• Trump’s approval rating hits new record low: Polls

New polls in the United States show that President Donald Trump’s approval rating has declined ahead of November’s mid-term elections.

The latest CNN poll showed on Tuesday that Trump's approval rating stood at just 36 percent – a drop of 6 points compared to last month – and reached a new record low among independent voters.

"Overall, just 36% approve of the way the President is handling his job, down from 42% in August. Among independents, the drop has been sharper, from 47% approval last month to 31% now," the poll said.

The businessman-turned-politician also reached a new low of just 32 percent in CNN polling for the number of people who believed he was honest and trustworthy.

The poll surveyed 1,003 adults between September 6 and 9 with a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

Seven other reliable polls also revealed a downward trend in the US president’s popularity.

The polls included ABC News/Washington Post, Gallup, IBD/TIPP, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Quinnipiac University, Grinnell College/Selzer & Co, and Suffolk University, giving Trump an average approval rating of 38 percent, a drop of 3 points from his previous approval rating that averaged 41 percent.

The collective dip indicates real public dissatisfaction with the job Trump is doing at the White House.

The figures are especially alarming for Republicans in view of the upcoming November mid-term elections. The US president is battling claims of being a paranoid and dysfunctional leader by several White House insiders’ books.

The next elections in the US are to be held on November 6, 2018. Americans are to vote for members of the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 Senate seats.

ME

Sep 12, 2018 07:52 UTC
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