When President Trump took office a year ago, after getting only 43 percent of the vote against the least-popular major party nominee in American history, his supporters claimed his popularity would take off.
So far, it’s only gotten worse.
Trump entered office as one of the least popular presidents in American history. After a year to prove himself, voters are rendering their verdict.
In Quinnipiac’s Jan. 26, 2017 poll, Trump starts his presidency with a 36 percent approval rating, and a 44 percent disapproval rating.
A year later, Quinnipiac’s Jan. 10, 2018 poll finds Trump is still at 36 percent approval, but now 59 percent disapprove.
After a year of job performance, Trump’s approval rating has gone from -12 to -23 percent.
Trump’s personal ratings are also even worse than the poor numbers he started with.
In 2017, only 39 percent of voters called him “honest.” By 2018 that number had fallen to 34 percent.
In 2017, 56 percent of voters called him “dishonest.” By 2018 that number has grown to 63 percent.
On the issue of honesty, Trump went from -17 to -29 percent.
In 2017, voters believed Trump had good leadership skills, by a 49 to 46 percent margin. After a year of exhibiting his leadership skills, voters now believe he does not have leadership skills, by a 59 percent to 39 percent margin.
On the issue of leadership, Trump went from +3 to -20 percent.
And on the most important issue when it comes to electoral success, in 2017 voters believed Trump did not care about the average American by a 53 to 44 percent margin.
A year later, voters believe Trump does not care about average Americans by a 59 to 38 percent margin.
On the issue of caring about average Americans, Trump went from -9 to -21 percent.