Trump Approval Ratings Hit New Lows in Latest Surveys
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Aug 04, 2017,
Aug 04, 2017, 0:13
Fewer voters, 29 percent, say Trump's staff serves him well, compared with 39 percent who say his staff doesn't serve him well.
A new Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday shows that just 33 percent of American voters approve of the job Trump is doing and 61 percent say they disapprove. No president in the history of polling has ever had worse ratings, and today, new polls find even Trump's ratings have never been worse than now.
And 54 percent of voters said they were embarrassed to have Trump as president. "Profound embarrassment over his performance in office and deepening concerns over his level-headedness have to raise the biggest heads".
More than two-thirds of voters, or 68%, say transgender people should be able to serve in the military, according to the poll.
The poll of 1,125 voters was conducted July 27-Aug.
And while it's generally true that it's best not to focus too heavily on any individual poll, FiveThirtyEight found this week that Trump's average approval rating across all polling reached an all-time low, while his disapproval reaching an all-time high. It pointed out that 18 other countries - including Australia, Canada, Israel, and the United Kingdom - allow transgender people to serve openly in the military with "little or no impact on unit cohesion, operational effectiveness, or readiness".
And, just to rub salt int he wound, Rasmussen adds: "Trump's overall approval numbers this week are lower than any Barack Obama received during his entire presidency".
More than half of Republicans in a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday do not approve of the way their party has handled healthcare in Congress. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.
A Gallup poll shows results consistent with results from the other two surveys.