Typically, a new President gets a honeymoon of sorts. But when the first 100 days of your administration looks as chaotic as a school of piranhas attacking a piece of meat, that honeymoon may not last long.
In the latest Quinnipiac poll, Donald Trump has numbers that rival the final months of the George W. Bush administration.
American voters, who gave President Donald Trump a slight approval bump after the missile strike in Syria, today give him a near-record negative 36 – 58 percent job approval rating, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Critical are big losses among white voters with no college degree, white men and independent voters.
Today’s job approval rating compares to a negative 40 – 56 percent approval rating in an April 19 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University and a negative 35 – 57 percent score April 4, his lowest approval rating since he became president.
There are other factors where things are getting worse for Trump:
- 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;
There’s more bad news in the poll:
American voters disapprove 58 – 37 percent of the way the news media covers Trump. Voters disapprove 65 – 31 percent of the way Trump talks about the media. And voters trust the media more than Trump 57 – 31 percent to tell the truth about important issues.
Trump’s first 100 days in office have been “mainly a failure,” 58 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say they have been “mainly a success.”
By a 54 – 38 percent margin, American voters want the Democratic Party to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives. This is the widest margin ever measured for this question in a Quinnipiac University poll, exceeding a 5 percentage point margin for Republicans in 2013.
How about that? A similar percentage people who disapprove of the way the media covers Trump, trust the media, more than Trump.
Perhaps people should consider that before blaming every stupid and dangerous move Trump makes on the press who are merely reporting it.