President Donald Trump is having a meltdown on Twitter after Fox News released a new poll in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso revealing some of the worst poll numbers they have ever seen for him.
Conducted nearly two weeks after the deadly mass shooting in Texas in which 22 were gunned down by a white nationalist incited to violence by Trump’s rhetoric, the Fox News poll found that Trump is in the top three reasons Americans think mass shootings are increasing.
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When voters are asked to say in their own words why mass shootings happen more often in the U.S. than elsewhere, their top three responses are: access to guns (35 percent), mental health issues (22 percent), and Trump rhetoric (10 percent).
Furthermore, while Trump and Republicans in Congress drag their feet on gun control legislation such as the background check bills the House has already passed, an overwhelming majority support the gun control measures.
On specific measures to reduce gun violence, there’s broad support for requiring criminal background checks on all gun buyers (90 percent) and passing “red flag” laws that allow police to take guns from people shown to be a danger to themselves or others (81 percent).
In addition, Fox News revealed that Trump’s job ratings are really bad and that even conservatives are starting to waver.
Meanwhile, the president’s job ratings are increasingly negative in the shooting aftermath, as 59 percent say Trump is “tearing the country apart,” compared to 31 percent who feel he’s “drawing the country together.” Two years ago it was 56-33 percent (August 2017).
Sixty-five percent of Republicans and 54 percent of conservatives think he’s drawing the country together, while 92 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of non-whites, 59 percent of independents, and 53 percent of whites say tearing the country apart.
Overall, 56 percent of voters disapprove of Trump’s performance, up from 51 percent in July. Record numbers of men (53 percent), white men (46 percent), and independents (64 percent) disapprove. His disapproval rating has only been higher once: 57 percent in October 2017.
Currently, 43 percent of voters approve of Trump, down from 46 percent last month.
The morning after the poll was released, Trump took to Twitter and fired off over a dozen tweets and retweets in an effort to distract.
Unfortunately for him, nothing can distract from the fact that he is bleeding out in the polls.
This poll follows a state by state poll that found Trump is floundering in ten battleground states, and now even has a negative approval rating in Texas and Utah.
And as the economy continues to free-fall, these numbers will likely get even worse as more Americans wake up and realize that Trump is a disaster for our nation.
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