Saturday, June 10, 2017

Politico -- Trump approval rating hits new low in Quinnipiac poll

President Donald Trump’s approval rating went a little deeper this week. But it’s still not as bad as the worst rating for former President George W. Bush.

President Bush was one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history. At the time, some polls showed his final approval rating at 22 percent.

By comparison, former President Barack Obama dipped as low as 38 percent in 2013.

So we, the anti-trump resistors, have a way to go before Trump’s numbers reach rock-bottom

However, Trump’s approval rating this week did sink to a new low of 34%, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll. His lowest score so far.

According to the poll, 34% of voters approve of Trump, while 57% disapprove, a dip from the university’s previous survey on May 24, which found that the President had a 37% approval rating.

The poll found that 31% of voters think Trump did something illegal in his relationship with Russia, while 29% say that the president did something unethical, but not illegal. About 32% of voters think Trump did nothing wrong. A majority of voters see Trump’s general relationship with Russia as concerning - 68% said they are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned," while 54% said he is too friendly with the country.

Quinnipiac University polled 1,361 voters from May 31 to June 6. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.

Trump approval rating hits new low in Quinnipiac poll

By Madeline Conway