President Donald Trump’s approval rating hit another low in Quinnipiac University’s poll, which found this week that 34 percent of voters approve of his job performance and 57 percent disapprove.
Trump’s previous low in the Quinnipiac survey was a 35 percent positive and 57 percent negative rating, registered on April 4.FiveThirtyEight's poll average is more sanguine: 38.3 Approve/55.9% Disapprove. But the trend lines are definitely negative.
My sense is that Trump is inching close to the point of no return. His Tweets following the London Bridge ISIS murder spree marked another boundary-crossing event in public diplomacy.
If you look at the Gallup history, once a prez goes south of 35% approval it is a death knell:
Gallup Historical Presidential Job Approval Statistics
Low individual measurements
Dates in office Low approval rating Harry Truman February 1952 22 Dwight Eisenhower March 1958 48 John Kennedy September 1963 56 Lyndon Johnson August 1968 35 Richard Nixon July 1974 and Aug. 1974 24 Gerald Ford Jan. 1975 and March 1975 37 Jimmy Carter June 1979 28 Ronald Reagan January 1983 35 George H.W. Bush July 1992 29 Bill Clinton June 1993 37 George W. Bush October 2008 25 Barack Obama Aug. 2011, Oct. 2011 and Sept. 2014 38