Poll: Trump’s approval rating slips to 36 percent

President Trump’s approval rating has reached near-record lows, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

The survey of registered voters found that 36 percent say they approve of Trump’s job performance, compared to 58 percent who disapprove. Trump’s approval has fallen from the 40 percent recorded in the same poll released in mid-April.

“There is no way to spin or sugarcoat these sagging numbers,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “[These] are red flags that the administration simply can’t brush away.”

{mosads}Trump’s favorability ratings slipped among some demographics that carried him to victory in the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton, including white voters without college degrees, white men and independent voters.

Trump’s approval rating is near its lowest mark since he took office, which was 35 points in early April, according to Quinnipiac.

Gallup said last month that Trump’s average approval rating was the lowest since it began presidential approval surveys in 1953. According to Gallup, the average approval of presidents is 61 percent.

According to Quinnipiac’s poll, Trump’s biggest drop in support this month was from white voters who didn’t go to college. Just 47 percent now approve of Trump’s administration, compared with 57 percent in April.

Among voters surveyed, 58 percent said Trump’s first 100 days in office have been “mainly a failure,” compared with just 38 percent who say it has been successful.

Other findings in the survey centered on Trump’s treatment of the media and vice versa. The poll found that 58 percent of the voters polled do not approve of the job the news media has done covering Trump’s White House. But a majority, 65 percent, also disapproved of Trump’s treatment of the press.

Quinnipiac’s poll was conducted from May 4 to 9 and surveyed 1,078 voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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