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’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.
First Published: May 11, 2017 12:08 IST