6 in 10 Americans disapprove of Donald Trump, suggests Rasmussen poll

A new poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research indicates that more than six in ten Americans disapprove of Trump’s presidency.

The Rasmussen poll was conducted between the 30th July and 1st August, and is a fresh blow to the embattled president.

It found that 62% disapprove of Donald Trump, well ahead of the 38% who approve of his performance, giving him a net approval rating of -24%.

On top of that, 50% of all respondents said they strongly disapprove of Trump while just 25% said they strongly approve.

This poll comes weeks after it was suggested by that Donald Trump was “historically unpopular” for a president at this stage in his presidency, according to analysis from FiveThirtyEight.

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To put the poll into context, Trump’s Rasmussen disproval figure is his highest since the start of his presidency. The same can also be said for his “strongly disprove” figure.

In the first Rasmussen poll of his presidency, 56% of poll respondents approved of Donald Trump compared to the 44% who said they disapproved. Since then the trend has been that Trump’s approval figures have sunk while his disproval numbers have soared.

The blow does not make good reading for the Trump administration. However, FiveThirtyEight, the political statistics and number-crunching website, gives Rasmussen polls a rating of just C+. The ratings are based off past successes of polls, as well as their respective methodologies.

Two other polls conducted at the same time led to the following results:

  • The latest YouGov poll (B+): 37% approve, 54% disapprove (31st July – 1st August).
  • The latest Gallup poll (B-): 36% approve, 60% disapprove (31st July – 1st August).

Donald Trump’s struggling approval ratings continue, but can the president pull his net approval rating back up to positive numbers?


The full results of the Rasmussen Reports poll can be accessed here.