President Donald Trump has a huge problem. As his presidency hobbles along, the American people keep sending him a message that he’s not going to like at all. His popularity, if he ever had any, is shrinking on a level that would make most politicians cringe. The American people collectively don’t like the job Trump is doing in his first year in office. Here’s what the Hill just reported:
President Trump’s job approval rating hit a new low in November and has declined for three months straight, according to the latest Harvard/Harris survey. The poll found that 41 percent approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to 59 percent who disapprove. That’s down from a 45 percent approval in September and the previous low of 42 percent, which Trump hit in October. Trump peaked in the Harvard/Harris survey at 49 percent approval in March.
Also, according to RealClearPolitics, Trump has a 38 percent job approval rating, an historic low for a president at this stage in his term.
Trump received votes on the basis that he was an outsider and could bring change to a system in Washington that many had grown increasingly tired of and thus were seeking an alternative that would put America on a better course. However, Trump’s controversy over his administration’s alleged ties to Russia, the anxiety he’s raised with North Korea, and the constant drama coming out of a dysfunctional White House has disturbed many Americans, including some of his voters. The bright side for Trump appears to be that some in his base appear to still be sticking with him:
79 percent of Republicans and 86 percent of Trump voters approve of the job he is doing. Trump slumps to only 38 percent approval among independents and is almost universally disliked among Democrats, African-Americans and Clinton voters.
From the way things are going though, you can be sure that he will lose his own voters as time passes.