POLL: Trump’s Approval Rating Is “Sinking Like A Rock”

Business Insider reports:

President Donald Trump received his lowest approval rating since he took office in a poll released on Wednesday. Voters gave Trump a negative 38 – 51% job approval rating in Wednesday’s Quinnipiac University poll, down from a negative 42 – 51% approval rating in Quinnipiac’s last poll on February 7. The Quinnipiac poll shows a severe partisan split: Republicans approve of Trump 83 – 10%, while Democrats disapprove 5 – 91%.

“President Donald Trump’s popularity is sinking like a rock,” Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll said. “He gets slammed on honesty, empathy, level headedness and the ability to unite. And two of his strong points, leadership and intelligence, are sinking to new lows.”

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A majority of respondents said Trump is not honest (55 percent), doesn’t have good leadership skills (55 percent) or care about everyday Americans (53 percent), isn’t level-headed (63 percent), doesn’t share their values (60 percent) and is doing more to divide the country than unite it (58 percent).

One segment of voters is largely split on how often they can trust Trump to do the right thing: Eighteen percent say almost all the time, 20 percent most of the time and 21 percent some of the time. A whopping 40 percent, however, said they can hardly ever trust the president to do what’s right.

And while Trump gets warm marks on his handling of the economy, he faces high disapproval on foreign policy (56 percent), terrorism (49 percent), immigration (58 percent), Russia (57 percent), his currently blocked executive order travel ban — 53 percent oppose suspending travel from the seven predominantly Muslim nations and 60 percent oppose halting the entry of refugees (68 percent for Syrian refugees, specifically).