Trump Touts New Poll Showing Approval Rating on the Rise

Elias Hubbard
November 15, 2017

President Trump tweeted on Tuesday a graphic with the results of a daily tracking poll that shows 46 percent of Americans approve of his job performance.

It is Trump's lowest rating in the poll since August 2, when he received a 33 percent approval mark. Trump won the presidency by capturing the Electoral College, but Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million votes (65,853,625 to 62,985,106) or 2.1 percent - well within the margins of error for the surveys he criticizes.

51 percent say they would like Democrats to win control of the House in 2018, while 38 percent do not.

As of Monday, the commander in chief has a 46 percent approval rating among likely USA voters-a number Trump was keen to share with his followers.

"President Donald Trump returns from his big Asia trip to find numbers frozen in the negative", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

Ninety-three percent of people who identify as black and 70 percent of people who identify as Hispanic said Trump is not fit to serve. "Ominously, there is creeping slippage in the base".

Republicans were divided, with 38 percent saying he should stay in the race and 42 percent saying he should drop out.

The 40 percent mark is a new low for respondents to the Quinnipiac survey, which asked the same question in September and October. Only 5 percent approve.

The survey of 1,577 registered voters was conducted November 7-13 via landlines and cellphones. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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