As he left office, President Donald Trump’s job approval marks were on a downward spiral, led by sinking support among his Republican base, following the riot at the Capitol and subsequent impeachment.
In a new poll from the Pew Research Center, only 29% of Americans said they approve of how Trump is handling his job – the lowest of his tumultuous presidency and down 9% points from August. Sixty-eight percent said they disapprove of his job performance.
Driving the decline, only 60% of Republicans and voters who lean Republican approve of Trump’s job performance, the poll found, a drop from 77% in August. Trump’s positive marks from Democrats – already near rock bottom – dropped one percentage point to 4% from 5%.
The poll, conducted Jan. 8 to 12 – one day before Trump’s impeachment – surveyed 5,360 U.S. adults, including 4,040 who said they voted in the presidential election.
Throughout his presidency, Trump’s job rating has remained relatively stable – never surpassing 45% or dropping below 36% – before the current nosedive.