President Trump’s approval rating has tumbled 11 points since March, according to a new poll released Monday.
Thirty-four percent of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance in the latest Investor’s Business Daily (IBD)/TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics (TIPP) survey.
Fifty-six percent disprove of Trump’s showing instead, and Monday’s results mark an 11-point drop in Trump’s approval rating since the president’s 45 percent last month in the same poll.
“As his ambitious agenda encounters some obstacles in Congress, President Trump’s approval ratings have declined,” said Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica and director of the IBD/TIPP poll.
“For instance, the inability of Congress to pass the proposed healthcare bill has weighed down Americans’ approval of Trump’s overall performance as president,” he added, citing last month’s defeat of the GOP's American Health Care Act (AHCA).
Monday’s results found that 49 percent say Trump’s leadership is weak, contrasted by 35 percent who believe it is strong.
Thirty-nine percent are satisfied with America’s direction under Trump, an 11-point decrease from 50 percent in IBD/TIPP’s February survey.
Twenty-five percent said the AHCA would have improved the U.S. healthcare system, with 50 percent saying ObamaCare is sustainable if left alone and 48 percent believing it is not.
Trump said Sunday Republican efforts to repeal and replace ObamaCare remain alive following the AHCA’s stunning collapse last month.
“Anybody (especially Fake News media) who thinks that Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare is dead does not know the love and strength in R Party!” he tweeted.
Trump last week threatened to back 2018 primary election challenges against House Freedom Caucus members after the conservative group helped torpedo the AHCA.
“The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast,” he tweeted March 30. "We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!”
Freedom Caucus members fiercely opposed the AHCA before a House vote last month, leading Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanNo time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' MORE (R-Wis.) to yank the controversial bill ahead of its expected death on the chamber floor.
Trump’s criticism of the conservative group casts doubt on the GOP’s ability to make progress on the president’s other agenda items such as tax reform and a major infrastructure package.
IBD/TIPP conducted its latest survey of 904 U.S. adults via interviews from March 24-30. It has a 3.3 percent margin of error.