‘Sinking like a rock’: Trump’s approval rating keeps plummeting

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President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One.
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President Donald Trump received his lowest approval rating since he took office, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

Thirty-eight percent of voters in the latest Quinnipiac University poll said they approve of the job Trump is doing, down from a 42% approval rating in Quinnipiac’s last poll on February 7.

The Quinnipiac poll shows a severe partisan split – 83% of Republicans said they approve of Trump’s job performance, while 91% of Democrats disapprove.

“President Donald Trump’s popularity is sinking like a rock,” Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a release. “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,” Malloy added.

Among the other results:

    39% of voters surveyed said their opinion of Trump is favorable, while 55% said their opinion of him is unfavorable. 55% of voters surveyed said they think he does not have good leadership skills, while 42% said they think he does. 55% said they think he is not honest, while 40% said they think he is. 63% said they think he is not level-headed, while 33% said they think he is. 58% said they think he is doing “more to divide the nation.” 38% said they could trust Trump to do what is right “almost all of the time.”

However, a Politico/Morning Consult poll published Wednesday tells a different story.

Forty-one percent of voters in that poll said they think the country is heading in the right direction, up from 29% immediately after the election in November. Further, the Politico poll showed Trump’s approval rating increasing over the past week to 49%.