Most Americans surveyed in a Hill-HarrisX poll released Wednesday disapprove of the job that President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE is doing, but he has not lost any ground recently.
Forty-five percent of registered voters in the March 18-19 survey said they approved of how Trump is conducting his official duties. Fifty-five percent disapproved.
Trump's job approval rating has been quite stable in recent weeks. He received the same ratings during the previous Hill-HarrisX surveys conducted on March 5-6 and Feb. 17-18. While the president has not lost any support, he has also not gained any, suggesting that the public has settled into its opinions about Trump, despite his recent remarks about immigrants "invading" the United States and insulting the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCain20 years after 9/11, US foreign policy still struggles for balance What the chaos in Afghanistan can remind us about the importance of protecting democracy at home 'The View' plans series of conservative women as temporary McCain replacements MORE (R-Ariz.), which angered many of his critics.
"I guess if the Mueller report came out and it said 'we absolutely found nothing, anywhere that was negative,' I'm not sure that would even do a whole lot," Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Poll, told Hill.TV on Wednesday, referring to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's investigation.
"We're in a polarized era that didn't start with Donald Trump and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE, we've been going that way since the early 90s," Miringoff added. "There's very few people on the fence and when it comes to Donald Trump, there's even fewer."
Younger voters gave Trump his lowest marks in the latest poll, with 61 percent disapproving of his presidential performance and only 39 percent approving.
Republicans continue to give the president strong support with 82 percent approving of him and only 18 percent disapproving. Those numbers were almost the exact inverse of Democrats' views. Eighty-three percent of Democratic respondents said they disapproved of Trump while 17 percent viewed him positively.
Independent voters were mostly negative about Trump's job performance, but not by as significant of a margin as Democrats. Sixty percent said they disapproved of Trump's official conduct while 40 percent approved.