Poll: Donald Trump’s Disapproval Rating Hits Record High of 58 Percent

A new Quinnipiac poll finds Donald Trump’s disapproval rating at a record high of 58 percent, while his approval rating plunges to 36 percent.

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Poll: Donald Trump’s Disapproval Rating at Record High of 58 Percent

Trump is racking up big losses “among white voters with no college degree, white men and independent voters,” Quinnipiac reports.

“There is no way to spin or sugarcoat these sagging numbers,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.  “The erosion of white men, white voters without college degrees and independent voters, the declaration by voters that President Donald Trump’s first 100 days were mainly a failure and deepening concerns about Trump’s honesty, intelligence and level headedness are red flags that the administration simply can’t brush away,” Malloy added.

Key metrics:

  • Negative 29 – 63 percent among independent voters, down from a negative 38 – 56 percent April 19;
  • A split among white voters with no college degree, as 47 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove, compared to a 57 – 38 percent approval April 19;
  • White men go from a 53 – 41 percent approval April 19 to a split today with 48 percent approving and 46 percent disapproving.
  • 61 – 33 percent that he is not honest, compared to 58 – 37 percent April 19;
  • 56 – 41 percent that he does not have good leadership skills, little change;
  • 59 – 38 percent that he does not care about average Americans, compared to 57 – 42 percent April 19;
  • 66 – 29 percent that he is not level-headed, compared to 63 – 33 percent last month;
  • 62 – 35 percent that he is a strong person, little change;
  • 56 – 41 percent that he is intelligent, compared to 58 – 38 percent;
  • 64 – 32 percent that he does not share their values, compared to 61 – 35 percent;
  • 52 – 40 percent of the way Trump is handling the economy;
  • 44 percent approve of the way he is handling U.S. policy toward North Korea and 48 percent disapprove;
  • Disapprove 59 – 36 percent of the way he is handling foreign policy;
  • 45 percent approve of the way he is handling terrorism and 48 percent disapprove;
  • Disapprove 62 – 35 percent of the way he is handling immigration;
  • And voters trust the media more than Trump 57 – 31 percent to tell the truth about important issues.

The poll found that Trump’s first 100 days in office is viewed by most as a “mainly a failure” — 58 percent to 38 percent.

A majority of voters, 54 – 38 percent, want the Democratic Party to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections.