Donald Trump may be enjoying his 17-day vacation to Bedminster, New Jersey, but the American people are clearly not enjoying his presidency.
According to a new IBD/TIPP Poll released on Monday, the president’s support is in an utter free fall with just 32 percent of Americans offering their approval of Trump’s job so far – the worst rating he’s received in any poll since taking office.
What’s behind his collapse in approval? His own supporters – including white men, Midwesterners, Republicans, and high school educated – all who are fleeing from team Trump in droves.
According to the survey, the president’s low support among Democrats and independents remained steady.
More from the poll:
Trump lost significant support across the board, but saw big declines among areas of core support, including Republicans, Midwesterners, middle-income families, white men and the high-school educated. The results come in the wake of the Senate’s failure to repeal ObamaCare, upheavals in the White House staff, the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the election, and the daily beatings administered by the mainstream press.
Among Republicans, for example, Trump’s approval rating fell from 83% in July to 71% in August. Trump’s already low approval ratings remained relatively unchanged among Democrats (4%) and independents (30%).
In terms of income, Trump lost the most support from those with household incomes between $30,000 and $50,000. Among this group, Trump’s approval rating dropped from 40% in July to 27% in August.
Trump’s support among white men — the one demographic group who approved of Trump — dropped from 51% in July to 44% in August.
According to RealClearPolitics, the president’s average approval rating now stands at 37.8 percent, and there are no signs that it will stop declining anytime soon.
The stunning collapse in Trump’s support among his own voters comes on the same day the president took a break from his vacation to fire off 13 tweets throughout the day on Monday.
In one post, Trump bragged about his support, saying that his base “is far bigger and stronger than ever before.”
The Trump base is far bigger & stronger than ever before (despite some phony Fake News polling). Look at rallies in Penn, Iowa, Ohio…….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017
But like most of Trump’s claims – especially those made from the comfort of his Twitter page – this one is completely false; his support is neither big nor is it strong.
With the special counsel investigation escalating and Trump’s own incompetence embarrassing and endangering the country on a daily basis, it’s no longer just Democrats and independents who feel the president is completely unfit – it’s many of the same people who cast a ballot for the grade-schooler-in-chief last fall.
Trump will likely continue attacking the media or Democrats in Congress who seek to hold him accountable, but it’s his own supporters who are now abandoning him.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.