Quinnipiac poll: President Trump's job approval sinks to 33%

Calvin Saunders
August 4, 2017

Despite his approval ratings hitting a record low and his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Trump took to Twitter to boast that his administration is "WINNING".

According to a new poll by Quinnipiac University, 68 percent of United States voters say trans people should be allowed to serve in the military.

Trump, who frequently blasts polls that reflect a negative approval rating for him, has previously touted Rasmussen's findings. Democrats hold a whopping 61 percent disapproval rating among these voters, with only 32 percent approving. Forty-six percent of voters said more acceptance of transgender people would be "a good thing for the country", 14 percent said it would be "a bad thing", and 39 percent said it would make little difference difference. And (standard poll-story disclaimer) this is only one poll. Trump has repeatedly praised the poll - which has been rated by polling analysts as less accurate than many of its peers - for its accuracy in instances where it has shown positive ratings. White men are divided 47 - 48 percent and Republicans approve 76 - 17 percent. "40 percent he is abusing the powers of his office and say 60 - 36 percent that he believes he is above the law".

GettyPresident Donald Trump on July 27.

Ever since May, polling trends have shown that Trump's base continues to shrink, as Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight wrote.

All of that helped push Trump's approval to a record low in this poll. Sixty-two percent of American voters disapproved of his job performance. It also follows another reshuffle in the executive branch, with former Press Secretary Sean Spicer's replacement, Anthony Scaramucci, fired after 10 days, and the departure of former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

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However, the addition of Kelly, a military general, could signal a major change in how the White House presents itself.

The May 11 national poll found 21% of USA voters approve of revised GOP health plan; voters reject Trump tax plan nearly 2-1.

The poll was conducted from July 27 to August 1, with the university surveying 1,125 voters nationwide via telephone calls.

The June 29 national poll found Trump gets small bump from American voters; voters want Democrats to control House, Senate.

As polarized as the polling was during the Obama years, and as unpopular as George W. Bush was, neither of the two previous presidents were considered embarrassments by voters.

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