Fox News Poll: Majority Think Trump’s Presidency Is Falling Apart, Pence Not Doing Well Either

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Donald Trump’s alleged presidency is going swimmingly as the former reality show star finds his administration plagued with scandals. Trump’s unpopularity is well documented by every single pollster and that now includes Fox News.

The right-wing media outlet found that Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey was for self-serving reasons. In addition, those polled approve of a special counsel being appointed to investigate the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and any collusion from the Trump campaign.

And, a majority opposes the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. And it’s catastrophic. The CBO just came out with its findings.

Oh, and this would affect Trump supporters, too, and they know it.

14 million more people would be uninsured under H.R. 1628 than under current law. The increase in the number of uninsured people relative to the number projected under current law would reach 19 million in 2020 and 23 million in 2026. In 2026, an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law.

The Fox News’ poll found that 40 percent of voters approve of the job Trump is doing —  that number is down from 45 percent last month. The former reality show star’s disapproval is up 5 points to 53 percent.

Approval from Republicans  is dropping:

Some of the drop in approval comes from Republicans, as just 81 percent approve of the president. GOP approval had been between 84-87 percent during Trump’s first three months in office. Plus, his approval among whites without a college degree went from 62 percent last month to 53 percent now. Working-class whites were a key voting bloc for him in the election (66 percent backed Trump according to the Fox News Exit Poll).

As far as Independents, approval fell to 34 percent from 42 percent in April. Forty-six percent voted for Trump.

 

Vice-President Mike Pence isn’t doing well either. His ratings also dropped.

42 percent of voters approve of his job performance, down from 50 percent in April. Disapproval is up 10 points to 43 percent.

A majority of those polled, 53 percent, thinks Trump’s first few months in office shows his presidency is coming apart.

44 percent of working-class white people oppose the GOP health care bill, and 50 percent don’t think he’ll build a wall.

In addition, by a 60-29 percent margin, voters think the real reason Trump fired Comey is because FBI investigations were harming the White House rather than because Comey was harming the agency…

Only 34 percent agree with Comey’s firing, and confidence in the FBI mostly held steady at 79 percent since his dismissal. By comparison, 45 percent of voters have confidence in Trump.

Nearly 7-in-10 registered voters who were polled (68 percent) approve of the Justice Department appointing a special counsel to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

About the Leaker-in-Chief:

A majority of Republicans (58 percent) thinks Trump’s recent sharing of counterintelligence with Russian officials was a reasonable thing to do. Among all voters, a majority says it showed bad judgment (57 percent).

72 percent of Trump voters still want the amateur president to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border — and 64 percent actually believe that he will. However, among all voters, only 36 percent believe that he will build the wall. Apparently, Trump supporters don’t mind paying for it because, after all, Mexico (shocker) will not be paying for it, hello?

60 percent are concerned about climate change, but it looks like they’ll have to remain worried as Trump dismantles everything his predecessor did to try to help the environment.


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