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Trump's Approval Ratings Continue To Fall

| by Ray Brown

President Donald Trump's approval ratings have dropped once again, despite higher rates of confidence in the economy.

According to a Fox News poll, 43 percent of voters approve of Trump's job performance, while 51 percent disapprove. That's a 5-point drop for Trump since February's ratings.

However, the Fox News poll found that people have a much higher confidence in the economy compared to the month before the 2016 election.

The poll found that 48 percent of voters believe the economy is "getting better," which is the highest rating since the question was first asked in 2003.

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And in October, only 37 percent felt the economy was improving for their family.

Meanwhile, 29 percent said the economy is getting worse, while 19 percent said it's staying the same.

In October, 2016, 48 percent said they felt the economy was getting better, while 14 percent said it's staying the same.

Trump also received low favorability ratings for his use of social media.

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The poll found that 50 percent of voters disapprove of the president's unorthodox tweeting style.

But 16 percent said they approve of Trump's twitter rants and 32 percent said they "wish he'd be more cautious."

Other polls also show Trump to be in a downward trend in terms of approval numbers.

According to a Rasmussen poll, Trump's approval rating as of March 21 is at 46 percent -- a 3 percent drop from the previous week. And 53 percent of respondents said they disapprove of the president, reported Newsweek.

Gallup had more bad news for Trump.

The polling firm found that Trump's approval rating during the first week of March was the worst for any newly elected president in six decades.

His approval rating during the first week of March was the worst for a newly elected president in more than six decades: 42 percent.

In March of 2009, former President Barack Obama had a 62 percent approval rating.

While Trump continues to pull poor job approval numbers, those numbers appear to be largely based on partisanship.

According to Rasmussen, 80 percent of Republicans approve Trump's job performance, while 82 percent of Democrats disapprove.

But Trump also has poor numbers among independents. Rasmussen found that 46 percent of non-affiliated voters approve of Trump's job performance, while 54 percent disapprove.

Sources: Fox News, Newsweek, Rasmussen / Photo Credit: Evan Guest/Flickr

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