Starting four days ago on March 11 on the Gallup Daily Tracking poll, President Trump’s approval rating tanked to 39% from 45% approving on the 11th. This coincides with the disastrous rollout of TrumpCare.
On the 11th, disapproval was at 49%. Cut to four days later, March 15th, post CBO scoring of Trumpcare, and President Trump is at 55% disapproval and a mere 39% approval.
Gallup Daily Tracking Poll President Trump approval-disapproval:
The rollout started earlier than this, but the damaging impact of Trumpcare really began making headlines and capturing attention in the last week, and things got worse after the CBO released their scoring on Monday.
With just 39% approving, Trump is left with hardcore Republicans approving. We see this number over and over again as the immovable Republican base number.
The Gallup Daily Tracking poll is a good place immediate snapshot of a politician’s popularity in the moment. It can give a sense of what direction things are going for a politician or their agenda at the moment, as opposed to a poll that’s a monthly snapshot or more of a long term trendline. “Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.”
Donald Trump doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room, since he came into office as the most unpopular president in modern history. Between his unwarranted, wild accusations against former President Barack Obama that he has been unable to back up with even a shred of evidence and the rollout of Trumpcare, Trump is also suffering from self-inflicted wounds.
The CBO scored Trumpcare using dynamic scoring (i.e., Republican ideology) and even then the score shows 24 million people at risk of losing their health insurance under Trumpcare over the next ten years, 14 million the first year. It’s not a surprise that this didn’t go over well.