Fox News Poll Shows Trump’s Approval Ratings Going Even Lower, 41 Percent Of Trumpanzees Approve, 51 % Disapprove
Increasing economic optimism only goes so far, as a majority still says the world’s “going to hell in a handbasket.” Fifty-four percent feel that way, down just a touch from 57 percent in 2016 and 58 percent in 2014.
Check out these post-election swings among partisans: optimism in the economy is up 54 points among Republicans, and down 29 points among Democrats since October. The number saying the world’s going to hell has gone up 26 points among Democrats, but dropped 32 points among Republicans.
Trump gets his best job rating on the economy: 47 percent approve, while 44 percent disapprove. Almost as many approve of how he’s handling terrorism (45 percent approve vs. 48 percent disapprove). Voters are much more disapproving on other issues, such as immigration (41 vs. 56 percent), health care (35 vs. 55 percent), and America’s relationship with Russia (33 vs. 55 percent).
In addition, a 54 percent majority disapproves of the president’s revised executive order banning citizens from six countries from traveling to the United States, and the number believing the travel ban makes the U.S. safer dropped eight points since last month and now stands at 34 percent.
Approval of Trump’s overall job performance is down five percentage points. Currently, 43 percent of voters approve, while 51 percent disapprove. In February it was 48-47 percent.
Trump opponents hold more strident views than his fans: 45 percent “strongly” disapproves of the job he’s doing, while 30 percent “strongly” approves.
The poll also asked about Trump’s tweeting. One-third of Trump voters (35 percent) approve of his tweeting — but just 16 percent of all voters approve. The rest either disapprove (50 percent) or “wish he’d be more careful” with his tweets (32 percent).