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Trump’s Political Base–Even Under-Educated Whites–Losing Interest In White House Failure

August 8, 2017

The numbers from recent polls about President Trump are such that some think he should be placed on suicide watch.

On Monday evening, a new CNN poll put his job approval rating at 38 percent. Just as worryingly from the White House’s perspective, the same survey showed his “strong approval” among Republicans sliding to 59 percent, from 73 percent in February.

In a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, Trump registered an overall job approval rating of just 33 percent.

The president was even underwater among white people without a college education — the heart of his election-winning coalition last November — registering 43 percent approval and 50 percent disapproval with that group.

Let me stress a point here.

Trump’s ‘strong approval’ among whites without a college degree – a group that helped propel him to office — dropped 12 percentage points from February!

And the Quinnipiac poll, like the CNN survey, showed a decline in the share of Republicans approving of his performance. Among Republicans, his performance won the approval of 76 percent now in contrast to 84 percent in late June.

The assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, Tim Malloy, said in the statement accompanying the poll’s release that “it’s hard to pick what is the most alarming number in the troubling trail of new lows for President Donald Trump.”

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