The ineptitude and general inability of President Donald Trump to function properly and appropriately in his role as chief executive were known well-before these past few weeks, but the coronavirus crisis has seemed to highlight what we’ve already understood for quite some time: if the United States ever faced a real crisis with Trump still in office, it would be a very, very bad thing.
President Donald Trump’s approval rating has taken a hit as the coronavirus continues to take a toll on the United States.
53.1 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump and 42.7 percent approve, according to FiveThirtyEight’s polling average as of March 10. That’s a noticeable rise from 51 percent disapproval and 44.6 percent approval on February 18, before the coronavirus had worked its way through the country.
A new report from HillTV shows that since Donald Trump caused a government shutdown in attempting to force Congress to fund his border wall his support among male American voters has plummeted.
The decline in his approval rating among men has been occurring steadily over recent months, according to an analysis of Hill-HarrisX public opinion data.
In the past month President Donald Trump’s approval rating on the immigration issue has dropped five points and now sits at just 35% in the latest CNN Poll which came out on Monday.
This poll is the first hard evidence that Trump and the Republican Party may suffer politically from his new zero tolerance immigration policy which includes separating children from parents who are arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border.
If pollsters at Monmouth University are correct, the Republican Party this year will lose all five of the seats it currently holds in the U.S. House of Representatives. This would be a substantial percentage of the 23 seats needed to give Democrats control of Congress after the 2018 midterm elections.
Things are so bad for Donald Trump that he has set the record for having the lowest approval rating of any president during their first six months in office in US history.