President Trump does not seem to understand anything in his own way: the one-month closure of the government still has to give way to its desired boundary wall. his second address of the State of the Union was canceled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Three large surveys have found that its approval ratings have experienced a serious slump.
A Politico-Morning Consult poll published Wednesday confirmed that the president now has 40 percent approval – a 17-point decline from the previous poll.
Two other major surveys by CBS News and Associated Press-NORC found that Trump now has 36% and 34% approval, respectively. AP's new data is down eight percent from last month, while CBS's figures are a three-point slump.
According to the AP, this latest approval rating is the lowest in Trump's two-year presidency.
Much of the disapproval stems from the partial government shutdown that reaches its thirty-third day on Thursday. According to the AP poll, 60 percent of Americans say Trump has "a big responsibility" for the closure and 36 percent blame Congressional Republicans. Only 31
Similarly, Politico noted that 54 percent of Trump and Congressional Republicans blamed the closure, while only 34 percent blamed the Democrats. The pollsters at the DC outlet found that these numbers "have remained fairly stable since the stalemate began."
While a partisan dispute – such as that centered on the Union's state – could go down nationally, stagnation has affected the lives of many Americans.
According to CNBC, around 800,000 federal employees were affected by the closure, around 380,000 were released and 420,000 were forced to work without pay. Many have used part-time jobs such as over-riding, spare classes or babysitting to make ends meet. The New York Times reported that more than two thousand federal employees have turned to crowdfunding site GoFundMe for financial support.
55 percent of Americans said they were "worried" about the closure, and 51 percent said it was "a big problem," according to Politico and AP figures.
"Most of the responsibility goes to the president for making the decision," said self-employed Republican Sandra Olson of Northwood, Iowa, "Never in my life have we seen a president so abused and
The president's performance figures have been particularly hard hit by self-determined independent voters who, according to the AP, have rated a 71 percent rejection poll, this number, the AP noted, is "below the lowest points." Politico's poll also found a 60 percent rejection among independent voters.
However, Trump's support within his party has remained relatively intact, with both Politico and AP numbers finding that around 80 percent of the total Republicans approve of Trump's achievement.