And down and down and down and down…
The latest IBD/TIPP poll is ugly. So ugly.
In what can only be termed as “historic lows,” the latest showing has Trump’s approval at only 32 percent. The disapproval is up to 59 percent. This marks a 5 point decrease since July.
So what’s causing all this?
According to the director of the poll, Raghavan Mayur, it’s a host of issues. You can look at the failure to pass an Obamacare repeal, the ongoing Russia probe, and the general chaos that makes up the Trump White House can all be considered factors. I’d also be willing to bet on Trump’s mad tweeting making people just a little uneasy, as they contemplate the mental health of our president.
“Despite Americans’ optimism regarding the economy, multiple factors are collectively offsetting the boost that the economy should be giving Trump, and driving down his approval rating,” Mayur said. “Trump’s skirmish with Attorney General Sessions did not go well with many conservatives, and former communications director Anthony Scaramucci’s vulgar exchange with a reporter upset many. On top of this, the daily dose of insinuations from the media regarding collusion with Russia also help to explain the low approval rating.”
Unfortunately, the bad news doesn’t end there.
A majority of Americans who say they follow the Russia investigation closely, 65 percent, says that they believe Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow in some form. Those numbers include 30 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of independents.
Pollsters also found that support for Trump among Republicans now stands at 71 percent, down from 83 percent last month.
Also down is Trump’s support among white males. Since July, the number has dropped 7 points, to 44 percent.
There was some good news (sort of). Forty-seven percent of those polled felt the time was right to begin talking about impeachment, but 50 percent say it’s a little early to consider such a drastic measure. Then again, in June, those numbers were 32 percent to 65 percent.
This latest poll from IBD/TIPP had 904 respondents, and was conducted from July 28 to August 5. The margin of error is around 3.3 percent. It was conducted in collaboration between Investor’s Business Daily and TechnoMetrica.