Job approval for President Trump, as he passes his 70-day mark in office, has dropped again this time to just 35 percent from the Gallup Poll's latest three day tracking numbers.
Since taking office, President Trump has embarked on a steady march toward the political right and the drop in his approval rating should not be a surprise to anyone. That means just 36 percent of Americans approve of the job President Trump is doing, while 57 percent disprove of his work so far. Trump has already dipped lower than his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, ever did. Even Ronald Reagan's lowest rating was one point below Trump, at 35 percent.
Since University of ME students have been gone, newly inaugurated President Donald J. Trump has made a number of allegations that the Obama administration has been spying on him since the 2016 election.
The plunge in the approval ratings has come following the failure of Donald Trump in replacing ObamaCare last week. It has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points. Trump had pushed for a vote, but after scrambling for support and coming up short, House Speaker Paul Ryan scrapped it.
While polls and approval ratings don't count for everything in politics, President Donald Trump and his administration must surely be troubled by the news. If Trump continues to push hard right Republican policies, new approval rating lows will be a regular occurrance for this president. President Harry Truman recorded both the lowest individual rating at 22 percent and the lowest average over the span of a presidency at 45.4 percent.
Trump's approval rating could mean that executive orders are the only vehicle open to him to push his agenda.
If turnout played only a modest role in Mr. Trump's victory, then the big driver of his gains was persuasion: He flipped millions of white working-class Obama supporters to his side.