Trump’s approval rating is down 13 points with white evangelicals and 15 points with suburban white men over the last month due to the government shutdown.
Donald Trump’s overall job approval rating in the latest NPR/Marist poll is 39%, but his base is falling out from under him:
– Down significantly among suburban men, a net-positive approval rating of 51-to-39 percent to a net-negative of 42 percent approve, 48 percent disapprove. That’s a net change of down 18 percentage points.
– Down a net of 13 points among white evangelicals, from 73-to-17 percent approve to 66-to-23 percent approve.
– Down a net of 10 points among Republicans, from 90-to-7 percent approve to 83-to-10 percent.
– Down marginally among white men without a college degree, from 56-to-34 percent approve to 50-to-35 percent approve, a net change downward of 7 points.
The only segment of Trump’s base that isn’t included in these numbers is rural white voters, and there are signs that the president is slipping with them as well.
The Government Shutdown Is Wrecking Trump
This is going to come as a shock to Donald Trump, but lots of Republicans work in the government, work with the federal government, or have family members who are contractors with the government. The number of people who are being impacted by this shutdown is much larger and growing bigger than the 800,000 federal workers who are often cited in media reports.
Millions of Americans are financially suffering because Trump wants his wall. The wall is not popular or considered needed by the vast majority of Americans. Trump is engaging in a political act of self-destruction by shutting down the government to get his wall. The Republican Party is shrinking before our eyes, as even parts of Trump’s base have had enough.
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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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