Though he’s had historically low poll numbers since he took office, three just released polls show that the ongoing government shutdown and revelations about connections to Russia have dragged President Donald Trump’s approval rating even further underwater.
The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, which was released Wednesday, shows that 57 percent of those surveyed disapprove of Trump’s job performance. 54 percent also blame Trump and the GOP for the shutdown. Only 35 percent say Democrats are to blame.
Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president, noted:
“As the government shutdown enters its second month, President Trump continues to carry the bulk of the blame among voters for the stalemate. In this week’s poll nearly half of voters (49 percent) say the president is responsible — up 6 points since the shutdown began. At the same time, 35 percent of voters blame blame congressional Democrats, up 4 points, while 4 percent of voters blame congressional Republicans, down 3 points.”
The news is also bad for Trump as it relates to the Russia investigation, with 57 percent saying they believe it’s likely Russia “has compromising information“ on Trump. Only 31 percent think it’s not likely Russia has dirt on the president.
A CBS News poll contains more bad news for the president, with 71% of Americans saying they don’t think the border wall is worth the government shutdown, while only 28% think it is. 66% of Americans told pollsters Trump should agree to a budget that doesn’t fund a wall. Only 31% said he should refuse a budget that doesn’t have wall funding.
But perhaps the most troubling results come from a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, which, as Newsweek reports, shows that more people are ready to impeach Trump than support him:
“Trump’s approval rating [stands] at just 40 percent, while 57 percent disapproved. Forty-six percent of voters, meanwhile, supported impeaching Trump, while just 44 percent are opposed, according to the poll.”
If the shutdown continues for much longer and there are more damaging developments in the Russia probe being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Trump may well find himself so unpopular that even the GOP-controlled Senate will be inclined to remove him from office.
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