President Donald Trump’s approval rating has hit a new low at 39 percent, with 56 percent disapproving, in a Politico/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday.
This compares to a 44 percent approval rating last week, when 52 percent disapproved. Trump’s previous all-time low approval rating in a Politico poll, at 40 percent, was registered two weeks ago.
Other key points from the survey, which was conducted entirely after Trump’s various reactions to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, include:
Self-identified Republican voters registered the largest decline in support from last week, to 73 percent from 81 percent, while the president’s approval rating slid just a single point among Democrats and independents. Thirty-seven percent say Trump’s reaction to the Charlottesville events – condemning hate groups but also citing good and bad people on both sides of the protests – was appropriate, while 46 percent say it was inappropriate. Forty-three percent blame the