Sixty-one percent of those surveyed said they don’t approve of the job Trump has been doing while just 33 percent approve. That’s an increase in disapproval of 6 points since Quinnipiac’s last poll in June.
In addition to those figures, 54 percent of voters surveyed say they’re embarrassed by Trump compared to the 26 percent that say that they feel proud. Twenty-six percent said they viewed Trump as a levelheaded person, while 71 percent say they consider him unstable.
“It’s hard to pick what is the most alarming number in the troubling trail of new lows for President Donald Trump,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll, said. “Profound embarrassment over his performance in office and deepening concern over his level-headedness have to raise the biggest red flags.”
But the Quinnipiac poll wasn’t the only ones showing the startling figures. Two other daily approval rating pollsters found Trump with a historically-low rating.
Rasmussen Reports, a right-learning polling service that Trump typically cites as being the most accurate, showed Trump with his lowest rating yet. The tracker said just 38 percent approve of his performance.
It was much of the same in Gallup’s daily job approval tracker, which indicated on August 2 that 60 percent of Americans disapproved of Trump’s performance while just 36 percent approved.
Any way you slice it, more and more Americans are losing faith Trump.
Ever since May, polling trends have shown that Trump’s base continues to shrink, as Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight wrote. The polls used in his average split Trump’s approval rating into four categories: strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove and strongly disapprove. Those surveyed who strongly disapproved of his job performance outweighed those who strongly approved by a whopping 2:1 margin, Silver calculated.
Since those polls from over two months ago, the numbers have continued to worsen. And with continuous tension reported in the White House, things don’t seem to be slowing down.
According to FiveThirtyEight’s calculations, an average of the most recent polls show that his strong disapproval rating has increased more than 3 percent from May — from 44.1 percent to 47.4 percent.
The startling polling results come after two of the more hectic weeks at the White House since Trump was inaugurated. After bringing in Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director, Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was relieved of his duties, and his replacement — John Kelly — forced Scaramucci’s resignation after just 10 days in his role.
However, the addition of Kelly, a military general, could signal a major change in how the White House presents itself.
Voters also aren’t fond of many of Trump’s policies, including a recent decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military.
On August 3, Quinnipiac released a separate poll that measured the opinion of Trump’s July 26 transgender military ban decision. It found that 68 percent believe transgenders should be able to serve in the military while 27 percent think they should be banned from doing so.
The poll also gauged opinion on how members of Congress are dealing with the Affordable Care Act. Eighty percent of voters surveyed said they disapprove of the way Republicans are handling the issue, while 59 percent said Democrats are handling things the wrong way.