Even when Trump won the Electoral College, after losing the popular vote, his approval ratings were slightly underwater. In fact, Trump somehow won the Electoral College with a 61% “unfavorable” rating, the “worst in presidential polling history,” according to Gallup Polling.
Today, Morning Consult, released the results of a new nationwide poll of more than 470,000 people showing a significant drop in the President’s approval ratings.
Morning Consult reported that after the election Trump had only a 46% approval rating and a 34% unfavorable rating. After the inauguration, Trump’s approval rating jumped slightly but never reached 50%.
Below are two snapshots of Trump’s approval ratings from January and then what Morning Consult found today.
A majority of the states saw a drop in approval ratings, however key “battleground” states where Trump’s favorability was close to zero at the election have plummeted in 2017.
- Michigan: -22% net percentage point change
- Arizona: -26%
- New Hampshire -18%
- Wisconsin: -18%
- Pennsylvania: -16%
- North Carolina: -18%
It is not just “battleground” states that saw a significant drop in approval ratings. States that Trump carried in the general election have “soured” on Trump in 2017.
- Tennessee -23%
- Mississippi -21%
- Kentucky -20%
- Kansas -19%
- Indiana -19%
The biggest drop in approval ratings came from traditionally “blue” states.
- Illinois: -30%
- New York: -30%
- District of Columbia: -29%
The poll shows that the people of Washington D.C. disapprove of Trump the most with -60 net approval rating.
It appears that millions of people across the country are waking up and are realizing that Donald Trump is nothing more than a con man, who hoodwinked them in the general election. He continues to lie to the public about his connections to the Russian government. He continues to push policies that contradict his campaign promises. He also continues to fill the swamp with unqualified people, like Besty DeVos and Scott Pruitt.
Workers across the country are also starting to realize that while Trump campaigned on renegotiating NAFTA, to help bring back jobs and raise wages for working people, the fact is that his new NAFTA looks a lot like the Trans-Pacific Partnership that he claimed to be against.
Initial reports are showing that the new NAFTA will do nothing to help workers worldwide and will do nothing to stop the offshoring of American jobs. Because the new NAFTA negotiations are being held in secret, we do not really know how bad the overall agreement will be.
It is good to see that people are finally starting to wake up and see Trump as the con man he really is.