Trump Approval Rating At Near-Record Low, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Roy Moore Should Drop Out, Voters Say Almost 3-1

American voters disapprove 58 – 35 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing, near his lowest score, a 61 – 33 percent disapproval August 2, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

Today’s approval rating compares to a 56 – 38 percent disapproval in an October 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Independent voters, a key voting bloc, disapprove of President Trump 63 – 31 percent. Democrats disapprove 91 – 5 percent. Republicans approve 80 – 11 percent.

In a new low for this measure, only 40 percent of American voters say Trump is fit to serve as president, while 57 percent say he is not fit.

American voters disapprove 79 – 15 percent, including 60 – 32 percent among Republicans, of the way Republicans in Congress are doing their job. Disapproval is overwhelming among every party, gender, education, age and racial group listed.

Voters disapprove 63 – 29 percent of the job Democrats in Congress are doing.

American voters say 51 – 38 percent that they would like to see Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018.

Voters also say 52 – 39 percent that they would like to see Democrats win control of the U.S. Senate in 2018.

“Must feel like Groundhog Day in Trumpland,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“President Donald Trump returns from his big Asia trip to find numbers frozen in the negative. Ominously, there is creeping slippage in the base.

“The president may have accomplished something in Asia: 36 percent of American voters say North Korea poses an immediate threat to the U.S., down from 48 percent one month ago.”

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Denis G Campbell
Denis G. Campbell is founder and editor of UK Progressive magazine and co-host of The Three Muckrakers podcast. He is the author of 7 books and provides Americas, EU and Middle Eastern commentary to the BBC, itv, Al Jazeera English, CNN, CRI, MSNBC and others. He is CEO of Monknash Media and a principal with B2E Consulting in London. You can follow him on Twitter @UKProgressive and on Facebook.

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