Quinnipiac poll: Trump approval hits new low

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President Trump’s approval rating has slipped to 38 percent, a new national poll finds.

The Quinnipiac University survey released on Wednesday says that only 38 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance, while 55 percent disapprove.

According to Quinnipiac, the 17-point difference in Trump’s approval rating is the worst he’s fared in a poll since taking office in January. 

An earlier survey from the pollster this month registered Trump with 42 percent approval and 51 percent disapproval.

“President Trump’s popularity is sinking like a rock,” Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the poll, said in a statement announcing the findings.

“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. This is a terrible survey one month in.”

Polls of Trump’s approval rating have shown a wide disparity, according to data tracked by RealClearPolitics. Several others polls put the president’s approval rating in the mid-40s, with the conservative-leaning Rasmussen putting his approval rating as high as 51 percent.

Not surprisingly, the Quinnipiac poll found a strong partisan divide in job approval ratings. An 83 percent majority of Republicans approve of the president, while 91 percent of Democrats disapprove of his job performance.

Trump’s popularity also differs along gender lines, with 41 percent of men approving but only 36 percent of women approving. Fifty-nine percent of women in the poll disapprove of Trump’s performance.

Vice President Mike Pence received a nearly even favorability rating, with 41 percent approving and 40 percent disapproving.

Quinnipiac University surveyed a pool of 1,323 voters between Feb. 16 and 21. The margin of error is 2.7 percentage points.

– This story was updated at 6:57 p.m.

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