Approval Rating Down Five Points Since September
Drop in Approval Comes From Independents, Whites and Whites Without a College Degree
Most Popular of Trump’s Actions is His Handling of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
OCTOBER 29, 2017 – Thirty-eight percent of Americans say they approve of President Donald Trump’s job performance, his lowest job-approval rating since taking office, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
58 percent of Americans disapprove of his job performance. The approval rating of 38 percent, down five points since September, contrasts with the president’s previous low in approval: 39 percent in the May NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The drop for Trump has come from independents (who shifted from 41 percent approve in September to 34 percent now), whites (who went from 51 percent to 47 percent) and whites without a college degree (from 58 percent to 51 percent).
The poll, conducted from Oct. 23 through Oct. 26, finds that the most popular of Trump’s recent actions over the past couple of months is his handling of the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, by a 48 percent-to-27 percent margin. And by a 42 percent-to-37 percent margin, Americans give a thumbs-up to the president’s handling of the economy.
Read more on the poll’s findings, including the president’s handling of other issues like the NFL player protests during the national anthem as well as a look ahead to the 2018 midterms: http://nbcnews.to/2yX2qGY.
MANDATORY CREDIT: NBC NEWS/WALL STREET JOURNAL
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