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Trump’s approval rating near record low with losses among uneducated white men: Poll

His approval rating is down from the last poll in mid-April, following his decision to launch US missile strikes against the Syrian regime, in which 40% of the public approved of it.

world Updated: May 11, 2017 20:37 IST
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at an event with veterans and Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, aboard the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at an event with veterans and Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, aboard the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.(Reuters)

US President Donald Trump’s approval rating is nearing a record low, with losses among the non-college-educated and white men, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University poll issued on Wednesday found 36% approve of Trump’s job while 58% disapprove of it, reports CBS News.

His approval rating is down from the last poll in mid-April, following his decision to launch US missile strikes against the Syrian regime, in which 40% of the public approved of it.

In early April, he received the lowest approval rating of his presidency so far -- 35%.

Only 29% of independent voters now approve of his job, down from 38% in April.

White voters with no college degree, meanwhile, are split with 47% approving and 46 disapproving, CBS News reported citing the poll.

More than half, 52%, said that they disapprove of the way Trump is handling the economy and a majority, 59%, also said they disapprove of the way he was handling foreign policy.

Meanwhile, 54% said they want the Democratic Party to win back control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections, compared to 38% who feel the opposite.

71% of voters said they disapprove of the way congressional Republicans are doing their jobs and 58% said the same about their Democratic counterparts, the poll showed.

The poll surveyed 1,078 voters between May 4 and 9.