Deranged narcissist Donald "Rump" Trump may believe his base is "stronger than ever," but as they say, reality's a bitch.
The latest CNN poll has emerging proof that while you can fool all of the people some of the time, some Republicans can't be fooled all of the time (neither A. Lincoln nor B. Dylan said that):
... Among Republicans, strong approval has dropped from 73% in February to 59% now. Among whites who do not have college degrees, a core component of Trump's base, just 35% strongly approve, down 12 points since February. At the same time, strong disapproval among Democrats has held steady around 80%.Some other findings that shouldn't shock anyone with a pulse:
Looking back over the first 200 days of Trump's time in office, just 36% say they consider it a success, and 59% consider it a failure. Both Barack Obama and George W. Bush were viewed as successful at this stage of their presidency by most Americans (56% for Bush, 51% for Obama).
Further, 62% overall say that Trump's statements and actions since taking office have made them less confident in his ability to be president. Half of whites without college degrees share that view. [snip]
Personal praise for the President is scarce, just 30% say they admire the President, and 34% say they are proud to have him as president [Ed.: 63% say they're not proud]. A majority (55%) say he has lowered the stature of the office of the president. Six in 10 don't consider Trump honest and trustworthy.How might all this, combined with the TrumpCare and other Republican disasters, be playing out in the 2018 midterms, you ask?
A majority of voters want to see Democrats take back the House and the Senate. https://t.co/kCYrD1oEsh— Priorities USA (@prioritiesUSA) August 7, 2017
Dave Weigel, you have the final word:
It takes honest-to-goodness work to get approval numbers this bad when you've inherited sub-5% unemployment. https://t.co/mCtn3wBKtD— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 8, 2017