Donald Trump likes to cite Rasmussen Reports as they often give him much more favorable approval ratings than more reputable pollsters, but their latest survey shows that the number of Americans supporting him is the lowest it’s been in a month.
According to Rasmussen, Trump’s approval rating is 46 percent, while a majority – 53 percent – disapprove of the job he’s doing.
That’s the lowest standing Trump has had in the poll since the month started. It’s also declined a net seven points since he was impeached on Dec. 18, when the poll had his approval/disapproval rating at 49 percent/49 percent.
Worse for Trump is that, of those who disapprove, 44 percent do so strongly. Only 35 percent strongly approve of his job performance.
In other words, not only has the impeached president’s job approval rating fallen, but the intensity with which Americans oppose him is stronger than that of those who support him.
Trump’s approval is falling while support for removal is surging
While Rasmussen shows Trump’s approval rating falling, the number of Americans who support the president’s impeachment and removal from office is surging.
As PoliticusUSA’s Jason Easley noted earlier this week, a new poll shows support for removing Trump from office hit a high of 55 percent.
All of this comes in the wake of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell’s attempt to run a show trial with the expressed goal of clearing Trump without hearing from a single witness.
Everywhere they look, Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell see that their impeachment strategy is roundly imposed by the American public. Not even Trump’s favorite pollster can paint a rosier picture of reality for 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.