Politics

Poll: Trump's Approval Rating Falls To New Low

| by Ray Brown

President Donald Trump's approval ratings continue to fall, according to a new poll.

Released Feb. 22, the Quinnipiac University poll found that 55 percent of respondents do not approve of Trump's job performance so far.

That disapproval rating is the highest of Trump's young presidency.

"President Donald Trump's popularity is sinking like a rock," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "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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"This is a terrible survey one month in," Malloy added.

According to the poll, 55 percent said that Trump does not have good leadership skills; 53 percent said that he does not care about average Americans; and 63 percent said that he is not level-headed.

However, 64 percent said that Trump is a strong person and 58 percent believe that he is intelligent.

The Quinnipiac University poll is just one poll among many that tell different stories.

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As FiveThirtyEight pointed out, many other polls give Trump a higher job approval rating, including Rasmussen, which has Trump's job approval rating at 55 percent.

But that poll is the only one in which Trump has a job approval rating above 50 percent.

Many other polls, mostly online tallies, have Trump's approval rating ranging between 46 and 49 percent. But at least nine polls, including a CNN/ORC poll, has Trump's disapproval rating above 50 percent.

No matter which polls are used, Trump's popularity is less than all presidents' first month in recent history -- a trend that has been rather consistent for the former reality TV show host, according to The Hill. 

Sources: Quinnipiac University, FiveThirtyEight, The Hill / Photo Credit: Voice of America/Wikimedia Commons

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