A new Gallup poll shows that White House Resident Donald Trump is at his lowest level of approval since his inauguration. The poll shows his approval rating at a dismal 37 percent.
His disapproval rating has risen accordingly, with 58 percent of those surveyed saying that they are unhappy with his policies and performance. According to CNBC, Trump’s approval rating was 45 percent one week prior to the recent poll.
The poll results seem to be related to a number of controversial policies from both the Trump administration and the Republican leadership in Congress, according to Business Insider. Support for the new bill constructed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, often called “Obamacare” has been difficult for the GOP to generate.
The new bill to replace Obamacare, called the American Health Care Act, has resulted in backlash from Americans, Democrats, the American Medical Association, and the AARP, as well as from Republicans who hope to ever be re-elected to office.
The bill will negatively impact the middle-aged and seniors, rural residents, and low-income Americans, according to estimates provided by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
According to polling by Quinnipiac University, a majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s intentions to repeal and replace Obamacare, with 51 percent in favor of keeping the legislation.
Other controversies, such as Trump’s groundless and unrelenting claims on Twitter that former President Barack Obama had his offices in Trump Tower wiretapped during the presidential campaign, has also soured Americans on the real estate developer.
The last time Trump’s approval rating tanked, his administration was caught up in a scandal involving former national security advisor, Gen. Michael Flynn. Trump was also embroiled in a fight with federal courts over what many felt was an unconstitutional travel ban that left legal U.S. residents and those with legitimate visas sitting in airports, causing chaos at ports of entry across the country.
According to Bloomberg reporter Steven Dennis, this is the lowest approval rating received by a sitting president during their first 60 days ever recorded.
Trump approval drops to 37% – the worst Gallup poll any president has ever had this early in their term. pic.twitter.com/399k8tLFmx
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) March 19, 2017
The poll showing this new low, notes The Independent, also precedes the expected announcement from FBI director James Comey that Trump’s allegations of wiring tapping are unfounded.
It also precedes the former reality TV show host’s fifth multi-million dollar golf trip since the inauguration.
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