Donald Trump’s presidential approval ratings hit another all time low, poll reveals

Donald Trump’s presidential approval rating has dipped to an all-time new low in a recent poll.

Just 37 per cent of American voters said they approved of his “handling of his job”, while 56 per cent said they disapproved, the survey by the independent Quinnipiac University, found.

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It was the lowest result recorded by the pollster, which found that Mr Trump had a 44 per cent disapproval rating they recorded shortly after his January inauguration.

“Although taking a beating, he keeps on tweeting to the point where even his fiercely loyal base appears to be eroding,” said Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“Most alarming for President Donald Trump, the demographic underpinnings of his support, Republicans, white voters, especially men and those without a college degree, are starting to have doubts.”

The poll found 43 per cent of men approve of Mr Trump’s leadership compared with 49 per cent in its 7 March poll.

Republicans approved by 81 per cent compared with 91 per cent two weeks ago and white voters approved 44 per cent compared with 49 per cent.

A total 31 per cent of women said they approved, along with 16 per cent of non-white voters.

Just six per cent of people who voted for Mr Trump’s rival Democratic Party said they approved of his leadership.

A large 60 per cent meanwhile said they thought he was dishonest, 55 per cent said he does not have good leadership skills, 57 per cent that he does not care about average Americans, and 66 per cent that he is not level-headed.

The findings come days after a Gallup poll found his approval rating was also 37 per cent – the lowest percentage for any US leader at the 100 day point of their presidential career.

The Quinnipiac poll also found 70 per cent do not believe Mr Trumps claims that his predecessor Barack Obama wiretapped his headquarters in the run up to the presidential election. Only 41 per cent of his Republican base believe them.

The poll surveyed 1,056 voters nationwide, by calling landlines and mobiles between 16 March and 21 March. Quinnipiac admits a margin of error of around three percentage points.

Source: Independent

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