the revelations at the hearings today sure as shit didn’t help matters.

    But…despite this shitpile in the White House, H.A. Goodman is giddy that Wikileaks is promoting his latest bilge-spew–no, nothing on Trump and the Russian connection, but a whine-fest about how Donna Brazille and the DNC are the true dangers to America because they didn’t let Bernie get the nomination.

    …I need a drink.

  • Aynwrong

    “If Republicans actually kick 24 million or more people off their healthcare, Trump’s approval will dive south of George W. Bush at his lowest point.”

    Perhaps. I have absolutely no faith in the ability Republican voters to ever make a good call even in the face of the most obvious evidence.

    This was said recently on Twitter:
    “It’s hard to pity Trump voters when their common thread seems to be “I knew he’d fuck people over, I just didn’t know I’d be among them.”

    Sums up the reason for my lack of faith perfectly.

    • Christopher Foxx

      “It’s hard to pity Trump voters when their common thread seems to be “I knew he’d fuck people over, I just didn’t know I’d be among them.”

      It’s funny because EVERYBODY else knew.

  • Georgie