Overall, just 36% approve of the way the President is handling his job, down from 42% in August.
A majority of Americans say the writer of the op-ed ought to publicly identify themselves (58% say so), and 55% feel it is inappropriate for an administration official to work against the agenda of the president for whom he or she works.
Each book describes a White House in chaos and breaks down how Trump's aides hide key information from him in order to stop him from adopting potentially unsafe policies. In the new poll, less than half (46%) say Trump can manage the government effectively compared to 56% who say he cannot.
Even if the initiative fails to pass, it could put Democrats in the position of opposing the new tax-cut plan on the House floor, which Republicans could seek to use to their advantage in the November 6 elections where control of Congress will be at stake.
A separate poll from Quinnipiac University, also released Monday, found Trump's approval rating to be 38% and found 54% of American voters disapproved of the job he's doing.
Party leaders have closely tracked their leads in several public polls: during a meeting of congressional Democratic leaders on Wednesday evening, a top aide to Ms. Pelosi walked the group through a list of five recent polls that found voters nationally favoring Democratic congressional candidates over Republicans by double-digit margins. That unfavorable number is the worst since he won the presidency, and it matches the worst level seen during the 2016 presidential campaign.
If that happens, it would be the first time since 2012 the US economy would have to support such a large deficit, highlighting a basic shift for the Republican Party, which once prided itself on fiscal conservatism. Four in 10 say the President can bring the kind of change the country needs, down 5 points from March and matching a November 2017 low.
These self-inflicted wounds since early summer have helped push Trump's approval ratings below 40 percent.
President Donald Trump has reportedly woken up to the possibility of being ousted from office by angry Democrats, and thinks he can play the situation towards a big reelection in 2020. A smaller share take the positive angle on each one, with 28% calling him more in touch, 27% more honest or less corrupt and 22% more intelligent.
Numerous districts have large, well-educated suburban populations, a demographic that tends to express more disapproval of Trump in opinion polls. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points, for the subset of 923 registered voters, it is plus or minus 3.9 and for the 775 likely voters plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.