The new Gallup presidential approval rating daily tracker reveals that Republicans are running away from Donald Trump.
Trump has been on a steady downward trend during the month of October. His high for the month was an approval rating of 39%. Since October 5th, he has plunged to 35%. Since the President already lost the majority of the country long ago, this erosion in support is coming from members of his own party.
Here is the trendline via Gallup:
Trump’s fights with Republican Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake are not helping him with people in his own party. It is possible that his efforts to blame Hillary Clinton for the Russia scandal are also finding some deaf ears. Trump’s only support is within the Republican Party. If even 5%-10% of Republicans head for the exits, Trump is looking at one term presidency.
Donald Trump is sinking fast, and if he can’t hold the Republican base, there is no reason for Congressional Republicans to go down with him in the 2018 midterms. If the Trump slide within his own party continues, look for vulnerable House Republicans in swing districts to flee Trump.
The Trump bluster has been replaced by a dumpster fire that even Republicans are starting to abandon.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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