American voters, who gave President Donald Trump a slight approval bump after the missile strike in Syria, today give him a near-record negative 36 - 58 percent job approval rating, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Critical are big losses among white voters with no college degree, white men and independent voters.The poll was conducted between May 4-9, and therefore the full impact of the James Comey firing was not reflected. Other findings:
"The erosion of white men, white voters without college degrees and independent voters, the declaration by voters that President Donald Trump's first 100 days were mainly a failure and deepening concerns about Trump's honesty, intelligence and level headedness are red flags that the administration simply can't brush away," [assistant poll director Tim] Malloy added. [snip]
...[V]oters trust the media more than Trump 57 - 31 percent to tell the truth about important issues.
Trump's first 100 days in office have been "mainly a failure," 58 percent of voters say, while 38 percent say they have been "mainly a success."
By a 54 - 38 percent margin, American voters want the Democratic Party to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives. This is the widest margin ever measured for this question in a Quinnipiac University poll, exceeding a 5 percentage point margin for Republicans in 2013.
If Democrats had won control of the U.S. Senate in the 2016 elections, the country would be in a better place than it is now, 41 percent of voters say, while 27 percent say it would be in a worse place and 30 percent say it would be the same.As Rump furiously tries to cover up his ties with Russia, and as the Republican Congress moves forward with its tax cuts for the wealthy disguised as a vicious gutting of Obamacare and Medicaid, expect those numbers to get locked in at that level, or potentially go even lower.
Reality check: the mid term elections are 18 months away, and responders to a poll aren't the same as people at the polls.
UPDATE: One final finding of the poll --